Former FBI attorney Lisa Page filed a lawsuit against the bureau and Justice Department for disclosing text messages between her and another FBI employee with whom she was having an affair.
By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com The Justice Department continues to do battle over privacy. Kate Conger of GIZMODO writes: The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a critical case over data privacy, the outcome of which will likely determine how easily law enforcement can gain access to information stored in tech companies’ overseas data…
Democrats and Republicans in Congress slammed the FBI’s use of facial recognition software, saying it relies on racial biases, leads to the arrests of innocent people and violates privacy.
The ACLU is urging the Justice Department to investigate the use of facial recognition technology to determine whether it violates the rights of millions of Americans and disproportionately affects people of color.
Without a warrant, the FBI is permitted to use secretive surveillance to obtain journalist’ phone records with the approval of two government officials.
A bill that would expand the FBI’s authority to use secret surveillance to obtain some Internet records was held up because of privacy concerns.
The Senate rejected a measure Wednesday that would allow the FBI to search e-mail records and Internet browsing histories of Americans without a warrant.
A new bill would give the FBI more flexibility to gain warrantless access to online records of Americans.