Patriot Act

Obama

​Obama's Pick For Librarian of Congress Is an Open Access Champion

She's a tech-savvy, open access champion who supporters say could help bring the nation’s largest and most important library into the digital age.
Sam Gustin
2.25.16
News

The NSA’s Controversial Phone Surveillance Program Ends on Saturday

The Obama administration announces the end of the controversial NSA telephone metadata surveillance program.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.15
FRANCE

​A Look at France’s New Surveillance Laws in the Wake of the Paris Attacks

Just this year, France granted itself broad new surveillance powers. Here's how they may be used in the wake of the tragic attacks.
Rachel Pick
11.15.15
News

Judge Orders NSA to Stop Collecting American's Phone Records Immediately

A federal judge is trying to shut down the NSA’s most controversial program—again.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.9.15
News

Did You Enjoy the 28 Days the NSA Stopped Spying on You?

A secret court just allowed the NSA to resume its bulk collection program.
Jason Koebler
7.1.15
News

Pro-NSA Senator: Surveillance Reform Is 'Resounding Victory' for Edward Snowden

The Senate finally passed an NSA reform bill.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.2.15
News

For the First Time in 14 Years, the NSA Can’t Get Your Phone Records

The Senate is letting a small portion of the Patriot Act expire, but just for a couple of days.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.1.15
News

Obama: Pass NSA Reform Before the Patriot Act Expires

The President warns of the dangers of letting the Patriot Act sunset.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.30.15
politics

Don’t (Just) Let the Sun Go Down on Patriot Powers

A few pieces of the Patriot Act are about to expire, but we need more than a quiet death to guarantee true reform.
Julian Sanchez
5.29.15
politics

How Can the Left Stop the Patriot Act? Be More Like the Tea Party

An op-ed from Demand Progress director David Segal on how liberals and progressives can win the surveillance debate.
David Segal
5.20.15
News

Rand Paul Is Filibustering the Patriot Act Right With Glorious Ramblings

Sit tight, he’ll go as long as he can.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.20.15
SURVEILLANCE

The NSA's Bulk Collection of Your Telephone Data Is Illegal, Appeals Court Rules

Congress never intended the bulk collection of Americans' phone records under the Patriot Act, the court ruled.
Jason Koebler
5.7.15
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