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After seeing a photo of an 11-year old boy holding a rifle on Facebook, New Jersey police and Department of Children and Families officials raided the home of the boy’s father, Shawn Moore, a firearms instructor. Moore was not arrested or charged, but immediately sought the counsel of his lawyer.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illson on March 15 ruled that National Security Letters (NSLs) are unconstitutional and ordered the government from issuing them "in this or any other case."

The Missouri Department of Revenue is reportedly using grant money from the Department of Homeland Security to create and share a database of citizen information.

As the drone war expands in Africa, the Department of Homeland Security orders domestically deployed Predator drones equipped with technology that can track gun owners and follow cellphone signals.

A 5-4 majority threw out a challenge to the law authorizing the federal government to monitor and record electronic communication of all citizens.

Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Obama, said Sunday he was under orders during his White House years not to discuss or even acknowledge the existence of a "drone program." 

In a fact sheet, the Federal Aviation Administration revealed that it has approved nearly 1,500 requests for licenses to fly drones in the United States.

The Defense Clandestine Service is another step in the convergence of the military and civilian intelligence operations.

On Tuesday, President Obama signed an executive order granting the intelligence community sweeping power over the nation's electronic infrastructure.

With the expected issuance of a cybersecurity executive order, President Obama will give power to the federal intelligence apparatus to monitor the online activities of Americans.

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