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Since Edward Snowden leaked confidential documents to British newspaper The Guardian in June 2013, people have been asking questions relating to the US government's surveillance of a wide swath of the population. PRISM, authorized by the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, is a program which allegedly taps into cell phone records, online activity, and other information to create a database of foreign and domestic persons and their activities.

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7/16/2013: Nineteen organizations file suit against the NSA for violation of their First Amendment right of association.

6/23/2013: Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow after Hong Kong denies a US request for extradition.

6/21/2013: Edward Snowden is charged with espionage in the US

6/11/2013: ACLU files suit against the NSA for its collection of phone information.

6/9/2013: The Guardian releases information about "Boundless Informant," the NSA program designed to
collect and map the data collected by the agency.

6/9/2013: Edward Snowden reveals himself as the informant.

6/62013: The Washington Post publishes story about the PRISM program.

6/5/2013: The Guardian releases classified FISC order detailing surveillance of Verizon Wireless calls.

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