In the skies above the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, a lone airship protests mass government surveillance.
If approved by Congress, the legislation would keep phone records in the hands of phone companies and not with the NSA.
While technology companies can now release the number of user data requests they receive from the government, civil liberties groups say this is just a small step.
The former presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court writes a letter to lawmakers urging them to tread lightly with any changes to the secretive court's operations.
In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?
The end of 2013 saw a rush of big NSA news, from a judge calling an agency program "almost Orwellian" to a bevy of tech stars talking reform at the White House. What lies ahead?
More NSA whistleblowing reveals the agency is collecting hundreds of millions of contact lists from email and instant message accounts from around the world.
Verizon, along with other telecoms, offers an official "no comment" on the legality of NSA phone spying. But one of its execs has something to say -- on that and on "grandstanding" by Internet firms.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders the White House to release more of its reports, directly citing document leaks from Edward Snowden.
Collection of aggregated phone data is permissible as long as the government can demonstrate a relationship to known or unknown terrorists in the United States, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court rules.