Surveillance articles

The NSA quietly posts annual transparency report

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has quietly posted its inaugural transparency report on Tumblr yesterday, detailing information as it relates to the use of certain national security legal authorities by the NSA for calendar year 2013.

Obama to announce plans for NSA reforms this Friday

US President Barack Obama will announce his highly anticipated plans for NSA reforms on January 17, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, the President will likely call for a mix of executive actions and measures that would…

Snowden granted 1-year temporary asylum in Russia

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially been granted temporary asylum in Russia, reports the Guardian. After camping out in the Moscow airport for over a month, Snowden will finally be able to enter the interior of Russia, his lawyer, Anatoly…