September 10, 2013 Documents released this week show how U.S. border agents can seize laptops, cameras, cellphones and other digital devices, then download data before returning them. The practice raises questions about invasions of privacy and civil liberties.
September 3, 2013 Allegations that U.S. agents spied on Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto when he was a candidate during last year's campaign have led Mexico to summon U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and demanded "a thorough investigation."
August 27, 2013 According to a Russian newspaper, the NSA leaker lived for a couple days at the Russian consulate in Hong Kong before his late June flight to Moscow. That raises questions about Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that Snowden's arrival was a "complete surprise."
August 23, 2013 The agency said the violations generally did not involve surveillance of U.S. citizens' telephone or email data. The revelation, however, casts doubt on some previous assertions from high-ranking U.S. officials.
August 21, 2013 The government culled thousands of emails between Americans and misrepresented its surveillance efforts at least three times in three years, a 2011 FISA court opinion says.
August 17, 2013 Tensions between the traditional wings of the Republican Party and its libertarians have been brewing for years. Leaks of government surveillance information have helped exacerbate the conflict, pushing forward libertarians' stance on civil liberties.
August 16, 2013 An internal audit of the spy agency turned up many cases of "unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States," The Washington Post reports. Documents supplied by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden add new details to the scope of U.S. surveillance programs.
August 2, 2013 NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who spent more than a month at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport before being granted a one-year asylum Thursday, has picked out a place to live, his Russian attorney says.
August 1, 2013 After Russia granted NSA leaker Edward Snowden a one-year asylum, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the move "undermines a long history of cooperation." Snowden arrived at Moscow's airport from Hong Kong more than a month ago.
July 18, 2013 Facebook and Twitter are among the 63 companies and groups behind a pointed letter calling for specific disclosures of government surveillance requests.
July 16, 2013 The former NSA contractor has been stranded and stateless at a Moscow airport for more than 20 days. Russian President Vladimir Putin compared him to an unwanted Christmas present.
July 13, 2013 The former CIA contractor who leaked top-secret information about U.S. electronic surveillance programs says eventually he wants to find refuge in Latin America.
July 12, 2013 In the wake of the NSA spying scandal, the Kremlin is said to have ordered typewriters to make sure its secret communications stay that way.
July 11, 2013 One of the world's largest and most open gatherings of hackers is asking federal workers to skip this year's event. "Our community operates in the spirit of openness, verified trust, and mutual respect," the founder of the Def Con conference says.