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CNN Reporter Arrested on Live TV While Offering to Comply With Police [Update: Governor Sorry]

CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his camera crew were arrested Friday morning by Minnesota state police live on television in the aftermath of a protest over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of local police.

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Trump Is Officially a Bigger Privacy Supporter Than Either of These People

Regardless of his motives, knowledge of the subject, or consideration of the national security implications involved, President Trump on Wednesday elevate his position on Americans’ privacy rights above that of the Democratic Party—the most powerful members of which have dedicated several months now to undermining…

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Wyden Pulls Support for Privacy Amendment After House Intel Chairman Downplays Impact to NYTimes

Senator Ron Wyden late Tuesday withdrew his support for a House amendment aimed at curbing the FBI’s ability to collect the internet search and browsing records of Americans without a warrant.

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House Leaders Strike Deal to Protect U.S. Web Browsing Data From Warrantless Surveillance

After three days of negotiations, House lawmakers have struck a deal on an amendment to protect innocent Americans from being spied on by their own government online.

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Pro-Privacy Lawmakers Secure a Vote to Protect Browsing Data From Warrantless FBI Collection

In a hard-fought victory for privacy reformers, the U.S. House of Representatives is now expected to vote as early as Wednesday on an amendment that would explicitly prohibit the warrantless collection of internet search and browsing history without a warrant, sources tell Gizmodo.

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Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Other Major Tech Firms Condemn Plans to Surveil Americans’ Web Traffic

A coalition of major tech companies and digital rights organizations sent a letter on Friday to House leaders of both parties urging them to allow a vote on an amendment to prohibit the FBI from collecting Americans’ web browsing data without a warrant.

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Leaked Senate Talking Points Say Internet Surveillance Warrants Would Force FBI to Let Terrorists Bomb Things

Requiring federal agents to have “probable cause” to eavesdrop on the internet activities of American citizens poses a direct threat to national security and would force the FBI to stand by while terrorist plots unfold on U.S. soil, according to a leaked copy of talking points distributed to Senate lawmakers this…

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Judiciary Chairman Supports House Effort to Nix FBI’s Warrantless Spying (But Not Publicly)

A brewing fight in the U.S. House of Representatives over the future of internet privacy came to head on Thursday during a Democratic caucus call in which party leadership allegedly misportrayed the position of one of their most senior members.

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Lawmakers Demand a Vote to Stop FBI Collecting Web Browser History Without a Warrant

Congress is poised to pass legislation that would place several powerful surveillance tools back into the hands of federal law enforcement agencies that have a history of abusing their authority. But bipartisan support is now mounting to increase privacy protections around Americans who’ve been spied on by their…

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Acting U.S. Spy Chief Questioned Over Warrantless Capture of Americans’ Web Browsing History

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, the sponsor of a recent amendment to stop the FBI from capturing Americans’ search and web browsing histories without a warrant, is now asking the nation’s top spy (acting) to disclose whether his office has accurately reported on such activities, which the law seemingly requires.

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