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FBI tracked locations of 180 different cell phones without obtaining a warrant signed by a judge, court documents show. Activist groups chime in.
The company files suit against the Apple- and Microsoft-backed consortium, asserting that its "patent dragnet" has placed a cloud over Google's Android platform.
Recent reports say the National Security Agency is more focused on surveillance of e-mail, Web browsing, and search terms than ever before.
Patriot Act is vital in aiding investigations into attacks such as the London subway bombing, the FBI's general counsel says.
Lawmakers say the NSA could have used less-intrusive methods to gather data.
The federal Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board calls the program "effective," but recommends some improvements.
The NSA whistleblower says the latest development “marks the beginning of a new effort to reclaim our rights from the NSA.”
A report in The New York Times pulls from Edward Snowden documents to give more details about agency surveillance of foreign officials and businesses, as well as humanitarian organizations.
We finish up the week with a visit from Shanon Cook of Spotify. She'll tell us about the top songs from Olympic-themed playlists and give us a crash course in what's trending.
As promised, the American Civil Liberties Union appeals a ruling that found the NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata to be legal and a "vital tool."