Aug 9, 2013 — After Obama proposed reforms to some surveillance programs run by the NSA, the Justice Department issued a long-awaited white paper on the legal reasoning for the bulk collection of telephone records.
Jul 11, 2013 — One of the world's largest and most open gatherings of hackers is asking federal workers to skip this year's event. "Our community operates in the spirit of openness, verified trust, and mutual respect," the founder of the Def Con conference says.
Jul 1, 2013 — Edward Snowden's remarks mark the first time he's broken his silence since he fled to Moscow eight days ago. They come the same day Russian immigration officials say he applied for political asylum in the country.
Jun 28, 2013 — The British newspaper was the first to publish recently leaked information about top secret U.S. government surveillance programs.
Jun 27, 2013 — President Obama also said he would not "scramble jets to get a 29-year-old hacker." Ecuador, meanwhile, said it would not negotiate with its principles.
Jun 21, 2013 — The Guardian newspaper pins the revelation on more documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The paper says the British government collects a vast amount of information in an indiscriminate manner.
Jun 19, 2013 — Obama also defended his administration's surveillance programs, saying they've struck the right balance between security and privacy.
Jun 18, 2013 — Administration officials defended the government's surveillance programs before the the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday, saying they believe the U.S. has struck the right balance between security and privacy. Officials also revealed they had thwarted more than 50 terror plots.
Jun 18, 2013 — Obama told PBS' Charlie Rose that he rejected comparisons to the Bush-Cheney administration, saying he had added safeguards to protect the privacy of Americans.
Jun 17, 2013 — Edward Snowden, who has taken credit for leaking classified information, said a huge amount of information about Americans is collected under the pretense of investigating foreigners. Snowden made the controversial remarks during a live chat with The Guardian.