The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what amounts to the largest government press snooping exercise carried out in a western nation.
The House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite strongly-worded objections and a threat of a veto from the White House.
It seems like every few years a new bill surfaces in DC that attempts to ban so-called "violent" video games or relabel them with yet another, more intrusive rating system.
Calls to strengthen the ability of the federal government to regulate Internet content has been renewed, with the House Judiciary Committee introducing new legislation aimed at halting online piracy.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill outlawing all caller ID spoofing "with the intent to defraud or deceive".