Lawmakers Want Limits on Wiretaps Despite Trump Administration Objections

House Judiciary leaders want to temporarily extend and curb an expiring surveillance law, but national security officials want it made permanent without changes.

Post-Snowden Efforts to Secure N.S.A. Data Fell Short, Report Says

By CHARLIE SAVAGE June 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — The government’s efforts to tighten access to its most sensitive surveillance and hacking data after the leaks of National Security Agency files by Edward J. Snowden fell short, according to a newly...

Proposed Rules Would Allow U.S. to Track and Destroy Drones

By CHARLIE SAVAGE May 23, 2017 The Trump administration is asking Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers to track, hack and destroy any type of drone over domestic soil with a new exception to laws governing surveillance, computer privacy...

Court Approved Wiretap on Trump Campaign Aide Over Russia Ties

To get permission to wiretap Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump campaign, last summer, the Justice Department had to show probable cause that he was acting as a Russian agent.