A US judge has ruled the National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data may be unconstitutional. Federal District Judge Richard Leon said the electronic spy agency's practice was an arbitrary invasion.
Brazil will probe telecommunications companies to see if they illegally shared data with the United States National Security Agency after it was found the US had been spying on President Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s government has accused the US of lying about the NSA’s activities in the country.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke news on former security contractor Edward Snowden’s allegations of U.S. surveillance programs, said he will publish revelations on U.K. intelligence after his partner was detained in London.
The government of President Dilma Rousseff will raise the issue of US spying on Brazilian companies and individuals next week when US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Brazil.
Brazil began an investigation Monday into whether telecommunications firms operating in the country cooperated with the U.S. as part of a spying program that has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations. Anatel, the government agency that regulates the telecom sector in Brazil, said in a note that it's working with federal police and other government agencies on the investigation.