President sets some barriers in U.S. spying

Posted: January 18, 2014 at 3:59 a.m.

Speaking Friday at the Justice Department, President Barack Obama said there would be some changes to the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, including taking control of phone data out of government hands.

President Barack Obama defended U.S. electronic spying as a bulwark against terrorism Friday while promising U.S. citizens and allies he will put new restraints on the government’s sweeping global surveillance programs.

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