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NSA Metadata Collection Has Come To An ‘Official End’

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2015-- When the clock struck 12:00 AM on Thanksgiving weekend's Sunday morning, the National Security Agency (NSA) was forced to end...

Federal Court Rules To Uphold Bulk Spying

Three judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decided to uphold the NSA's bulk spying program, rebuking a 2013 ruling that disputed the program's legality...

Jeb Bush Proposes Increasing NSA Spying Powers To Combat ‘Evildoers’

GOP presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been a particularly vocal advocate for the National Security Agency's mass surveillance program, and on...

NSA Pledges To Destroy Archived Metadata ‘As Soon As Possible’

Federal officials are claiming that after the National Security Agency reaches its six-month deadline and data collection is transferred to private phone companies, as...

DoJ Asks Surveillance Court To Ignore Federal Court’s Ruling On Illegal...

Hours after President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act, which would continue the National Security Agency's mass surveillance program, while transferring its bulk data...

Mitch McConnell: Freedom Act Is A Victory For Snowden And For...

After the USA Freedom Act passed in the Senate on Tuesday, 67-32, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) addressed the bill's passage, and shared his...

UPDATED: Senate Approves House-Passed USA Freedom Act, Sends Bill To President...

UPDATE: 10 p.m. Eastern – President Obama signed the USA Freedom Act on Tuesday evening. A statement was released on Twitter, prior to the signing,...

Senate Advances USA Freedom Act, Begins Debate On Amendments

On Tuesday, the United States Senate voted, 83-14, to advance the USA Freedom Act, opening it up to a series of amendments that will...

Ron Paul: Is The CIA Providing Security Or Threatening Our Liberty?

Parts of the Patriot Act expired at midnight, but danger to our liberties remains. According to Ron Paul, the embodiment of that danger is...

PATRIOT Act Spy Provisions Officially Expire After Senate Reauthorization Attempt Fails

After the USA PATRIOT Act's Section 215 provision authorizing the bulk collection of millions of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency was...

Senate Reconvenes For Last-Minute Attempt To Revive Patriot Act

UPDATE: June 1st 12:01 a.m. Eastern - Section 215 of the Patriot Act has expired. UPDATE: 8 p.m. Eastern – The Senate voted, 77-17, to advance...

White House: Congress Is Playing ‘Russian Roulette’ With The Patriot Act

In preparation for the possible expiration of certain provisions of the Patriot Act, the Obama administration is urging the Senate to act, and warning...

Led By Rand Paul, Senate Blocks Extension Of The Patriot Act

The United States Senate blocked an outright two-month extension of the Patriot Act early Saturday morning, as three sections of the Act are set to...

Senate Majority Leader McConnell Pushes for Two-Month PATRIOT Act Extension

In the past, long term re-authorizations of the USA PATRIOT Act have sailed through the Senate without controversy, but recent events have set up en...

USA Freedom Act Passes Congress, Rep. Amash says It Will NOT...

The USA Freedom Act has passed the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly with 338 votes in favor and 88 against.  It now moves...

Federal Appeals Court Ruling: NSA Data Collection Is Illegal

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the indiscriminate collection of phone data, conducted quietly by the National Security Agency before it was exposed by NSA whistleblower...

After the USA Freedom Act fails, those who voted against it...

The vote to reform how the NSA collects bulk phone data and other types of data failed to pass by a slim margin, but...