- ACLU asks New York judge to halt NSA surveillance Updated: Nov-22-13 10:49 pm
- Reagan's role in NSA's hack of Google and Yahoo Updated: Nov-20-13 4:49 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. government's interpretation of its authority under the Patriot Act is so broad that it could justify mass collection of financial, health and even library records of innocent Americans without their knowledge, a civil liberties lawyer warned Friday at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging a federal phone-tracking program.
SAN JOSE, California - Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-U.S. suspects. At the time, no one imagined he was granting authority to spy on what became known as Silicon Valley.