More Surveillance Articles

  • WEX BackStory: The fine line of police transparency

    As protests continue after the shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., the Washington Examiner's Susan Crabtree explores how lawmakers could respond to bolster transparency from law enforcement.

  • Privacy rights could trump transparency as Congress debates Ferguson policing

    A key Democrat who is trying to restrict the flow of military equipment to local police forces is open to the idea of outfitting police with body cameras, though he wants to ensure that related privacy issues are fully debated.

  • Cameras and more cameras

    Conservatives incline to support law enforcement. But we are also, or should be, aware of the temptations of power, and wary of its abuse.

  • Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over his extradition were resolved. Assange made the cryptic...

  • Report: German intel spied on Kerry, Clinton

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The respected news weekly reported that the agency, known by its German acronym BND, tapped a...

  • Nanny-state mindset leads to police brutality

    Once you accept the premise that so-called experts should decide what's best for the rest of us, the only question remaining is how to deal with people who don't comply.

  • CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided...

  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States, as has been the case since Twitter began issuing its...

  • If it's not OK to spy on senators, is it still OK to spy on citizens?

    CIA Director John Brennan admitted Thursday that agency officials acted improperly when they hacked Senate computers, according to the Associated Press.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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  • A Not So Grand Jury

    On August 15, a grand jury in Travis County, Texas, shocked the Lone Star State when it handed up an indictment of Governor Rick Perry, a likely candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in...

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