Justice Dept. Reverses Policy on Surveillance of Journalists
Media
Justice Dept. Reverses Policy on Surveillance of Journalists
2022-11-07 19:41:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced a policy change late last month intended to protect the news media from the long arms of the law. The new policy bans nearly all subpoenas, search warrants and other legal tactics against journalists... Read More

Sen. Markey Questions Amazon’s Use of Ring for Surveillance
Technology
Sen. Markey Questions Amazon’s Use of Ring for Surveillance
2022-06-17 20:20:37
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Instead of peeping through a hole to see who is at the door, it’s more common for Americans to check their phone and see a video feed from their door when a package is dropped off, food is... Read More

Report Details ICE Surveillance Dragnet
Law Enforcement
Report Details ICE Surveillance Dragnet
2022-05-17 20:49:08
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Weaving together information from public databases and private data brokers, immigration officials have created a vast surveillance system that can be used on nearly any American, regardless of immigration status, according to a new report from Georgetown Law’s... Read More

Justices Seem Inclined to Send Surveillance Case Back to Lower Court
In The News
Justices Seem Inclined to Send Surveillance Case Back to Lower Court
2021-11-09 16:48:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A majority of Supreme Court justices appeared ready on Monday to send a controversial government surveillance case back to a lower court for further proceedings, despite the White House’s contention such a move could harm national security. The... Read More

Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters’ Records
Media
Washington Post Says US Secretly Obtained Reporters' Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday. The disclosure sets up... Read More

Bipartisan Opposition Leaves Surveillance Bill in Doubt
Congress
Bipartisan Opposition Leaves Surveillance Bill in Doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation extending surveillance authorities the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown into doubt as President Donald Trump threatened a veto and Republican leaders and top liberal Democrats said they would oppose it. House Democratic... Read More

Senate Reaches Deal for 77-Day Extension of FISA Authorities
Intelligence
Senate Reaches Deal for 77-Day Extension of FISA Authorities
2020-03-17 14:08:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Senate reached a short-term deal Monday night on reinstating national security authorities that expired over the weekend, giving the chamber a chance to pivot to debate coronavirus relief legislation. Senators unanimously agreed to a 77-day extension of... Read More

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