Quick look: Obama and the NSA morass

New rules will limit NSA data gathering, but is the NSA paying attention?
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Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing and REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Published reports say President Barack Obama will today call for an end to the government's mass collection of phone data and for a rearranging of the program so the data is held outside the government. A judge's order for government searches of this data will also be required. The Wall Street Journal reports a senior administration official said the president believes the current mass data collection program "addresses important capabilities that allow us to counter terrorism, but that we should be able to preserve those capabilities, while addressing the privacy and civil liberties concerns that are raised by the government holding" this data. Here’s a look at the most recent news event around the issue.

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