The notoriously secretive department might get a badly-needed dose of transparency when it comes to its counterterrorism operations.
More than a year after Edward Snowden first revealed the extent of the NSA's mass surveillance programs, the Senate is finally voting on a bill to curb the agency's sweeping spying powers.
The government's legal brief against an alleged Chinese mobster speaks to its unchecked surveillance powers in the Obama era.
Investigatory Powers Tribunals are where you complain if you think the government is spying on you. They're usually held behind closed doors but this year a few select public hearings have taken place, so I went to check one out.
We've heard a lot about NSA spying thanks to Edward Snowden, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is no stranger to unaccountable snooping.
In a world where every keystroke is potentially watched, and every heartbeat potentially counted, does knowledge of that change how you act?
The modern world has allowed us to become constantly transmitting information beacons. But not all of us use that power for good.
In case you're late to the table here, the 2014 NZ election campaign has been super weird.
After months of steadfast denials, the CIA admitted to hacking into the computers of congressional staffers who are probing Bush-era interrogation and detention policies.
Maybe you already assumed there's some kind of twisted marriage between Wall Street megabanks and America's global surveillance regime. But not even a total cynic could have anticipated former NSA boss Keith Alexander cashing in this hard, this fast.
The full details of how police departments in the US are using military-grade surveillance technology—often without warrants—are being blocked from release by an aggressive effort from the federal government and the corporation that sells the devices…
Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina who disappeared for a week to visit his Argentine lover, is trying to chip away at the modern surveillance state.
Yesterday, Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept revealed the names of four out of five countries that the NSA is collecting the phone calls of using a program called MYSTIC. Now, Wikileaks is threatening to release the name of the fifth country in question.
The NYPD's notorious Muslim-mapping program has been disbanded, but that doesn't mean the cops have stopped watching mosques and Muslim student groups.
The companies, along with dozens of other major tech firms, are actively opposing an initiative to prevent NSA spying known as the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, leaning on shadowy industry lobbying groups while they profess outrage in official statemen…
We like to look at candid pictures of celebrities or people doing weird stuff, but when it's a normal guy eating breakfast, or a woman walking her dogs, there's a nagging thought that says, Maybe I shouldn't be witnessing this.
Declassified documents show that the NSA maintains a secret office at the US Embassy in Mexico City. What exactly do they use it for?
The government is with us 24/7, on the other side of the bed, night after night, listening in case we mumble something in our sleep. Might NSA also stand for No Strings Attached?
Pyongyang isn't just a city in North Korea—it's also the name of a Southeast Asian restaurant chain run by the North Korean regime. The eateries are as well known for traditional North Korean food as they are for money laundering and spying.
The entire mid-Atlantic region will potentially be under "persistent surveillance," a dream term for those in the intelligence biz and a worst-case scenario for those who care a lick about privacy.
In the 1970s, a group of activists calling themselves the Citizen's Commission to Investigate the FBI raided government offices and exposed the systematic targeting of "subversive" Americans. Here, for the first time, is how they did it.
Having pissed of Malaysia, Indonesia, and East Timor (in that order) foreign relations under Abbott has finally found some direction: east.
Tensions with Indonesia will likely see more asylum seekers trapped in inhumane detention camps, and harsher policies will make like worse for refugees.
A new law is being proposed that would supposedly crack down on "cyberbullies," but its language also targets terrorists and those who steal cable TV signals. This appears to be the latest trojan horse maneuver by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's governmen…