Photo Gallery: Timeline of the NSA Spying Scandal
07/15/2013
 June 5 and 6 : This is how it all started. Britain's  Guardian  newspaper and...
DPA/ NSA

June 5 and 6: This is how it all started. Britain's Guardian newspaper and the Washington Post in the US reported about a surveillance program used by the National Security Agency (this photo shows its headquarters in the state of Maryland). The newspapers revealed that the NSA was tapping servers of Internet companies on a massive scale to access videos, photos, emails and contact data. The data of telephone companies are also monitored as part of the secret Prism program that has been operating since 2007.