So many spy programs, so little time. Let's recap the NSA spy program news for 2015, thanks to The Intercept.
Ryan Gallagher: How the NSA hacks mobile phone networks worldwide in Auroragold.
Glenn Greenwald: Comparing Chelsea Manning to Hillary Clinton.
The NSA released some documents about how the FBI oversaw some elements of their spying programs. The information was quietly released just before Christmas, 2014.
Morgan Marquis-Boire, Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee: How the NSA's XKEYSCORE program works. This is the big piece to read, folks.
Glenn Greenwald: Journalists continue to be against transparency. Amazingly so.
Which brings us to the whistelblowers themselves. We're reaching the point in the Obama administration in which some whistleblowers who were convicted are now being released from Federal prison. More on that in 2016, I'm sure.