U.S. Customs and Border Protection last month received its latest unmanned aircraft, but it’s a new sole-source contract that could approach a half-billion dollars that offers the latest insight into the agency’s vision for its controversial eyes-in-the-sky drone program.
An office in the Department of Homeland Security that reviews government surveillance programs to ensure they respect American's privacy rights has given its approval to an initiative aimed at monitoring social media sites for emerging threats.
As California struggles to meet a court-ordered reduction of its prison population, new figures show officials overstated the number of low-level offenders eligible to be diverted to local jurisdictions as part of a public safety realignment plan.
A federal judge in San Francisco signed off on a court order for cellphone customer data, which was then used by FBI investigators to quietly justify the deployment of a powerful surveillance technology known as “stingrays,” privacy groups contend in a new court filing.
There is no effective formula for predicting when a mass shooter will strike, concludes a recent study commissioned by the Department of Defense in the wake of the 2009 Fort Hood attack that left 13 dead.
This week on The I Files, we're highlighting girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, child sacrifice in Uganda, civil war in Syria, New York's stop-and-frisk policy, and the upcoming U.S. presidential election.