The U.S. program can “automatically fire back" against cyber threats, the NSA leaker said.
She says mass surveillance has become a "dangerous habit rather than an exceptional measure."
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would encourage companies to share info about threats.
Nearly nine out of 10 people are “incidental” targets.
Sen. Al Franken said the information disclosed still leaves Americans "in the dark."
The NSA has refused to comply with their request, prompting the lawsuit.
Tea Party challenger who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor opposes NSA programs.
Senators introduced a bill allowing the president to appoint the NSA's inspector general.
“This bill is fixing a lot of things that simply aren’t broken,” Saxby Chambliss said.
Decision highlights rift between Germany, United States.
NBC found traces of an email Snowden sent a month before leaving the NSA.
Snowden dismissed allegations that he was just a low-level analyst.
For civil libertarians, it's the best hope for reining in the NSA this year.
Relations between the United States and Germany sank to new depths on Wednesday.
Glenn Greenwald and others say Edward Snowden is not alone.
But intelligence officials denied conducting "backdoor searches" of communications.
The U.S. went after the communications of nearly 90,000 foreign targets last year.
“We cannot sit back and we cannot let snipe hunting drive this debate," Gen. Keith Alexander said.
“In the course of violating important laws, he also provided an important service," Gore said.
The New York City subway would likely have been bombed by a terrorist in 2009, according to the top...
Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other top technology companies are warning the Senate.
Snowden merely asked for clarifying information about a recent training course he had taken.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has no regrets.
The USA Freedom Act faced opposition from NSA critics who said it had been gutted.