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Thanks to a three-decade-old executive order, researchers say, Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless domestic surveillance may not be as strong as first thought.
U.S. government investigators have compiled an 83-page list of Twitter shorthand, including some acronyms we bet you've never used.
A trove of documents released by the Obama administration appears to contain a 2004 opinion authorizing the agency's massive data collection program.
The US government's SOP 303 codifies the shutdown and restoration process "for use by commercial and private wireless networks during national crises."
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders the White House to release more of its reports, directly citing document leaks from Edward Snowden.
Documents newly declassified under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit reportedly show that the National Security Agency unlawfully searched Americans' phone records and misrepresented program to court officials.
Nobody seriously believes that the NSA would helpfully give you backup if your hard drive failed. But an employee of the online storage company Backblaze asked anyway.
Documents confirm that investigators were interested in a 2008 manifesto penned by the 26-year-old Internet activist, who committed suicide earlier this year while under federal prosecution.
Vagaries of federal surveillance law, enacted in 1968 and updated in 1986, favor lots of e-mail snooping over only a little.
An FBI investigation manual updated last year, obtained by the ACLU, says it's possible to warrantlessly obtain Americans' e-mail "without running afoul" of the Fourth Amendment.