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Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep

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  • President Barack Obama said Tuesday that intelligence officials have presented him with "workable" changes to data collections by the National Security Agency that have raised objections in the U.S. and abroad over the reach of government surveillance.

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that intelligence officials have presented him with "workable" changes to data collections by the National Security Agency that have raised objections in the U.S. and abroad over the reach of government surveillance.
    associated press

 
Associated Press

To assuage privacy concerns, the White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a surveillance program that would leave the bulk storage of millions of Americans' telephone records in the hands of phone companies, even though they are convinced the information now held by the government is protected and question whether the changes would actually do more to protect privacy.

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