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Congress reviews US surveillance programs

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduces bill to reauthorize Patriot Act until 2020; law is set to expire June 1 - @nationaljournal

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NSA weighed ending phone program before Edward Snowden leak - @AP

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US to stop collecting bulk phone data if Congress lets law expire, officials say - @Reuters

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Editor's note: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, in an essay for the New York Times, says Wikipedia is filing suit against the NSA because 'a fundamental pillar of democracy is at stake: the free exchange of knowledge and ideas.' His essay is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/opinion/stop-spying-on-wikipedia-users.html - Tom

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Wikipedia files lawsuit against NSA, Justice Department over mass surveillance program - @NBCNightlyNews

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Report: CIA researchers conducted multi-year effort to break security of Apple's iPhones, iPads, according to documents obtained by Edward Snowden - @the_intercept

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Wikimedia Foundation to file suit against National Security Agency, US Department of Justice to challenge government's mass surveillance program - @Reuters

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Edward Snowden says in Q&A with university students that he would love to return to the United States but adds that no fair trial is being offered right now - @Reuters

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US judge rules in favor of National Security Agency in lawsuit challenging interception of Internet communications - @Reuters

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President Obama says intelligence agencies working to increase transparency; will issue a report on surveillance programs, privacy next month

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Germany's top public prosecutor says investigation into suspected tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies has so far failed to find any concrete evidence - @Reuters

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in a movie about the NSA whistleblower - @mashable

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Report: FBI identifies '2nd leaker' who turned over sensitive documents to journalists at The Intercept, source tells @YahooNews

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Newly-released financial disclosure documents show former NSA director Keith Alexander had thousands personally invested in obscure tech firms - @arstechnica

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Edward Snowden's girlfriend is living with him in Moscow, documentary reveals - @guardian

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German opposition parties seek a court order to bring Edward Snowden to Berlin to speak in front of panel investigating mass surveillance - @BloombergNews

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Sweden

NSA leaker Edward Snowden awarded Sweden's 'Alternative Nobel Prize,' the Right Livelihood Honorary Award - @Reuters

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Officials tell @AP: CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe

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Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into US spying there, Swiss public prosecutor's office says - @Reuters

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Report: US threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data in 2008, documents show - @washingtonpost

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