A cache of documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden details spying targets, including the UN's general secretary, according to a new report.
As a key deadline approaches, the US Senate votes against extending a controversial National Security Agency program -- but votes down a bill designed to reform it.
Forrester Research says the revenue hit to US cloud and outsourcing providers is less than initially expected because international customers boosted security instead of leaving.
Bulk data collection allowed to resume after a surveillance court judge rules that Congress meant to keep the NSA's program going until November.
The Wikimedia Foundation argues that the NSA's full-scale seizure of Internet communications is a violation of its First and Fourth Amendment rights.
The US government has long argued that the program is legal under the controversial Patriot Act, but a federal appeals court sees things differently.
The search giant also creates a privacy site that will "candidly" answer user questions on how Google collects data and what it does with all of that information.
Some officials at the spy agency reportedly felt the phone record collection program was too costly and offered little benefit in the fight against terrorism.
In response to an ACLU lawsuit, the agency releases on Christmas Eve heavily redacted reports detailing privacy violations between 2001 and 2013.
The USA Freedom Act, blocked by the Senate, would have curbed powers granted under the Patriot Act, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records.