Dec 4, 2013 — The Washington Post reports that the agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world. One official told the newspaper the NSA is getting vast volumes of location data by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks globally.
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 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 18, 2013 — Without comment, the Supreme Court passed on the first case challenging NSA surveillance since the Edward Snowden leaks.
Nov 8, 2013 — Some of the classified data leaked by Edward Snowden was acquired using the credentials of his NSA colleagues — including people with higher security clearance than the former spy agency contractor, according to Reuters. As many as 25 people may have been duped, the news agency says.
Nov 7, 2013 — Government officials tell The New York Times that the phone company searches its records for international calls that may help identify foreign terrorists. In the process, the Times says, data about some calls made by U.S. citizens may also be collected.
Nov 3, 2013 — NSA leaker Edward Snowden has argued that revealing truth absolves him prosecution. U.S. officials disagreed, saying Snowden has done a disservice to the country.
Nov 2, 2013 — The NSA leaker told a German lawmaker that he wanted to testify before the U.S. Congress, but he hoped the U.S. would stop treating him like a traitor.
Oct 31, 2013 — The "NSA leaker" is set to start working Friday, his attorney claims. It isn't known yet just what website he'll be working for. He's been given asylum in Russia.
Oct 30, 2013 — Documents obtained from NSA leaker Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials reveal the program, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.