The U.S. National Security Agency was barred by a federal judge from indefinitely keeping the bulk phone records it collects that might be demanded in lawsuits challenging a secret surveillance program.
A New Jersey lawmaker probing intentional lane closings at the George Washington Bridge said two aides to Governor Chris Christie had no grounds to fight subpoenas and will get a last chance before an investigative panel unleashes “all legal options.”
New Jersey lawmakers investigating intentional traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge authorized 18 new subpoenas in a widening probe into the administration of Governor Chris Christie, a Republican who has been mentioned as a potential presidential contender.
President Barack Obama will put off decisions on the most controversial aspects of the U.S. government’s data-collection programs, including those faulted by phone and Internet companies that say customers are losing faith that their privacy is protected.
A divided U.S. privacy-policy board concluded the National Security Agency’s collection of bulk telephone data is illegal and should be stopped, giving fresh support for opponents of the government’s surveillance programs.
President Barack Obama tomorrow will create a panel to examine how data-collection efforts like the National Security Agency’s spy programs affect Internet companies and privacy rights, said two people familiar with White House deliberations.
President Barack Obama wants to see Edward Snowden clapped in irons and bound to the U.S. for a criminal trial. Two Norwegian politicians have a different fate in mind for Snowden: the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Syrian regime has been using a “strategy of war crimes” that’s killing 5,000 people a month to crush the armed opposition and peace negotiators must focus more attention on the deaths, Human Rights Watch said.
A federal judge may have laid the foundation for U.S. Supreme Court review of the National Security Agency’s telephone data surveillance program when he said it probably violates constitutional privacy rights.