CNet 2006: A privacy and surveillance year in review. Some highlights:
During Senate hearing, attorney general declines to offer reassurances about a secret surveillance program.
February 6, 2006
Privacy-aware ruling says search giant must turn over a swath of indexed URLs--but not users' queries.
March 17, 2006
CNET News.com chronicles the dramatic increase in tech industry lobbying while highlighting big spenders.
March 27, 2006
Bush administration's Net surveillance plans receive boost from appeals court, which refused to overturn rules.
June 9, 2006
Bush administration asks the 9th Circuit to halt a lawsuit that accuses AT&T of illegally opening its network to the NSA.
July 31, 2006
Release of three-month search histories of about 650,000 users provides rare glimpse into their private lives.
August 7, 2006
State Department to begin handing out RFID-equipped passports despite lingering security, privacy concerns.
August 14, 2006
As September 11 nears, News.com examines five useful ways of improving security--and five that should raise eyebrows.
September 7, 2006
Since September 11, the federal government has been trying to learn more about us, while keeping us from knowing what it's doing. Is this wise?
September 8, 2006
Robert Mueller becomes latest Bush administration official to call for ISPs to store customers' data.
October 17, 2006
How did U.S. politicians vote on tech-related proposals? Find out by clicking on a state, then on a name.
November 2, 2006
Agency used novel surveillance technique on alleged Mafioso: activating his cell phone's microphone and then just listening.
December 1, 2006
At first public meeting, White House panel hears from civil-liberties advocates but sheds little light on supposed watchdog role.
December 5, 2006
Lawmakers made a lot of noise over MySpace, China and Net neutrality, but tech-related laws were hard to come by.
December 11, 2006