The sit-in focused on a proposal to ban people on terrorism watchlists from purchasing firearms, a move that is opposed by civil liberties groups.
The high court has approved a rule change that would let local judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction in the US.
By Tess Owen
The soldier, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified information, obtained documents that show how the US is using profiling to prevent future leaks.
South Dakota is expected to become a legal battleground if Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs a bill prohibiting transgender students from using bathrooms for the gender with which they identify.
The UN human rights chief said a crackdown that has targeted lawyers and rights advocates is a "very worrying pattern," and urged transparency in the case of the missing Hong Kong booksellers.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have described violations committed under the state of emergency, introduced following the November 13 Paris attacks, just as the French government begins to push for a three-month extension.
The European Union is protesting a move by Poland's new government to muzzle the media, and possibly go in the authoritarian direction Hungary's already taken.
Erika Christakis sent an email in October about potentially offensive Halloween costumes that quickly set off a debate over political correctness and racial issues on college campuses.
Texas filed a lawsuit last week attempting to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state, but a judge's ruling on Monday allowed 21 Syrians to arrive as planned this week.
By Kayla Ruble
The case has elicited international outcry from politicians and activists around the world against a government that appears determined to stifle dissent within the southern African nation.
Beckie Peirce and April Hoagland have been raising the one-year-old child since August, and were in the process of legally adopting her before a judge ordered her to be removed within seven days.
The prosecutor's office in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir said that it would seek to put the boys behind bars for up to four and a half years on charges of "insulting the Turkish president."
In the first seven months of Erdogan's presidential term, authorities investigated 236 individuals for supposedly insulting the president — a campaign that seems calculated to stifle political dissent.
Shortly after the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, the NSA asked all Americans for suggestions on how it could better protect civil liberties. The agency received 14 emails.
By VICE News
Members of Kenyan media united in outrage on Thursday after lawmakers approved a new bill threatening reporters with fines and prison if they supposedly defame parliament.
A lawsuit that was filed by a coalition of Muslims who accused the NYPD of spying on them without cause was dismissed in 2014 — but that judgment has just been reversed.
Colombia has spent millions of dollars to procure high-end surveillance technology that can intercept cellphone calls, capture text messages, and sort through personal information to create profiles of citizens.
A multibillion-dollar industry has developed to track your images online and in the real world, and it's completely unregulated by the United States government.
Ethiopia has maintained Washington funding despite reports by the US State Department that paint the country as one of the worst human rights offenders in sub-Saharan Africa.
As the US president prepares to travel to his father’s homeland, human rights advocates worry that Obama risks legitimizing Kenya’s unscrupulous war on terror.