News bites: NSA charts social connections

The National Security Agency uses its data to track Americans' social connections, The New York Times reports. 

France will fine Google over data privacy violations, The Associated Press writes. 

Twitter plans to make its IPO filing public this week, according to Quartz. 

Leaks about a terrorist plot were more damaging to U.S. intelligence than the Edward Snowden disclosures, The New York Times writes. 

A judge threw out Apple's challenge to an alleged patent troll, Ars Technica explains.