Just over a month remains before Congress decides whether to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act – the controversial post-9/11 law that serves as the backbone for surveillance. Critics and supporters are lobbying Congress to either ensure their needs are met.
Recent high-profile, video-documented police killings of unarmed men like Eric Garner have ignited a movement for justice. Yet many pushing for accountability say similar murders not caught on camera still go unpunished.
A newly-assembled international coalition of cyber cops says it’s hijacked a network of compromised computers that had been used by criminals to spread malicious software among at least 12,000 infected machines worldwide.
North Charleston’s mayor announced a state murder charge against white policeman Michael Slager on Tuesday, after a video surfaced showing the officer shooting and killing an unarmed running black man in the back.
Following the arrest of two women in New York for allegedly conspiring to build a weapon of mass destruction, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called for the banishment of a bomb-making book and an Al-Qaeda-published magazine from the internet.
Two current and one former prison guard were arrested for plotting to kill an African-American inmate upon his release, Florida authorities said, adding the suspects were members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a white supremacist group.
A federal audit of the Justice Department’s use of unmanned aerial systems shows that more than half a million dollars has been spent on a drone program that was quickly canned after barely getting off the ground.
FBI’s cooperation with the CIA and NSA is better than ever, but more is needed to make the Bureau a truly global intelligence and investigative agency, says a newly released US government report on agency’s post-9/11 transformation.
The bipartisan Surveillance State Repeal Act, if passed, would repeal dragnet surveillance of Americans’ personal communications, overhaul the federal domestic surveillance program, and provide protections for whistleblowers.