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Oakland police were seeking the public's help in identifying individuals responsible for vandalism during George Zimmerman verdict protests. (Photo Courtesy of Associated Press)

Photos, Video Of Suspects In Oakland Zimmerman Vandalism Released

The Oakland Police Department released photos and video surveillance footage of individuals responsible for acts of vandalism in Oakland during protests against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Florida.

07/18/2013

Traffic. (CBS)

California May Issue Digital License Plates, Privacy Groups Concerned

California may become the first state to issue digital license plates that can be registered electronically and record tolls. Privacy advocates are concerned the plates could become tracking devices for law enforcement.

07/18/2013

(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

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

Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (CBS)

Bay Area Leaker Of Pentagon Papers Praises Snowden

Speaking to KPIX 5 on Tuesday, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg praised Edward Snowden for releasing details about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs.

06/12/2013

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

Google Asks To Publish More U.S. Government Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for emails and other information that people transmit online.

06/11/2013

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

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