Patriot Act

Eric Swalwell

East Bay Congressman Says Letting Patriot Act Expire This Month Would Be A Mistake

Unless there’s an 11th-hour deal, portions of the Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of this month. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is concerned about what that could mean for national security.

05/25/2015

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Feinstein: NSA Phone Records Grab Was Renewal Of Ongoing Practice

Feinstein (D-San Francisco) spoke to reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference after the Obama administration defended the National Security Agency’s need to collect the records.

06/06/2013

The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Reported Gov’t Seizure Of Verizon Records Stuns Bay Area Privacy Advocates

Privacy advocates in the Bay Area expressed outrage over a report Wednesday that the National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.

06/06/2013

Google (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Orders Google To Give Customer Data To FBI

In a ruling written May 20 and obtained Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston ordered Google to comply with the FBI’s demands.

05/31/2013