The mobile application is reportedly being fed data collected by China's vast monitoring apparatus, which is known to retain large amounts of personal information on citizens.
Telecom companies will now have to store all user communications for six months.
The president speculated about a surveillance law being used on his campaign before realizing his administration supports it.
A BBC journalist invited to test the government's CCTV network was located in just seven minutes.
A human rights group says China is collecting data through medical checkups in Xinjiang, a move that further adds to controls in the Muslim-majority region.
The dangers of surveillance might seem hypothetical—but history shows us we have a lot to fear.
"Unchecked powers are trampling freedoms that have long been taken for granted," report says.
Open Rights Group director Jim Killock says 'Snooper's Charter' is unprecedented.
The bulk scan of Yahoo emails was ordered by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Trump first called for surveillance of mosques in November, as well as a database of Syrian refugees entering the U.S.
Critics fear the bill does not do enough to safeguard users.
A generational gap in the memories of 9/11 and partisan politics now seems to drive the civil liberties and security debate.
The Patriot Act is gone, but the legacy of Snowden's exposure of the secret NSA screening remains mixed.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden pens NYT op-ed on second anniversary of his first revelation.
Jeb Bush came out in favor of the Patriot Act in an op-ed Monday.
The Senate voted 54-45, failing to meet the threshold needed to advance a bill that would have extended provisions of the "USA Patriot Act."
Germany's BND intelligence agency sends mammoth amounts of phone and text data to the NSA each month.
Edward Snowden urged Americans not to change their Internet habits because of the NSA.
Libertarian surfer dude Ross Ulbricht built his cyber drug cartel, Silk Road, on a belief in free markets and Internet privacy. Now he's in prison for a very long time.
A UK-based privacy group has launched a website to submit requests to a British tribunal en masse.
Next month the Supreme Court will decide whether front desk snooping is legal.
The decision marks the first time the court overseeing UK spy agencies has ruled against them.
Nearly two years after the Snowden revelations, intelligence agencies are being instructed to curtail their surveillance activities.