Legislation

At a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, chairman Mike Rogers threw softballs to NSA chief General Keith Alexander.

Federal and state governments are working on plans to require motor vehicles to feature a black-box tracking device capable of reporting real-time vehicle location, speed, and mileage directly to government authorities.

A document leaked by Edward Snowden to the Guardian revealed that in one month the NSA spied on nearly 125 billion phone calls.

The Obama administration-backed “Common Core” is bribing and bullying state governments into collecting huge amounts of private data on students.

 

The heads of Germany and France have united in calling for a new intelligence relationship with the United States after allegations of surveillance surfaced in a Snowden document.

The National Conference of State Legislature reports on the status of state laws restricting the use of drones.

The Fifth Estate is more like a documentary — without the context or the strict adherence to documentable facts — than it is an dramatization.

The National Security Agency is collecting over 250 million e-mail address books and instant-messaging contact lists a year, many from Americans.

The federal government is awarding multi-million dollar grants to local governments to help them purchase high-tech surveillance equipment.

Opening of the highly controversial National Security Agency (NSA) data center in Utah has been delayed after major electrical problems at the facility led to a series of explosions and fires, according to news reports. Official documents suggest there have been at least ten power surges over the last year, each one costing taxpayers up to $100,000. Still, the problems are apparently not even properly understood yet, let alone close to being fixed.

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