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Aug102013

Snowden revelations force Obama's hand on surveillance program

Chuck Todd, Kelly O'Donnell and Carrie Dann
NBC News, Aug 9, 2013

Analysis -- NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s revelations have forced President Barack Obama’s hand, leading the president to announce new reforms of the government’s classified surveillance programs.

After his administration issued repeated defenses of a National Security Agency monitoring program that collects Americans’ phone and Internet data, Obama announced during a press conference Friday afternoon that reforms to the system will make the collection activities more transparent and "give the American people additional confidence that there are additional safeguards against abuse."  Read more...

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