Civil Liberties

New Snooping Revelations Fuel Anti-NSA Fervor

Fuel for the fire


Civil liberties advocates challenged intelligence officials over claims about the limited scope of U.S. surveillance programs following a new report on a vast Internet data project—as lawmakers moved anew to rein in the National Security Agency. 

The Guardian on Wednesday, citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, described a program known as XKeyscore, saying it allows a range of analysts to monitor everything from emails to browsing history to online chats.