The attorney general attempted to clear up what he claimed were mischaracterizations of his role in two controversies: Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and the firing of James Comey.
"Mnuchin didn't mention the name of a single victim in his remarks," journalist David Dayen reports. "He gave dubious statistics that fall apart upon scrutiny."
Government agents can now use warrants obtained from a single judge to hack computers in multiple jurisdictions rather than having to get a warrant for each jurisdiction.
The governments of both the United States and the United Kingdom want a master key to everyone's digital life .
The senator was a legislative force against the invasive law, but most of the credit goes to the now-exiled whistleblower who revealed the government’s massive and secret abuse of our privacy rights.
The top lawyer representing James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, said Clapper had “forgotten” about the NSA’s massive spying program when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans.
Angry over losing a ballot measure to label GMO foods, Oregon residents are urging Sen. Ron Wyden to say no to fast-tracking the TPP and the TTIP.
A proposal to give President Obama the power to sign two international trade deals without congressional oversight has commentators on the left and right fuming.A proposal to give President Obama the power to secretly and unilaterally negotiate two big trade pacts has pundits on the left and right fuming.
In an extraordinary development Thursday, the CIA director reversed months of angry public denials and apologized for the agency's past spying on staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Many legislators and campaigners are unsatisfied with the "watered-down" version of the anti-surveillance bill that passed the House of Representatives on Thursday.