Politics May 27

Trump opposition throws surveillance legislation in doubt

Legislation to extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown into doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump threatened a veto and congressional Republicans and top liberal Democrats said they opposed the bill.

Jun 03

President Barack Obama has signed into law the USA Freedom Act, which extends three expiring surveillance provisions of the 9/11-era USA Patriot Act. It also overhauls the most controversial provision, which had been interpreted to allow bulk collection of U.S.

Jun 02

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over U.S. cities

WASHINGTON — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated…