"My preference is always to actually get legislation passed," Obama said.
Minor changes to the nation’s spying laws aren’t earning plaudits from civil libertarians.
Snowden also pointed to attacks in Spain, London and Boston.
Civil libertarians hope to force changes when part of the Patriot Act sunsets in June.
The Senate Democrat is pushing a bill to ban guaranteed government access to electronic devices.
The programs are very similar to controversial ones in the U.S.
Germany and Brazil pushed for the measure, which the U.S. did not support.
Without water, the NSA's giant Utah data center could not operate.
The bill could require companies to turn over source code and proprietary data to the German...
“We do not want privacy information," said Adm. Rogers about a cyber threat bill.
The leaker was honored for his “courage and skill" in exposing the NSA's operations.
The U.S. program can “automatically fire back" against cyber threats, the NSA leaker said.
Military infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattacks, said Ashton Carter.
Rubio drew the ire of Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) by defending surveillance programs.
“While some have moved on ... I haven’t,” Obama said.
It's the "first public court challenge" to the NSA's Internet surveillance.
ObamaCare, EPA regulations and potentially gay marriage face court challenges.
Wyden: "Stop recklessly pushing for new ways to vacuum up Americans’ private information."
A subsidiary of London-based Vodafone facilitates most of the program.
In 2009, executives raised doubts, prompting an internal consideration of the program's merits.
A case over the agency’s most controversial program heads to the D.C. Circuit.
The senator wants a vote on his USA Freedom Act when lawmakers return.
Companies are moving to block even police with a warrant from accessing people's data.
For civil libertarians, it's the best hope for reining in the NSA this year.