At least seven states already have enacted restrictions limiting government use of the technology and about 20 states are debating additional bills. States want to know how and why the technology is being used.
By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
Officials who briefed reporters said the restrictions enacted around the world on movement and large gatherings may have decreased the number of potential people or groups to surveil.
By Nomaan Merchant, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The investigation by the Air Force inspector general found that the planes were used to gather information about crowd size, crowd flows and fires but they did not monitor individuals.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
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.
By Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
By Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
"Law enforcement authorities, like everyone else, are required to use their real names on Facebook and we make this policy clear," Facebook spokeswoman Sarah Pollack told The Associated Press in a statement Tuesday.
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
The United States could look to the United Kingdom's new Snoopers Charter as a model for expanding electronic surveillance, experts say.
By Nsikan Akpan
Two studies explain exactly what people can learn from your metadata...and how to stop them.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
New documents released by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden show that telecommunications giant AT&T was for years the most cooperative and prolific provider of Internet and phone data to the NSA…
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
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.
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