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Senators seek information on FBI cell tracking

Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology that sweeps up basic cellphone data.

Tags: Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Chuck Grassley , cell phone data , FBI , privacy , technology

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 09:20am EST

Julian Hattem, Staff Writer, The Hill

The House is close to considering a bill to drastically change the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. The bill was approved by the Judiciary and Intelligence committees last week. It would end the NSA's practice of storing telecommunications meta-data in its own data centers. For what to expect next, Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke to Julian Hattem, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper.

Tags: Julian Hattem , The Hill , NSA , Congress , House ,

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 09:37am EDT

Congress extends foreign surveillance law

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Friday - 12/28/2012, 03:46pm EST

Feds' use of surveillance devices rises sharply

The Justice Department's use of electronic devices to intercept phone numbers, email addresses and online information has climbed by 64 percent since 2009, according to a study of records released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Justice Department , ACLU , technology

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 07:02pm EDT

Crime cameras installed in College Park

More than a dozen surveillance cameras targeting crime have been installed and will go online in the next few days near the University of Maryland, WTOP has learned.

Tags: crime cameras , College Park , University of Maryland , Neal Augenstein

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 02:42pm EDT

Neighborhood watch for the internet?

Boeing to acquire cybersecurity company

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Boeing , NSA , technology

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 08:30am EDT