Republicans have long supported the sweeping surveillance capabilities of the NSA and have insisted they’re vitally important to national security. But with their man Trump caught up in multiple scandals that may involve intelligence services targeting his communications, privacy is suddenly a top priority.
Hate the thought of getting wiretapped? You might want to stay out of Nevada. And California, Colorado, and New York. Those states account for around half of the wiretapping activity on portable devices in the U.S., according to a report from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Court.
A US federal appeals court has given the green light for warrantless wiretapping. That means federal government can now spy on communications between America citizens without any warrants—and without fear of being sued, either.
Here's today's jarring news from the NY Times: federal law enforcement and national security officials want to force companies like Facebook, Skype, and BlackBerry to let them wiretap your accounts.
Tomorrow is the deadline for ISPs to have their networks wired up with G-Man-mandated surveillance equipment that will make it easier for the FBI to snoop, spy and wiretap the Intertubes, per the FCC's expanded 2002 interpretation of the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. (Clearly an older law,…