On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to rein in the NSA's dragnet phone surveillance programs. But as the debate moves to the Senate, it's not clear whether we're debating a phone dragnet or an Internet one.
The big takeaway from the 25th Annual ASIS NYC Security Conference and Expo was that catastrophe could strike at any moment, and the only way to stop it was through beefed-up and intrusive security initiatives.
The more we learn about these fake cell phone towers that no one wants to talk about, the scarier it gets.
They Allege New Zealand is collecting email, phone, and social media communications and sharing it with the NSA.
Admiral Michael Rogers took his apology tour to Canada. Can he repair his agency's tattered reputation?
The federal agency is working "to create a centralized repository of all drivers' movements across the country" according to the ACLU.
Documents called "disruption warrants" will let Canada's spies do just about anything in the name of stopping terrorist attacks.
The RCMP kept surveilling Canadians after the Supreme Court told them to stop.
Privacy advocates are asking a judge to rule that NSA internet data collection is a violation of the Fourth Amendment without deciding what that means for the future of the program.
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…