October 23, 2013 Leaks by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, revealed the agency was monitoring vast amounts of telephone and Internet conversations both in the U.S. and around the world. The revelations have sparked a debate over the scope of the NSA's activities and whether they are legal.
October 22, 2013 France, Mexico and Brazil are also among the U.S. allies that have expressed their displeasure following reports of NSA spying activities in their countries.
May 18, 2006 A week ago, USA Today reported that the National Security Agency had been secretly collecting the phone-call records of tens of millions of Americans using data provided by three major phone companies. Other newspapers soon confirmed the NSA had built up the database. But a few days later, the phone companies started issuing denials — denials that have gaps of their own. Now some readers want to know whether USA Today still stands by its story.
May 17, 2006 The National Security Agency's domestic wiretapping program and collection of telephone records have sparked a furious debate over privacy. Read transcripts, documents and statements that highlight some of the key elements of the debate.
May 17, 2006 Revelations continue about the National Security Agency's domestic eavesdropping program, thanks to congressional pressure, lawsuits and press reports. Here's a look at what we know, and what we don't know, about what the NSA has been up to.
May 15, 2006 A report that the National Security Agency secretly tracked millions of Americans' phone calls continues to cause an uproar on Capitol Hill. Guests discuss what effect the report may have on the confirmation of Gen. Michael Hayden to head the CIA. Hayden is the former head of the NSA.
May 12, 2006 News of domestic data-gathering by the National Security Agency dominates Capitol Hill for a second day. Lawmakers have had plenty of opportunity to ask the former head of the NSA, Gen. Michael Hayden, about the operation: Hayden is campaigning for Senate confirmation as director of the CIA.