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Obama To Unveil NSA Reforms, Response To Snowden

President Barack Obama will announce plans to stop the National Security Agency hoarding hundreds of millions of telephone call records.
Obama To Unveil NSA Reforms, Response To Snowden

Via AFP:

President Barack Obama curtailed the reach of massive US National Security Agency phone surveillance sweeps Friday, but said bulk data collection must go on to protect America from terrorists.

In a long-awaited speech designed to quell a furor over the programs exposed by Edward Snowden, Obama also said he had halted spy taps on friendly world leaders and proposed new shields for foreigners caught in US data sweeps.

"Given the unique power of the state, it is not enough for leaders to say: trust us, we won't abuse the data we collect," Obama said at the US Justice Department.

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