"The use of Stingrays further erodes the privacy of anyone using a cellphone," one expert told Newsweek.
The snooping devices are known as 'Stingrays' and are typically purchased by law enforcement.
Obama’s former national security adviser has explained why she requested the names of Trump aides from intelligence reports.
Open criticism of the political class is not usually welcome in Singapore.
Internet providers would have to introduce back doors for intelligence agencies under the proposals.
The request comes as some Republican lawmakers, many of whom have stridently defended U.S. surveillance programs in the past, express sudden interest in considering additional privacy safeguards.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Americans were more reluctant to share personal information than when the poll last asked the question four years ago.
Government insiders are trusted less and being watched more in the wake of damaging leaks.
Why would he court the objections to a Muslim registry?
Congressmen demand data as they debate the merits of NSA's Section 702 authority, intended for foreigners.
Changes to federal Rule 41 make it possible for authorities to gain warrants for devices that are out of their physical jurisdiction.
The bureau says using biometrics is crucial, but critics call it an Orwellian intrusion.
James Clapper said household devices could be used as surveillance tools.
Vigorous independent oversight of counterterrorism activities sacrifices neither liberty nor security.
“When current law affords more protections for a letter in a filing cabinet than an email on a server, it’s clear our policies are outdated.”
After a Guardian report revealed that the IRS purchased StingRay devices, the IRS commissioner admitted to their use.
The controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed in the Senate Tuesday afternoon.
Facebook now sends a notification to users when it believes a government has targeted their account.
The drop was part of a campaign that also helps former intel employees change fields.
Snowden, Greenwald, Miranda to Introduce U.N. Treaty to End Mass Surveillance and Protect Whistleblowers
The activists are hoping to codify digital rights across the globe.
The policy does not include state and local agencies and may not apply to public places.
Police found Vester Lee Flanagan with help from a license plate reader.
Andrei Soldatov, the Russian expert on the secret services, describes how Putin’s regime monitors the internet.
Hacking Team reportedly has contracts with U.S. law enforcement as well.
From produce to honey, NSA employees enjoy a weekly visit from local vendors.