Republican lawmakers voiced support Friday for authorities to look more closely at things like the Facebook and Instagram accounts of applicants for government security clearances — a day after the Obama administration issued new guidelines for using publicly-available social-media information in federal background checks.
Even though the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records has ended, calls and emails are still being swept up by U.S. surveillance work targeting foreigners. Congress is making a renewed push to find out how many.
Facebook should have to answer claims in federal court brought by users who say the social network unlawfully collected and stored their biometric data without consent, a U.S. District Judge ruled Thursday.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
The National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency searched an intelligence community database designed to target foreigners more than 4,000 times last year without warrants using queries explicitly linked to U.S. people, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence acknowledged in a transparency report released Monday.
Citing the Islamic State’s attacks on Christians and other religious minorities, rising bigotry against Jews and Muslims in Europe and Beijing’s campaign against churches in China, a new U.S. government report said Monday that attacks on religious freedom have grown measurably around the world over the past year.
Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed a first-in-the-nation resolution Tuesday that officially declares pornography to be “a public health hazard” and takes aim at the “sexually toxic environment” caused by X-rated entertainment.
Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that allows authorities to examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowledge.
Investigators have successfully accessed data from the iPhone belonging to dead San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook — a development that brings a stunning end to a court battle that could have forced Apple to help law enforcement officials hack the cellphone.
Soldiers in the U.S. Army were subjected to a presentation on “white privilege” last April, during which they were told that American society “attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual” and were told it was their job to do something about it.