Apr 18, 2014 — When the NSA leaker asked the Russian leader about his nation's electronic eavesdropping, Putin said there's no "mass system." The Center for Strategic & International Studies says there is.
Apr 17, 2014 — It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.
Mar 22, 2014 — Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, The New York Times and Der Spiegel report.
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.