The NSA and FBI are "tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person's movements and contacts over time " the Washington Post reported Thursday evening.

Both houses of the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill restricting the use of drones in surveillance.

On Thursday, June 6, Senator Rand Paul announced that he would introduce the Fourth Amendment Restoration Act of 2013 today. The measure aims to guarantee that the constitutional protections of the Fourth Amendment are not violated by any government entity.

In what President Obama has called "the most transparent administration in history," a secret order from a secret court, authorizing the secret collection of untold millions of Americans' phone records, was defended Thursday by a White House official speaking anonymously.

According to a top secret order leaked to the Internet, Verizon hands over customer data to the NSA on a daily, ongoing basis.

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