Counterterror spying foiled US Capitol plot: Boehner

A recently uncovered jihadist-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the US Capitol was discovered thanks to the government`s controversial surveillance programs, House Speaker John Boehner claimed Thursday.

SABA voices concern over racial profiling of Asian-Americans

The South Asian Bar Association has expressed concern about allegations of racial profiling by US spy agencies alleging that for far too long South Asian Americans in particular Muslim-Americans have been unfairly targeted as a result of ethnic and religious profiling.

Google provides glimpse at secret US requests for data

Google on Monday for the first time provided a glimpse into the numbers of secret requests for user data are made by the US in the name of fighting terrorism.

Yahoo reports 29,000 government data requests

Yahoo received some 29,000 government requests for data on its users this year, with almost half coming from the United States, according to the company`s global transparency report.

Yahoo wants FISA objections revealed

Internet Corporation Yahoo has reportedly asked the US surveillance court to allow it publishing files related to its fight against the alleged `snoop-op` Prism in 2008 led by the NSA.