Rand Paul

surveillance state

The Senate Just Voted to Expand the Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

Once Trump signs the bill into law, US intelligence agencies will be able to spy on the electronic communications of Americans with an overseas contact without a warrant.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.18.18
surveillance state

5 Senators Are Filibustering an Attempt to Expand Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.16.18
FBI

New Bill Aims to Stop Judges from Authorizing Mass Hacking

The Stopping Mass Hacking Act would reverse recently approved changes to Rule 41.
Joseph Cox
5.19.16
2016

Does Rand Paul Know He's Recreating a Dystopian Sci-Fi Novel?

The livestreamed campaign takes a page out of the Dave Eggers novel "The Circle."
Emanuel Maiberg
10.14.15
2016

Obama’s Web Designer Breaks Down the 2016 Candidates Based on Their Websites

We’ve come a long way since Ross Perot ‘96.
John Ambrosio
7.12.15
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
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
News

Rand Paul, Who Accepts Bitcoin Donations, Is Trying to Kill Net Neutrality

Sen. Rand Paul is running for the GOP presidential nomination—and he's also vying for the title of "biggest net neutrality hater."
Sam Gustin
4.29.15
News

'Aaron's Law' Is Back to Try to Reform Overbroad US Hacking Laws

Lawmakers are trying once again to reform the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.21.15
News

Which Presidential Candidate Has Enabled the Baseline of Security on Their Site?

Policies and programs are great, but what about web crypto?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.13.15