Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.
Technically Incorrect: In something of a meta-event, a woman who is filming police during an operation is herself filmed as a deputy marshal grabs her phone and throws it to the ground.
Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.
San Francisco's board of supervisors votes to amend the bill passed last October legalizing short-term accommodation rentals.
The Wikimedia Foundation argues that the NSA's full-scale seizure of Internet communications is a violation of its First and Fourth Amendment rights.
Bob Lord, Yahoo's new security chief, will lead a team called the Paranoids. Like all security executives, he has a tough job.
Passage of the USA Freedom Act revises the controversial national security policy created after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell. Crime statistics show the tech is already working.
Democratic presidential candidate tells tech companies they need to help track down terrorists but stops short of calling for weaker encryption. It's a balancing act between security and privacy.
Twitter accounts affiliated with the Internet vigilantes known as Anonymous vow to besiege the Islamic militants with "massive cyber attacks."