Feb 17, 2014 — Journalists who broke the news in The Guardian and The Washington Post are among those receiving this year's George Polk Awards in Journalism. Without their work, the stories "would not have seen the light of day."
Jan 31, 2014 — The latest secret revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shows how Canada's spy agency experimented with using free Wi-Fi signals to follow travelers. Officials tell CBC News that they were only collecting "metadata," not the contents of communications.
Jan 13, 2014 — A report by the New America Foundation found that information obtained from the NSA's phone metadata program spurred just 1.8 percent of the cases. Government claims of the spying programs success were "overblown," the study found.
Jan 8, 2014 — Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, tells NPR that the former NSA contractor should be thanked for revealing questionable surveillance activities.
Jan 2, 2014 — The New York Times and Britain's The Guardian have published editorials saying accused spy Edward Snowden has sparked an important debate about the proper limits of electronic surveillance.
Dec 24, 2013 — "I didn't want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself," the NSA leaker tells The Washington Post. Snowden sat down in Moscow for his first in-person interviews since his revelations exploded onto front pages last summer.
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 1, 2013 — The secretary of state's comments are the sharpest to date from a top Obama aide. He also said, though, that "innocent people are not being abused" and that the intelligence gathered by the National Security Agency has prevented terrorist attacks.
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.