The Guardian reported Wednesday, based on information from leaker Edward Snowden, that the NSA can search through citizens' e-mails, browsing history and online chats without prior authorization.Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New revelations from former security contractor Edward Snowden that U.S. intelligence agencies have access to a vast online tracking tool came to light on Wednesday as lawmakers put the secret surveillance programs under greater scrutiny. Full story
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander jousted with a few hecklers as he defended the U.S. spy agency's surveillance programs at the Black Hat security conference on Wednesday, but largely kept the crowd of cybersecurity experts and hackers on his side. Full story
National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander faced a hostile crowd as he spoke out about the damage of Edward Snowden's leaks. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to The Atlantic's Steve Clemons about the Bradley Manning verdict and what it means for Edward Snowden, journalists and future leakers.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who was one of the few lawmakers to sound alarms on government surveillance programs even before Edward Snowden's revelations, joins Andrea Mitchell for a conversation on the NSA, government record collections, and new FBI director James Comey.
Baher Azmy, a legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, talks with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about an anticipated verdict in the Bradley Manning trial.
Lon Snowden, father of Edward Snowden, who leaked classified NSA documents more than six weeks ago, talks about his son, saying he’s thankful for anyone “providing him with assistance” and that “Americans don’t know the full truth, but the truth is coming.”
Lonnie Snowden, father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, speaks during an interview in Washington in this still image from July 31, 2013 video footage by Russian 24 television. Lonnie Snowden said he would not fly to Russia to serve as an "emotional tool" in the United States' ef
Protesters supporting Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency , hold a photo of Snowden during a demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong June 13, 2013 file photo.REUTERS/Bobby Yip
The house belonging to Lonnie and Karen Snowden, father and stepmother of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, is seen in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Makela