patriot-act

Why Rep. John Conyers wants to defund NSA’s phone snooping

The Michigan Democrat calls the program "shocking and disappointing."

Here’s how the government justifies sucking up your phone records

Now that the NSA's phone records program is public, the American people are finally learning how the government justifies its dragnet surveillance.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 22, 2013

Whoa: Watch the PATRIOT Act’s author warn Congress might cancel the spying program

Sensenbrenner wrote the Patriot Act in 2001. Now he says the government is abusing a key provision.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jul 17, 2013

Report: NSA asked Verizon for records of all calls in the U.S.

For years civil liberties groups have said the government is spying on every American. How they appear to have proof.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 6, 2013