New Snowden leak on online surveillance upstages US move to declassify documents

Protesters rally to support US whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hanover, Germany, last week. Photo: EPA

New revelations from former security contractor Edward Snowden that US intelligence agencies have access to a vast online tracking tool came to light on Wednesday, as lawmakers put the secret surveillance programs under greater scrutiny.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am