Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have required law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using surveillance drones.
The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.
Social network was under a gag order until recently to disclose "by far the largest" search warrant request it's ever received.
The two are the latest to publicly support Microsoft in its protest of a search warrant for customer emails stored abroad.
A federal court of appeals rules that cell phone carriers have no obligation to hand over users' location history without a warrant.
Company says demand for emails stored in Ireland violates foreign sovereignty, erodes trust in US firms. US says it's essential for crime fighting.
An appeals court overturns an earlier ruling on the warrants used in the raid on the MegaUpload founder's mansion, dealing a blow to his effort to avoid extradition.
Vagaries of federal surveillance law, enacted in 1968 and updated in 1986, favor lots of e-mail snooping over only a little.
During the first half of the year, the social network received 15,433 requests for data in the US alone.
Following US government counterparts, the new head of Britain's Government Communications Headquarters criticizes tech firms for permitting terrorists to use their services.