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Court Approves Warrantless Surveillance Rules While Scolding F.B.I.

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ImageThe court rulings involved surveillance programs that grew out of once-secret initiatives begun under President George W. Bush, seen here at the White House in...
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Barr Imposes Limits on F.B.I. Surveillance of Political Candidates

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr issued two memos on Tuesday restricting the F.B.I.’s ability to surveil political candidates and their aides, a response...
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Military Surveillance Planes Didn’t Spy on Protesters, Pentagon Report Finds

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WASHINGTON — Deploying a little-known National Guard reconnaissance plane in four American cities to monitor protests this spring did not violate rules against the military...
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Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Review of Russia Inquiry

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WASHINGTON — A former F.B.I. lawyer intends to plead guilty after he was charged with falsifying a document as part of a deal with prosecutors...
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McConnell Appears Set to Quietly Suffocate Long-Debated F.B.I. Surveillance Bill

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WASHINGTON — Every few years since Congress passed the Patriot Act to bolster F.B.I. surveillance powers following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, parts of...
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Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat?

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TikTok has long presented a parenting problem, as millions of Americans raising preteens and teenagers distracted by its viral videos can attest. But when the...
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Homeland Security Chief Defends Deployments in Portland

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WASHINGTON — Chad F. Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, on Thursday defended his deployment of tactical agents to face protesters in Portland, Ore.,...
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Popular Chinese-Made Drone Is Found to Have Security Weakness

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Cybersecurity researchers revealed on Thursday a newfound vulnerability in an app that controls the world’s most popular consumer drones, threatening to intensify the growing tensions...
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F.B.I. Agent in Russia Inquiry Saw Basis in Early 2017 to Doubt Dossier

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WASHINGTON — A top F.B.I. agent recognized by February 2017 that a now notorious dossier of claims about purported Trump-Russia ties had credibility problems, but...
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China’s Software Stalked Uighurs Earlier and More Widely, Researchers Learn

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Before the Chinese police hung high-powered surveillance cameras and locked up ethnic minorities by the hundreds of thousands in China’s western region...