Retiring lawmaker says panels fail to provide oversight and that his successor ‘better be skeptical.’
More revelations from leaked documents that point to government collection of emails and more.
The surveillance issue seems abstract until you look at how much data we leave for the world to follow.
Top-secret government documents have been released to the SF-based Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In its latest transparency report, Twitter says requests from governments worldwide for information about its users’ accounts are up sharply, to 1,157 in the first half of this year, compared with 849 during the first six months in 2012 — an increase of 36.3 percent. This news comes amid the controversy over the large-scale data […]
The San Jose Mercury News reports that Yahoo is asking the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to let the public see its arguments in a 2008 case that the government used to persuade tech companies to cooperate with its massive data-gathering efforts. Yahoo joins a growing list of parties demanding greater transparency over the government’s […]
Google Wins Key Ruling in Book-Scanning Case Jonathan Stempel, reporting for Reuters: “Google notched a legal victory in its bid to create the world’s largest digital books library, winning the reversal of a court order that had allowed authors challenging the project to sue as a group. “A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court […]