US was not spying on you: Barack Obama to Hollande
US was not spying on you: Barack Obama to Hollande

US President Barack Obama has assured his French counterpart Francois Hollande that his administration was not spying on him.

France summons US envoy as WikiLeaks spills the beans on NSA snooping
France summons US envoy as WikiLeaks spills the beans on NSA snooping

After WikiLeaks' bombshell revelation on how the United States' National Security Agency has been eavesdropping on French leaders for over a decade, the White House has come ahead to assure France that America is not spying on President Francois Hollande.

US lawmakers pile on as Rand Paul forces counterterror lapse

With US counterterror provisions facing expiration at midnight Sunday and the Senate unable to avert a national security crisis, lawmakers from both parties trained their ire on a singular target: Rand Paul.

John Kerry tells Edward Snowden to `man up` and return to US

Daring fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to return home, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday told him to `man up` and face the justice system of the country.

German minister criticises US over NSA activities

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere criticised the secret surveillance actions of the US National Security Agency and described them as being excessive.

Spying on allies creates mistrust, less security: Angela Merkel

Nations spying on their allies would risk destroying trust and harming security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her first major policy speech after re-election.

US spy chief calls on Edward Snowden to return NSA documents

Leaks from ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have damaged America`s national security and he should return the secret documents he has "stolen", the US spy chief said.

NSA snooping illegal, violates privacy: US watchdog

The bulk telephone data collection by a US intelligence agency is a massive violation of civil liberties and should be shut down, a government advisory panel said.

New York Times, Guardian push for Edward Snowden clemency

The New York Times and The Guardian have reportedly published editorials calling on US president Barack Obama to make a clemency deal with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and bring him back to the country.

Snowden urges end to mass surveillance in UK Christmas message

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden will call on citizens to work together to end mass surveillance when he delivers a Christmas Day broadcast to Britain, the Channel 4 television network said.

Snowden revelations may lead to spying curbs: Experts

The most serious rebuke to the NSA came Wednesday from a panel of establishment figures named by the White House to review the surveillance operations that mushroomed after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

US spy panel wants duplicate oversight board replaced

President Barack Obama have been studying how the White House should change or limit the National Security Agency`s surveillance programs.

`Stripping NSA of its powers might harm its effectiveness`

Michael Hayden, who was the NSA chief till 2005, told in an interview to the BBC that he supported the transparency but the new curbs, if implemented would make the spying operations tougher.

White House review panel proposes curbs on some NSA programs

A White House-appointed panel proposed curbs on some key National Security Agency surveillance operations, recommending limits on a program to collect records of billions of telephone calls and new tests before Washington spies on foreign leaders.

US to keep up spying program with new safeguards: Report

A White House review will conclude that a sweeping US spy agency program to collect data on telephone calls and Internet use should continue but with new privacy safeguards, reports said.

Edward Snowden leaks have identified areas of concern: Obama

US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that leaks by former CIA contractor Edward Snowden have identified some areas of legitimate concerns with regard to privacy of citizens while highly sensationalising other issues.

Snowden docs: NSA tracks 5bn cellphones daily, maps relationship patterns

Latest in the series of bombshell reports, the Edward Snowden documents have now revealed that the US agency National Security Agency traces over five billion cellphones everyday.

US` nemesis Edward Snowden honed hacking tricks in Delhi

The man, who singlehandedly dealt a fierce blow to the authorities in Washington by making public a treasure trove of damaging leaks on NSA snooping, polished his hacking skills from an institute in New Delhi.

CIA collecting data on international money transfers: Report

The US Central Intelligence Agency is collecting records of international money transfers under the same law that the National Security Agency uses to collect Americans` phone and Internet records.

`Barack Obama`s cell phone could be tapped`

US Senator Rand Paul has said the NSA spying has "gone too far" and is speculating about whether the agency has tapped into President Obama`s cell phone.