Phone records shared with U.K.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON GUARDIAN) The UK's electronic eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, has been secretly gathering intelligence from the world's biggest internetcompanies through a covertly run operation set up by America's more…

New Yorkers support expanded abortion rights

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Post) More than two-thirds of voters support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to expand a woman's right to an abortion – even allowing late-term abortions when the more…

Clapper denied NSA surveillance before Senate panel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) Weeks before the National Security Agency (NSA) began a massive phone sweeping operation on U.S. cellular provider Verizon, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress more…

'Patriot Act' author troubled by NSA snooping

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), who authored and introduced the Patriot Act, said Thursday that he was troubled by reports the National Security Agency (NSA) had more…

A look at America's most secretive court

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wall Street Journal) The leak of a judicial order requiring Verizon to give the government vast amounts of phone records offers a rare peek into America’s most secretive more…

How NSA, FBI lie with numbers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wired) Here’s a seemingly comforting statistic: In all of 2012, the Obama administration went to the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court only 200 times to ask for Americans’ more…

Verizon breaks silence on surveillance

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wired) Verizon responded to allegations that the telecom was served with a top-secret court order demanding it provide the FBI and the NSA with customer call records continuously, more…