The NSA knew about the Internet security bug Heartbleed and regularly used it to gather intelligence for at least two years, anonymous sources told Bloomberg.
President Obama delivered a speech calling for ending the government’s control of phone data, as well as eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies.
Google employees lashed out at the NSA for its breaking into the company’s security system.
The NSA hacked the cables Google and Yahoo use to filter information between their cloud databases.
Google has accelerated its plans to encrypt the data flowing between the company’s various data centers.
President Barack Obama staunchly defended a recently revealed National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program Friday, saying that the courts and Congress were well-informed of what was taking place.