U.S. Tries to Seize Edward Snowden’s Proceeds From New Memoir

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Tuesday, seeking to…

Real-Time Surveillance Will Test the British Tolerance for Cameras

CARDIFF, Wales — A few hours before a recent Wales-Ireland rugby match in Cardiff, amid throngs…

The Week in Tech: YouTube Fined $170 Million Over Child Privacy Violations

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the…

Police Use of Facial Recognition Is Accepted by British Court

LONDON — In one of the first lawsuits to address the use of live facial recognition…

China’s Prisons Swell After Deluge of Arrests Engulfs Muslims

The Chinese government has built a vast network of re-education camps and a pervasive system of…

Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records Program

WASHINGTON — Breaking a long silence about a high-profile National Security Agency program that sifts records…

Children as Young as 11 Added to N.Y.P.D. Facial Recognition Database

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More N.S.A. Call Data Problems Surface as Law’s Expiration Approaches

WASHINGTON — Even after the National Security Agency announced last year that it had purged records…

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons

HONG KONG — The police officers wrestled with Colin Cheung in an unmarked car. They needed…

Barr Revives Encryption Debate, Calling on Tech Firms to Allow for Law Enforcement

Attorney General William P. Barr said on Tuesday that technology companies should stop using advanced encryption…

Justice Dept. Watchdog Is Preparing to Deliver Verdict on the Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — Inside a London office building in early June, three investigators for the Justice Department’s…

The 73,000 Things You Can’t Have on Your Phone in China

BEIJING — China has turned its western region of Xinjiang into a police state with few…

Federal Prosecutors Don’t Have to Disclose Secret Flynn Transcripts, Judge Says

A federal judge on Tuesday told prosecutors they did not have to make public highly classified…

F.B.I., Pushing to Stop Domestic Terrorists, Grapples With Limits on Its Power

EVERETT, Wash. — Dakota Reed’s mind brimmed with thoughts of mass murder. In November, he wrote…

Australian Police Raid Journalist’s Home Over Surveillance Article

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian authorities on Tuesday searched the home, computer and cellphone of a…