In his most extensive comments so far on the revelations this week about the electronic data that the nation's spy agencies are collecting, President Obama told the American people Friday that "nobody is listening to your telephone calls."
Attorney General Eric Holder has denied the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close.
For six years, the National Security Agency has been able to pluck data — including e-mails, videos, pictures, and connection logs — from the main servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other leading U.S. tech companies, according to reports by The Washington Post and The Guardian.
The National Security Agency is collecting the telephone records of Verizon customers in the U.S., NPR has confirmed.
A proposal that would regulate the use of drones by law enforcement agencies in Illinois has cleared the House.
Drones have been a controversial military weapon in the last decade. Just last week, President Obama set tighter standards and oversight over their use.
A proposal that would ban the use of cellphones while driving in Illinois is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk.
A search to recover the very first web page has unearthed a relic from 1991.
President Obama on Thursday unveiled a major pivot in White House counter-terrorism policy, calling for a limiting of CIA drones strikes and a shift toward capturing rather than killing terrorist suspects.
More and more airline travelers have their eyes and fingers glued to tablets and e-readers, according to a study released Wednesday from DePaul University, leading authors of the research to call for an end to the ban on electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.