While the President Obama’s plan to end the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ data is a critical step forward, the administration still needs to answer key questions about when the government can search the data.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board called for an end to the NSA's bulk collection program, echoing the growing consensus that the program poses an unwarranted threat to Americans' privacy.
The lack of consistency and oversight in intelligence-led policing directs resources away from traditional police work, violates individual liberties, and causes important counterterrorism information to fall through the cracks.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced William Bratton as the new commissioner of the NYPD. Both de Blasio and Bratton have an opportunity to rebuild partnerships between the police and the communities they serve.
For the first time in one report, the Brennan Center takes a comprehensive look at how Americans’ data is collected by U.S. intelligence agencies, with whom it's shared, and where and for how long the information is stored.
A military judge found Bradley Manning guilty of violating the Espionage Act but acquitted him on the more serious charge of “aiding the enemy.” Manning already has pled guilty to some charges, for which he faces up to 20 years in prison.