'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…

No restrictions on morning-after pill, for now

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) Generic versions of emergency contraception can be sold without a prescription or age restrictions while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, an more…

Google, Facebook, Apple 'participate' with NSA

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) The National Security Agency and FBI have been engaging in a highly classified program that mines data from leading U.S. internet companies, according to a bombshell more…

Trey Gowdy gives IRS emotional dressing down

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NPR) On Thursday, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing looking into an Inspector General's report. Perhaps the highlight of the hearing, however, is the dressing down that more…