Mar 27, 2014 — The president is asking Congress to work with him on a plan to have communications companies hold "metadata." He wants government investigators to have access to the information with court approval.
Mar 25, 2014 — The planned overhaul of NSA procedures comes after President Obama said in January that he wanted to get the government out of the business of collecting Americans' phone records.
Mar 22, 2014 — Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, The New York Times and Der Spiegel report.
Mar 21, 2014 — Facebook said its CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an "honest talk" with the president and was "grateful for his ... personal engagement."
Mar 20, 2014 — Google says it is now encrypting data as it moves between its servers and every session of Gmail will use a secure connection. The government has said tech companies knew the NSA was collecting data.
Mar 7, 2014 — Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, tells NPR that U.S. decision-makers were given a week's notice that some Russian action was likely.
Mar 5, 2014 — The Nobel committee says 278 people or institutions have been nominated for this year's prize. That's a record. Russia's leader is said to be among them. So is "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden.
Mar 4, 2014 — Experts from the ACLU will question Snowden about the effect of mass surveillance on the technology community.
Feb 27, 2014 — According to more secrets spilled by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Britain's cyber spies downloaded snapshots of innocent Yahoo users. Much of what they saw was for adult audiences.
Feb 21, 2014 — Also: a Guardian reporter claims someone was monitoring his book on Edward Snowden as he wrote it; Claire Messud on the semi-colon; Jhumpa Lahiri on short story writer Mavis Gallant.