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Couple Says Feds Came Knocking After Google Search For Pressure Cooker

It’s something you probably do a dozen times a day — jump on your computer and enter a search into Google – but one Long Island couple did just that, and then heard a knock on the door from police, reports CBS New York.

08/02/2013

(CBS)

NSA Sued In San Francisco Court Over Collecting Phone Records

Nineteen organizations ranging from a church to gun rights groups sued the National Security Agency in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to challenge the mass collection of their telephone records.

07/17/2013

(CBS)

San Francisco Judge Allows NSA Surveillance Lawsuit To Proceed

A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday kept alive a five-year-old lawsuit in which several citizens claim the U.S. National Security Agency conducts unconstitutional “dragnet surveillance” of Americans’ communications.

07/09/2013

A sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Google Challenges Government Gag Order On Internet Surveillance Program

Google petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday for permission to explain to the public exactly how often the company has been asked to provide users’ data for the purpose of national security.

06/19/2013

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo Discloses Number Of U.S. Government Data Requests

Yahoo is the latest company to disclose how many requests for user data it has received from U.S. government agencies, putting the number between 12,000 and 13,000 in the six months that ended on May 31.

06/18/2013

Apple headquarters in Cupertino.

Apple Details Government Requests For Data

Apple says it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data for the six months ended in May.

06/17/2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Feinstein Says NSA May Release Some Details Of Surveillance Program

The National Security Agency may soon reveal more details of its secret surveillance program following word from tech giants about the number of user data requests by the government, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

06/17/2013

Facebook

Facebook Allowed To Reveal More On User Surveillance

Facebook’s top attorney says after a week of negotiations with national security officials, the company is allowed to make new revelations about government orders for user data.

06/14/2013

President Obama speaking to reporters at a press conference in San Jose.

President Admits Government’s Long Denied Massive Data Trawling At SJ Presser

For years, top officials of the Bush and Obama administrations dismissed fears about secret government data-mining by reassuring Congress that there were no secret nets trawling for Americans’ phone and Internet records.

06/08/2013

Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. (CBS)

Intelligence Chief Blasts Leaks About Internet Surveillance & Phone Records

The national intelligence director said the disclosure of an Internet surveillance program is “reprehensible” and a document leak about a phone records program could cause long-lasting and irreversible harm to the nation’s ability to respond to threats.

06/06/2013

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