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 International Security Conference and Exposition is a rare window into the world of physical surveillance that usually remains hidden in secret command and control centers.
Police don't need to be outfitted and trained in surveillance—they know the power of images, and how powerfully they are networked.
The RCMP is apparently following international policing trends and launching a pilot project that will have some officers recording their every interaction.
The notoriously secretive department might get a badly-needed dose of transparency when it comes to its counterterrorism operations.
The government's legal brief against an alleged Chinese mobster speaks to its unchecked surveillance powers in the Obama era.
The LAPD is trying to make its officers better drivers, but police departments around the country should also be monitoring the way cops interact with civilians.
In this post-9/11 era of national security state excesses, the largest police department in America is freaking out over the possibility of weaponized drone attacks by developing its own drone program.
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 officer lost his job, but he probably won't be facing charges for killing someone.
The modern world has allowed us to become constantly transmitting information beacons. But not all of us use that power for good.
Days before the New Zealand election the government has been accused of knowing that citizens were under mass surveillance.
Martine Baret has been investigating for suspicious Parisians for nearly 50 years.
If nothing else, this summer from hell has put out-of-control policing front-and-center in the American conversation. But are body cameras really the answer?
Olivia Wilde posed for photos while breastfeeding her child in a new magazine spread. The internet is freaking out about her side-boob, but really, who cares?
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) is packed with judges who own stock in the telecom companies handing over data to the government.
Spanish artist Mario M. Santamaría scours Google's Art Project for glimpses of the hardware behind the service.
In 2011, taken by the emergence of mass protest movements around the world, artist Zach Blas began making his "Facial Weaponization Suite," a series of community workshops that discuss and resist biometric facial recognition technologies.
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.
In the annals of disastrous US intelligence failures, the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion ranks near the top. But as we try to get a handle on what has become a global surveillance regime, the government still won't open up about its past.
With the help of schools across the country, the US military is exploiting a loophole in the law to gather personal information on millions of Americans.