By Dustin Volz

White nationalists use Twitter with ‘relative impunity': report

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathizers located mostly in the United States use Twitter with “relative impunity” and often have far more followers than militant Islamists, a study being released on Thursday...

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:42 AM

White nationalists use Twitter with ‘relative impunity': report

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathizers located mostly in the United States use Twitter with “relative impunity” and often have far more followers than militant Islamists, a study being released on Thursday...

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:42 AM

Democrats seek FBI probe of allegations Russia seeking to influence U.S. vote

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress, including party Senate leader Harry Reid, asked the FBI to investigate concerns that the Russian government may be attempting to undermine...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:43 PM

Tech firms' encryption foe struggles for U.S. Senate re-election

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator seen by Silicon Valley as one of the technology industry's main foes in Congress is fighting for his political life as Donald Trump's slumping poll numbers threaten to damage Republican candidates across the...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 3:56 PM

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to criminalize ‘revenge porn’

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced long-stalled legislation on Thursday that would make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit material of a person online without the subject’s consent...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5:30 PM

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to criminalize ‘revenge porn’

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced long-stalled legislation on Thursday that would make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit material of a person online without the subject’s consent...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5:30 PM

U.S. senator probes Pokemon GO maker over data privacy concerns

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator on Tuesday asked the software developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd's Pokemon GO to clarify the mobile game's data privacy protections, amid concerns the augmented reality hit was unnecessarily...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 5:05 PM

Jailed U.S. soldier Manning attempted suicide last week: lawyers

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier imprisoned for leaking classified files to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks, attempted to commit suicide last week, her lawyers said on Monday. “Last week, Chelsea made a...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:35 PM

U.S. defends warrantless spying in Christmas tree bomber case

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government lawyers on Wednesday defended the legality of a warrantless surveillance program challenged as unconstitutional in an Oregon court by a Somali-born American citizen convicted of attempting to detonate a bomb...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4:37 PM

U.S. defends warrantless spying in Christmas tree bomber case

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government lawyers on Wednesday defended the legality of a warrantless surveillance program challenged as unconstitutional in an Oregon court by a Somali-born American citizen convicted of attempting to detonate a bomb...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4:37 PM

Document spells out FBI rules to get journalists' phone records: article

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is allowed to seek journalists' phone records with the approval of two government officials through a secretive surveillance process that does not require a warrant, The Intercept website...

Friday, July 1, 2016, 4:58 AM

ACLU files lawsuit over U.S. anti-hacking law

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court on Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of an anti-hacking law, arguing it prevents academics and others from collecting data to investigate...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:41 PM

ACLU files lawsuit over U.S. anti-hacking law

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court on Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of an anti-hacking law, arguing it prevents academics and others from collecting data to investigate...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:41 PM

U.S. senator, opposing FBI email data grabs, places hold on spy bill

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic senator on Monday prevented legislation from being quickly considered that would expand the FBI's power to use secretive surveillance orders to obtain some Internet records, arguing it would lead to a "dramatic...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 5:35 AM

Senate votes down proposal to expand FBI surveillance powers

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down a Republican-backed proposal to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's secretive surveillance powers after the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub last week....

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 4:33 PM

Senate votes down proposal to expand FBI surveillance powers

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down a Republican-backed proposal to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's secretive surveillance powers after the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub last week....

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 4:33 PM

Invoking Orlando, Senate Republicans set up vote to expand FBI spying

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a vote late on Monday to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's authority to use a secretive surveillance order without a warrant to include email metadata and some...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7:40 AM

Clinton calls for U.S. ‘intelligence surge’ in wake of Orlando attack

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Monday that if elected, she would pressure U.S. technology companies to help intelligence agencies disrupt violent plots after a gunman inspired by radical...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 3:52 AM