Obama to Announce Curbs on NSA Data Collection
US President Barack Obama is to announce on Friday the end of the controversial NSA telephone metadata collection program "as it currently exists.”
Obama will say that he is ordering a transition of the current intelligence-gathering program to one that addresses concerns of privacy and civil liberties, a senior administration official has told CNN.
According to the official, the president will recommend that the collection of Americans' phone records remain at the NSA temporarily as he seeks input from Congress and the US intelligence community on where to store the data permanently.
The move is part of the changes that Obama is expected to announce to sweeping US surveillance efforts exposed by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, whose blockbuster disclosures have raised questions about government overreach in fighting terror.
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