Big Brother

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Reporter notes that proposed change to visa forms, as phrased, could include: Twitter handle, the url for your Facebook page, OkCupid or Grindr handle, Instagram account, Tumblr,  Vine account, Snapchat, Reddit account, Pinterest page, PornHub account, "and any random messaging forums in which you take part." (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
File this under Another Unsettling Development: People who want to travel to the United States may soon have their Facebook profiles and other social media accounts "vetted" by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before entering. A proposed change to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and to Form I-94W posted to the...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Edward Snowden 's lawyer is renewing a push for clemency for the famous NSA...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a bill that would have dramatically...

Further

Privacy advocates kicked off a new anti-surveillance campaign in style by floating an airship reading "Illegal Spying Below" - complete with helpful arrow - over the NSA's massive data center in Utah. Dubbed "the maiden patrol of the first anti-surveillance activist air force," the flight marked the launch of Stand Against Spying , a project by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Tenth Amendment Center and 20 more groups that seeks to outlaw mass surveilance, reform the FISA court,...