US government user data requests continue to rise, says Google

The US once again heads Google's list of governments that request its user data - and nearly 70 percent of requests came without a warrant.

Leahy denies supporting warrantless email surveillance

Senator Patrick Leahy is denying reports that he'd been about to support a proposal allowing government agencies to access Americans' emails without a warrant.

Government issues secret orders to get WikiLeaks email data

The US government used a secret court order to obtain information on the email accounts of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum, the Wall Street Journal reports.

ACLU urges Electronic Privacy Act overhaul

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has urged Congress to overhaul the country's outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).