News bites: Russia pushes for tighter Internet controls after NSA leaks

National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander pushed for a surveillance plan during the Iraq War that would collect every Iraqi text message, phone call and email, The Washington Post reports.

Russian officials are using Edward Snowden's leaks about NSA surveillance programs to press for tighter controls over the Internet, according to The New York Times.

Two security experts have found a way to spy on Verizon Wireless subscribers by hacking into mobile devices, Reuters says.

Internet industry officials warn that a plan to expand the number of domain names could disrupt the functioning of the Web, and there isn't a proper backup plan in place to protect it, The Washington Post reports.

Cable and satellite TV providers are pushing back against the rising cost of sports programming with new statistics, The Wall Street Journal writes.