July 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.
June 28, 2013 The British newspaper was the first to publish recently leaked information about top secret U.S. government surveillance programs.
June 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.
June 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.
June 19, 2013 Obama also defended his administration's surveillance programs, saying they've struck the right balance between security and privacy.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 15, 2013 NPR has learned that the Obama administration, under pressure to lift a cloak of secrecy, is considering whether to declassify a court order that gives the National Security Agency the power to gather phone call record information on millions of Americans.
June 12, 2013 The NSA Chief Gen. Keith Alexander answered questions from Senators. These are three important exchanges worth listening to.
June 12, 2013 Edward Snowden has said he had the authority to "wiretap anyone." National security experts say that's not plausible. Meanwhile, Snowden remains out of sight. But there are reports that authorities believe he's still in Hong Kong.
June 11, 2013 A lawyer who turned to blogging and then to writing books and columns, Greenwald isn't shy about sharing his opinions. Now he's at the center of the stories about U.S. spy agencies' surveillance programs. It's Greenwald who broke the news in The Guardian.
June 11, 2013 One day after Edward Snowden went public, he was terminated for violating its code of ethics, the defense contractor says. Booz Allen Hamilton adds that the things Snowden has claimed to do are "shocking."
June 11, 2013 Edward Snowden, who says he's behind the revelations about National Security Agency surveillance programs, has dropped out of sight. He was last seen in Hong Kong. The journalist who broke his story says there are more revelations to come. And CBS News says officials are prepping criminal charges.