The federal government is looking for a way to relax the laws to make it simpler for law enforcement agents to target and compromise the computers of suspects involved in criminal cases.
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The White House released a five-point plan that would end bulk collection of phone call metadata by the government as it exists today.
The Google transparency report shows an increase in user requests from the government but a drop in compliance from the company.
Multiple efforts to reform the NSA’s surveillance activities, including a White House proposal, demonstrate that public debate still carries weight.
Privacy experts are concerned that the Obama administration’s legislative proposal to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records may be weaker than other similar proposed bills.
Politicians and policy analysts, discussing the issue in a panel Monday, said that there is room for sensible regulation without repeating the mistakes of the Crypto Wars of the 1990s.
Microsoft caught searching through the contents of its users’ communication without a search warrant as part of an internal investigation.
Time Warner released its first transparency report on Friday, reporting 12,000 government and law enforcement requests and between 0-249 national security orders.
Comcast transparency report reveals government interest in data belonging to customers of the largest American Internet service provider.
The NSA now has a tool that can collect and temporarily store the content of every single foreign phone conversation in at least one country.