One US senator is calling out the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for pushing the moronic notion that there is somehow a good way to add backdoors to encryption used to protect devices like Apple’s iPhone.
Efforts to renew a controversial warrantless internet surveillance program have hit another snag in Congress, with the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee now claiming the bill would be dead on arrival.
Having come to the realization there may be little hope for renewing the warrantless surveillance program known as Section 702 by the end of the month, Trump administration attorneys now contend there’s a legal basis for continuing the program through next April, despite the widely held assumption it would expire come…
US officials are denying accusations raised in an incredible BuzzFeed News report published Friday, in which a senior US Treasury official accused the intelligence arm of the Treasury Department of illegally spying on US citizens. A Senate source now tells Gizmodo that department officials may be called to brief the…
In 52-to-41 vote on Monday, the US Senate reconfirmed Ajit Pai to another term on the Federal Communications Commission, all but ensuring that his efforts to deregulate the telecom industry and destroy net neutrality will carry on.
While Equifax refrained from using the word “hacked” last week, the credit reporting agency, nevertheless, disclosed a serious breach of its security involving the personal and sensitive information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission fired back against negative coverage of its response to a public records request filed by Gizmodo in May.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has repurposed cellphone tracking technology typically used in criminal investigations to track down at least one immigrant for deportation, The Detroit News revealed last week. ICE’s controversial use of the surveillance technology has caught the eye of Senator Ron Wyden, an…
Suck it, CIA.
As President Trump continues to weigh a replacement for former FBI Director James Comey—whom he abruptly fired last week—the lawmakers who oversee the bureau’s authority are growing increasingly concerned that a White House sycophant might top the list.