NSA foreign data sweep legal, valuable: Panel

The National Security Agency`s vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals is a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism, a watchdog panel said Tuesday.

US Senator Rand Paul sues President Barack Obama over NSA surveillance

Republican Sen. Rand Paul and a tea-party backed group are suing the Obama administration over the National Security Agency`s phone record collection policies.

Jairam Ramesh among leaders angered by NSA surveillance

Leaders from several countries, including Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, have reacted angrily to revelations that the US spied on their governments at the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, according to a media report.

Terror suspect challenges NSA surveillance program

A terror suspect is challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency`s warrantless surveillance program, saying in a court document that spying by the federal government has gone too far.

WFP says yet to reach 600,000 typhoon survivors

Some 600,000 survivors of a deadly typhoon that tore through the Philippines are yet to receive World Food Programme assistance, the body said on Tuesday, 11 days after the disaster struck.

Newly declassified NSA surveillance documents released

The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a US intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again, according to more than 1,000 pages of newly declassified files.

US meeting on NSA surveillance `constructive,` says EU

The European Commission welcomed a "positive and constructive" meeting with the US attorney general, urging action to curb distrust after revelations about US interception of European communications.

US top court refuses to take on NSA surveillance

The US Supreme Court on Monday blocked a challenge to the National Security Agency`s vast email and telephone surveillance programme.

US NSA hacked millions of emails from Google, Yahoo servers: Report

In the latest revelations to further hit the US, a report has emerged saying that the National Security Agency tapped into and lifted data from the communication links connecting Google and Yahoo servers across the world.

Russia preparing to implement NSA-like surveillance in country

Russia is preparing to implement the kind of electronic surveillance that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden uncovered in the US.

Obama calls up Hollande over NSA surveillance row

Amid uproar in France over the revelation that the NSA carried out extensive electronic surveillance there, US President Barack Obama called up his French counterpart Francois Hollande and told that Washington has begun reviewing the way it gathers intelligence.

Public concerns rise on spying, privacy: Poll

Edward Snowden`s surveillance leaks may be having an effect on American attitudes. A solid majority now feels the government does a poor job of protecting privacy rights.

Oz spy agency part of encryption code cracking programme with NSA and GCHQ

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)is also reportedly part of the bigger `snoop-op` in which these intelligence agencies cracked the encryption codes of tech giants to gather information.

Partner of NSA leaks reporter held in UK, MP seeks explanation

UK police detained the partner of a Guardian journalist responsible for leaking reports on US surveillance programme for nine hours under terror laws, prompting Indian-origin lawmaker Keith Vaz to seek an explanation.

Brazil warns of mistrust if US spying row not resolved

Brazil warned US Secretary of State John Kerry that failure to resolve the row over Washington`s electronic spying could sow mistrust between the countries.

NSA`s `using only 0.00004% of web traffic` claims branded `utterly meaningless`

The US` NSA had recently claimed that it monitors a mere 1.6 percent of the web traffic, however, a senior security researcher has reportedly said that all these claims are `utterly meaningless`.