Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the Senate chamber after opening a special session to extend surveillance programs in Washington on Sunday.
May 31, 2015 Unable to overcome parliamentary maneuvers by Sen. Rand Paul, the Senate adjourned and let three provisions of the Patriot Act expire at midnight.
Cell towers are constantly tracking the location of mobile phones. And that data, federal courts have ruled, is not constitutionally protected.
October 29, 2013 Law enforcement agencies across the country subpoena cellphone location data regularly. But civil liberties groups hope a series of state-level legal victories will usher in stronger protections for that often-revealing digital information.
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Today, every consumer click is an opportunity for companies to gather personal information.
June 6, 2013 Swirling controversy over government seizure of millions of Verizon phone records is a reminder of just how much data consumers are constantly and willingly sharing each day.
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