Patriot Act

Crime & Drugs

The DEA's war on narco-terrorism just got more complicated

For years, DEA operatives have posed as FARC rebels in order to bust suspected terrorists and drug dealers. What will they do now that peace is coming to Colombia?
Malcolm Beith
8.29.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Donald Trump Revealed How He'll Force Mexico to Pay for the Wall, and It's Pretty Nuts

Mexico is still going to pay for it, and it'll only take a few days to convince the country, apparently.
Helen Donahue
4.5.16
Obama

​Obama's Pick For Librarian of Congress Is an Open Access Champion

She's a tech-savvy, open access champion who supporters say could help bring the nation’s largest and most important library into the digital age.
Sam Gustin
2.25.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of the NSA?

Most of the time, I don't give a shit that the government is spying on me. Turns out, I probably should.
Mike Pearl
12.11.15
News

The NSA’s Controversial Phone Surveillance Program Ends on Saturday

The Obama administration announces the end of the controversial NSA telephone metadata surveillance program.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.15
FRANCE

​A Look at France’s New Surveillance Laws in the Wake of the Paris Attacks

Just this year, France granted itself broad new surveillance powers. Here's how they may be used in the wake of the tragic attacks.
Rachel Pick
11.15.15
News

Judge Orders NSA to Stop Collecting American's Phone Records Immediately

A federal judge is trying to shut down the NSA’s most controversial program—again.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.9.15
News

Did You Enjoy the 28 Days the NSA Stopped Spying on You?

A secret court just allowed the NSA to resume its bulk collection program.
Jason Koebler
7.1.15
Obama

Senate Approves Major Changes to Surveillance Laws in Passing USA Freedom Act

The Act remodels key parts of the Patriot Act, which allowed the government to conduct its controversial mass surveillance program.
VICE News
6.2.15
News

Pro-NSA Senator: Surveillance Reform Is 'Resounding Victory' for Edward Snowden

The Senate finally passed an NSA reform bill.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.2.15
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Everything You Need to Know About Rand Paul's Crusade Against the Patriot Act

With his blitzkrieg against NSA surveillance, the Kentucky Republican is returning to his roots, and his fans are loving it.
Grace Wyler
6.2.15
News

For the First Time in 14 Years, the NSA Can’t Get Your Phone Records

The Senate is letting a small portion of the Patriot Act expire, but just for a couple of days.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.1.15
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