National Security Agency
Dec 9, 2013 — So many spies have reportedly targeted gamers that a central group must try to keep track of them all. That's the latest revelation from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reported by the Guardian and other outlets.
Dec 3, 2013 — In testimony before Britain's Parliament, Alan Rusbridger tells lawmakers that about 58,000 files obtained from Snowden, or "about 1 percent," have been published by the paper.
Nov 26, 2013 — The sentencing of a Somali-American man convicted of trying to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., in 2010 is in limbo. The hold comes days after the Justice Department notified his lawyers that part of the case against him had been "derived from" secret NSA electronic surveillance.
Nov 20, 2013 — Google and five other tech companies sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting legislation to reform NSA surveillance programs.
Nov 19, 2013 — Leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have put pressure on the intelligence agency to release more information about its activities. Among the records is a court ruling that the agency repeatedly exceeded its authority.
Nov 19, 2013 — The controversy over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs has exposed a problem in the oversight of those programs. Changes to adapt have come so fast that legislators, judges, policymakers and technology firms can't keep up, and major gaps have appeared in policymaking and legislating.
Nov 18, 2013 — Without comment, the Supreme Court passed on the first case challenging NSA surveillance since the Edward Snowden leaks.
Nov 15, 2013 — Cisco Systems warned this week that revenues could fall 10 percent this quarter, partly because disclosures about U.S. government surveillance have created "a level of uncertainty or concern" among customers.
Nov 14, 2013 — According to its semiannual Transparency Report, Google received 10,918 government orders from January to June of this year, compared with 4,287 in the same period three years ago.
Nov 13, 2013 — Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is believed to have taken 200,000 NSA documents, and the vast majority have yet to be released.