Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who 'Liked' Anti-Trump Facebook Page

In a court hearing today, the Department of Justice dropped its request for the names of an estimated 6,000 people who “liked” a Facebook page about an Inauguration Day protest, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLU challenged several warrants related to protests against President Trump’s inauguration on…

Following ‘Faked’ Footage Scandal, Baltimore Moves to Restrict Public Access to Body Cam Footage

Two members of Baltimore County Council have introduced a new resolution to tighten public access to body camera footage. The measure, introduced by Republican councilmen Todd Crandell and Wade Kach, comes after dozens of criminal cases were dropped in Baltimore City following the release of camera footage that…

Intel Chief Says He Cannot Reveal How Many Americans the NSA Spied On Because He Cannot Count Them All

America’s top intelligence official is reneging on a promise made under the Obama administration to estimate how many Americans have been spied on using a warrant-less surveillance law intended to target foreigners. The decision to abandon that commitment isn’t sitting well with civil liberties advocates who formed a…