Surveillance agency collecting millions of images daily for identifying and tracking intelligence targets, documents obtained by The New York Times reveal.
While saying that most vulnerabilities should be revealed, the White House allows some flaws to be kept secret in the event of "a clear national security or law enforcement need," the New York Times reports.
Surveillance system has the capability to store recordings of billions of calls for up to 30 days, according to confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post.
Edward Snowden used a common Web crawler program to scrape the NSA's systems and grab secret documents, unnamed officials tell The New York Times.
Former NSA contractor tells a German broadcaster that the US agency would collect intelligence from foreign companies that had no national defense value.
Spy agency uses covert channel of radio waves to access and alter data on non-Internet-connected computers, the New York Times reports.
All those in the orbit of the NSA are looking for cover in the wake of the revelations about what might be called the excesses of the spy agency.
Based on internal NSA documents, Der Spiegel reveals that the spy agency planted backdoors to access computers, hard drives, routers, and other devices from companies such as Cisco, Dell, Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor and Samsung.
Drawing on thousands of leaked documents, The New York Times and the UK's Guardian offer up lengthy looks at the beleaguered spy agency.
Series of blown circuits destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gear and pushed back completion of National Security Agency's largest data center, says report.