Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires without a final Senate vote, although lawmakers may act this week
Proposals to renew portions of the Patriot Act wouldn't end bulk phone records collection, critics say.
The so-called Obamaphone program would give poor people more options under a new proposal
The FCC hopes to close loopholes in the 1991 telemarketing law with the proposed rules.
Senators will return to Washington Sunday, just hours before a portion of the Patriot Act expires
The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act
Senators could vote on a Patriot Act extension bill as soon as Friday
Senator Rand Paul filibusters efforts to pass a bill to renew parts of the Patriot Act past June 1
The defendants allegedly funneled radio frequency filter technology from two U.S. companies to a Chinese university
An ACLU study concluded there's broad concern about government surveillance among U.S. residents.
A vote this week clears the way for the Senate to approve fast-track trade authority
Even some supporters say the USA Freedom Act should be only one step toward surveillance reform
The USA Freedom Act still allows the agency to collect records in a more targeted manner
The FCC failed to enforce several telecom regulations, including last-mile network sharing, the petition says.
The carriers agreed to settlements after federal complaints that they allowed charges to be crammed onto customer bills