Now one Texas-based billionaire (who began amassing his fortune at Enron) has singlehandedly spearheaded a massive spying program—secret until now—in a city 1500 miles away from where he lives.
In one of tens of thousands of FBI memos from the time, King is called the “most dangerous and effective Negro leader in the country.”
Pokémon Go has become a highly lucrative property in the short week it’s been available to download. Nintendo’s stock has soared by over 25 percent since the game’s release. At the peak of this spike, market analysts valued the game at a whopping $7 billion. All that profit comes at a different cost: User privacy.
Under the Senate bill, the FBI could demand electronic communications transaction records such as time stamps of emails and the emails’ senders and recipients, in addition to some information about websites a person visits.
The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch — twice — and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so. But in this massive lost opportunity to prevent a slaughter dwells a positive sign for our ability to stop future attacks. Law enforcement at least had its eye on him. Scarier would have been that it had never heard of Omar Mateen.
New York City’s police department has emerged as one of the biggest opponents to Ted Cruz’s call to patrol specifically Muslim neighborhoods following the Brussels attacks. However, that same police department was a pioneer in monitoring American Muslims for over a decade following the September 11 attacks.
Ted Cruz got flustered today when CBS’ This Morning’s anchors pointed out the logical fallacies in his argument that the U.S. needs to spy on Muslim communities to weed out radical jihadists.
A federal appeals court is now considering whether the FBI can be held liable for allegedly indiscriminately targeting Muslims for surveillance.
The San Bernardino shootings are reviving a debate about Washington’s digital surveillance effort to find and capture violent extremists, with the recent shutdown of a U.S. cellphone spying program coming under renewed criticism.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that the settlement with USIS and its parent company, Altegrity Inc, will resolve claims that the firm failed to perform quality control reviews in connection with its background investigations.
After a week of fierce debate, the Senate passed landmark legislation Tuesday, signalling the end of an era of a widespread domestic surveillance that began in the fearful weeks after 9/11.
Most people who are setting up a social media account or downloading a new app hit the “Agree” button for the terms of service agreement without even reading it. They have a vague idea that they’re selling off parts of themselves.
Will Congress reauthorize, rewrite, or let the Patriot Act expire? Critics tout the economic cost and strain on civil liberties that the law has had on Americans.
Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.
Watch John Oliver’s wide-ranging questions, from the importance of whistleblowing to the genuine dangers that Snowden’s leaks have created.
Washington (AFP) — Back before campaign promises needed to be cashed, Barack Obama told 200,000 Berliners that allies must “trust each other” and vowed to repair bonds torn by George W. Bush’s go-it-alone diplomacy. Six years on, he needs to do some work to make good on that pledge. Sectarian chaos remaking the Middle East, […]
Washington (AFP) – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would restrict the electronic surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA). The margin was wide, 293 to 123, for the bill attached to the defense budget for 2015, which begins October 1. For now, however, the bill will have no effect on […]
By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A federal appeals court in Chicago held a highly unusual closed-door session with government officials Wednesday after debating in public whether attorneys for a local terrorism suspect should be allowed to view confidential surveillance documents filed in the case. In 30 minutes of arguments that were open to […]