Microsoft's general counsel announces changes to its Web mail terms of service, promising that it won't read its users' email even when they're suspected of trafficking in stolen Microsoft property.
The Justice Department files an appeal of a federal court ruling that found the NSA's bulk collection of phone records to likely be unconstitutional.
The goal would have been to encrypt your direct messages and other private information, says The Verge. So why did Twitter drop the idea?
A federal judge issues -- and then stays -- a preliminary ruling that the NSA's bulk collection of US citizens' phone metadata violates expectations of privacy.
Likening government surveillance to malware, Microsoft's general counsel says the company is taking steps to protect the privacy of online communications.
Microsoft's top lawyer says the software behemoth is "alarmed" by recent revelations about government spying and has pledged to ratchet up its encryption.
Three of the options would change ownership of the data to a third party, while a fourth would kill the bulk data collection altogether, says The Wall Street Journal.
The NSA may have employed an old-school spy technique -- updated for the Internet age -- to gain access to data from tech giants like Google and Yahoo, reports The New York Times.
Lawmakers say the NSA could have used less-intrusive methods to gather data.
The search giant's executive chairman has the necessary security clearance but tells the Guardian he was never briefed about the NSA's activities.