In the wake of reports of violations of privacy laws by the NSA, several lawmakers have called for reform of the domestic spy agency.
Verizon announced August 16 that the Department of Interior awarded it a $10 billion contract.
The National Security Agency (NSA) regularly monitors telephone calls and e-mails of innocent Americans, ignoring privacy laws, court orders, and the Constitution. This revelation comes from results of an internal audit and other classified reports.
In a brief filed in a federal court, Google claims that users have no expectation of privacy with regard to e-mail content.
President Obama reportedly will not appoint DNI James Clapper to head the NSA surveillance review board.
Edward Snowden asserts that the NSA has specifically targeted journalists who wrote critically about the federal government following the September 11 attacks.
Relying on a loophole in FISA, the NSA is conducting active and warrantless surveillance of the electronic communications of Americans.
Edward Snowden's father and the family attorney challenged statements made by President Obama.
In his Aug. 9 press conference, President Obama seems to have paved the way for a government admission that the NSA is recording the telephone calls of millions of Americans.