| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:17 PM
The seemingly random shootings picked up steam, with four over 48 hours this week after one last week. Once ballistics tests indicated a single gunman might be responsible, area law enforcement agencies were put on alert.
Within hours, Anne Arundel...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Airports are exemplars of our surveillance society. Here a raft of digital surveillance, targeting and sorting systems come together. And they start working well before you arrive for check-in, with the U.S. government comparing your name against watch...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:53 AM
The publishers of Wikipedia and several rights groups became the latest plaintiffs to challenge the National Security Agency's surveillance programs in court, alleging that the Fort Meade-based organization conducts "mass Internet spying" on Americans'...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:00 PM
A decade after Sept. 11, 2001, Congress was deeply divided over the sweeping surveillance powers it had granted the government in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. So when it came time to reauthorize the legislation, lawmakers kept the...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 1:25 PM
It's been nearly two years since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents to the media revealing the existence of a massive government spying program that scoops up data on millions of Americans' private phone and...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 1:34 PM
The Associated Press on Wednesday sued the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
The legal action follows repeated requests filed under the U.S....
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Tuesday morning, in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of organizations including the Wikimedia Foundation, PEN American Center, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, filed a lawsuit challenging the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The move comes as large technology...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:45 PM
— Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County.
On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Showtime made many fans of "Twin Peaks" very happy on Monday when it announced it was reviving the cult favorite as a limited series to air in 2016, set in the modern day.
The delightfully weird drama, which centered on a murder mystery in the small...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The Obama administration and Senate negotiators appear close to an agreement to strengthen legislation that would curtail the bulk collection of data on Americans.
In May, the House passed a watered-down version of a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim...