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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.
The NSA’s Controversial Phone Surveillance Program Ends on Saturday
The Obama administration announces the end of the controversial NSA telephone metadata surveillance program.
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.
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.
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.
Pro-NSA Senator: Surveillance Reform Is 'Resounding Victory' for Edward Snowden
The Senate finally passed an NSA reform bill.
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.
Don’t (Just) Let the Sun Go Down on Patriot Powers
A few pieces of the Patriot Act are about to expire, but we need more than a quiet death to guarantee true reform.
The New NSA Reform Bill Would Give the Government Even More Power to Spy on Your Smartphone
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.
House of Representatives Votes to End NSA Phone Spying Program
A bill to end NSA mass surveillance has made it through the House, but the Senate may be a tougher sell.
Opinion and Analysis
Who's Afraid of the Surveillance State?
The struggle to rein in the NSA lacks wide support because the surveillance state is too insidious an enemy for the public to recognize.
When Is Congress Going to Rein In FBI Surveillance?
We've heard a lot about NSA spying thanks to Edward Snowden, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is no stranger to unaccountable snooping.