July 5, 2013 Presidents of both countries said separately they would potentially support the former National Security Agency contractor. Edward Snowden, believed to be holed up in a Moscow airport, has petitioned more than 20 countries.
July 3, 2013 The listening device was found last month, says Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño. He called the incident another example of a deterioration of ethics on an international level.
July 2, 2013 When National Intelligence Director James Clapper was asked in March by Sen. Ron Wyden if the NSA collects "any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions of Americans," he answered, "No sir," before adding, "Not wittingly." Clapper says that answer was clearly wrong.
July 1, 2013 Allegations that the U.S. had spied on EU offices in Washington and New York emerged this weekend. European officials say the incident could endanger trade talks.
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 28, 2013 Lonnie Snowden said that he is concerned his son is being manipulated by WikiLeaks. He also said that he believes his son is willing to return to the U.S. under certain conditions.
June 24, 2013 It was widely reported that he would fly from Moscow to Havana on Monday. But he apparently did not board that flight. Just where Snowden is headed isn't known for sure, but it's thought that his final destination will be Ecuador.
June 22, 2013 Lots of obstacles must be overcome before the former NSA contractor can be returned to the U.S. for prosecution on espionage charges.
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 After initial reports that an asylum-seeker would have to be in Iceland for their application to be considered, the AP says Edward Snowden is in "informal talks" with Iceland about applying for asylum.
June 18, 2013 The court filing comes one week after Google asked the U.S. government's permission to provide the public with information about the national security requests it receives.
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 16, 2013 Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss tells NBC's Meet The Press that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks jeopardized U.S. security.
June 15, 2013 A secret court has issued a secret opinion that says yes. We asked legal scholars to look at the law and explain whether they think the National Security Agency's data-collection program is supported by the statute.