U.S. Used Patriot Act to Gather Logs of Website Visitors

WASHINGTON — The government has interpreted a high-profile provision of the Patriot Act as empowering F.B.I. national-security investigators to collect logs showing who has visited particular web pages, documents show. But the government stops short of using that law to collect the keywords people submit to search engines because it considers such terms to be content that requires a warrant […]

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Georgia GOP seeks mail-in ballot changes after Biden's win

ATLANTA (AP) — After weathering criticism for certifying President Donald Trump’s narrow election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, Republican officials in Georgia are proposing additional requirements for the state’s vote-by-mail process, despite no evidence of systemic fraud or irregularities. Republicans are zeroing in on a plan to require a photo ID for ballots cast by mail. Voting rights activists and […]

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U.S. Cyberforce Was Deployed to Estonia to Hunt for Russian Hackers

WASHINGTON — The United States deployed operatives to Estonia in the weeks before the November election to learn more about defending against Russian hackers as part of a broader effort to hunt down foreign cyberattacks, American and Estonian officials said. Estonian officials believe the growing cooperation with the United States will be an important deterrent to any attacks by neighboring […]

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Explainer: Could Trump preemptively pardon his family — or even himself?

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s pardoning of his former adviser Michael Flynn has fueled speculation over whether the president could pardon other associates, and even members of his family, during his final weeks in office. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump talked with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani about pardoning him as recently […]

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SNP warned independence bid ‘won’t succeed’ as Scots will gain ‘perspective’ on Indyref2

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Nicola Sturgeon will ‘not succeed’ in her independence bid for Scotland, Jeremy Hunt has warned. The former Health Secretary explained that the Scottish people will be reluctant to return to a “bitterly divisive” referendum, especially after the […]

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Georgia Republicans Seek Cover From Trump’s Fury Over Loss

ATLANTA — Even though Gov. Brian Kemp has already certified Georgia’s 16 electoral votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr., his fellow Republicans plan to hold a pair of State Senate committee hearings Thursday that are likely to dig into the question of whether the state’s election was, as President Trump falsely puts it, “rigged.” The lawmakers will not fulfill Mr. […]

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