Legislation

A new bipartisan proposal for overseeing NSA collection of metadata exempts the agency from constitutional standards of surveillance.

Both houses of the Utah state legislature have passed a bill that would severely restrict the use of drones by law enforcement.

The FISA Court continues covering up the record of the federal government's unconstitutional collection of personal data.

The latest disclosure from the Edward Snowden files reveals that the NSA pretends to be Facebook in order to trap targets.

In a report, a CIA-funded company lays out its strategy for infiltrating social media.

A New York Times article reports that the CIA's suspected spying on a Senate committee may have been designed to prevent the committee from discovering information on black site prisons.

Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) publicly charged the CIA with repeatedly spying on her committee staffers conducting oversight of the agency, and of deleting files from committee computers.

During an online appearance at SXSW, Edward Snowden said he would "absolutely" do it all again.

The day after he won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll of potential GOP presidential candidates, with a 3-1 lead over his nearest rival, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said a clear focus on the issue of privacy in the midst of America's growing surveillance state is necessary if the Republican Party is going to grow and win elections again.

Colorado Senator Mark Udall charged in a March 4 letter to President Obama that the CIA has engaged in “unprecedented action against” the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, actions which the Colorado Democrat found “to be incredibly troubling for the Committee's oversight responsibilities and for our democracy.”

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