Obama Expected To Curb Phone Data Collection In NSA Speech

The President will speak at 11am Friday

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President Barack Obama will address the nation Friday morning in an attempt to restore the public’s trust in the National Security Agency, and will reportedly scale back its ability to store American citizens’ phone data.

A senior White House official told the Associated Press that Obama plans to call on Congress and the intelligence community to come together to decide on new limits for the NSA, and to determine what should be done with the phone data collected from millions of Americans. It is not yet clear what will be done with the data, but a presidential commission has recommended that the data be turned over to telephone companies or a secure third party.

The President is also expected to address the government’s responsibility to balance the constitutional right to privacy with national security concerns.

[AP]

6 comments
chrispy
chrispy

I'm much less bothered by the NSA than I am about Google. I hope everyone realizes that Google is a much greater threat to our privacy than the NSA. Everyone should start supporting privacy-based sites such as Ravetree, DuckDuckGo, HushMail, etc. Go tell your family and friends about why they shouldn't use Google. The NSA is nothing compared to them.

Handthumb
Handthumb

People really need to get involved in this NSA problem, speak out. Obama is just going to deliver a bunch of jibber jabber that won't change anything. What else can we expect from our government next?

PhillyCannabis
PhillyCannabis

I don't believe anything this guys says. And now we have another liar from New Jersey going to take his place?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

And guess which party will attack him for "Aiding Terrorists"

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@PhillyCannabis And another female liar running for the Presidency in 2016. America seems to have a monopoly on big time liars.