Convenience of the state versus personal privacy is the key issue to be presented to the Supreme Court on Tuesday when it hears appeals based on the Fourth Amendment's right to avoid warrantless searches.
The Minnesota state Senate voted April 22 to place severe restrictions on the tracking of individuals using cellphone data.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed earlier this week that it paid a private company to conduct surveillance flights for nine days in 2012 over the Compton area of southeast Los Angeles, the Los Angeles NBC News affiliate reports.
The IRS and several other federal agencies have recently contracted to take possession of license plate tracking technology.
As expected, most of the criticism about the Pulitzer Prize nomination for revealing the NSA's warrantless spying on Americans is coming from those with a vested interest in the surveillance state.
In a letter to two senators, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admits that Americans have been directly targeted by the NSA for surveillance.
President Obama released a plan purporting to restrict the power of the NSA to collect telephone metadata.
Facebook may soon possess the power to match faces to users with almost human-like accuracy.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hinted that the Supreme Court may soon hear the case on NSA surveillance.
Using a device called StingRay, police across America are able to intercept calls and texts from cell phones — often without a warrant.