Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans.
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press
When artist Trevor Paglen looks up at the night sky, there's beauty and wonder, but also a planet completely transformed by humans into a "landscape of surveillance." His new exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Sites Unseen,” offers a…
By Jeffrey Brown
President Donald Trump is explaining his decision not to declassify a Democratic memo, saying the document is “very political” and needs heavy redactions.
By Jonathan Lemire and Chad Day, Associated Press
Lawmakers are discussing the renewal of the FISA Amendments Act, which allows the surveillance of foreigners outside of the U.S. And while there is generally bipartisan support for the act on national security grounds, reports show that the National Security…
By PBS NewsHour
By Saher Khan
The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Several senators are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations.
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice denied Tuesday that the Obama administration spied on Trump campaign associates for political reasons last year, though she acknowledged that on occasion she requested the identity of Americans swept up in U.S. surveillance efforts.
By Elizabeth Flock
Since Trump took office last month, a vocal and growing number of librarians across the country are taking a more politically active stance.
At lower Manhattan’s International Center for Photography, the new exhibit “Public, Private, Secret” examines the changing role of privacy in light of contemporary surveillance and oversharing. The exhibition offers a historical perspective on voyeurism and surveillance and considers the definition…
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