January 17th, 2014
01:19 PM ET

Obama announces modest changes to NSA data collection

By Tom Cohen. Jim Acosta and Mariano Castillo

Under pressure by last year's classified leaks of U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled new guidance for intelligence-gathering and reforms intended to balance what he called the nation's vital security needs with concerns over privacy and civil liberties.

In a speech at the Justice Department, Obama sought to defend the need for the government to gather intelligence while responding to protests raised at home and abroad over programs revealed in the leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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  1. Delaware River Kayaking Map

    The NSA needs more rights and we need to get off their back's they need watch more people that threaten our way of life ,we need to leave them alone .

    June 7, 2017 at 6:52 pm | Reply

    Obama approves and supports the violating of American citizens 4th amendment right.

    January 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  3. shivadass

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    January 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  4. Bill In STL

    So what good will this doe if the FISA court is the ones that will be approached for the warrant?

    January 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Reply
  5. Utrrfgb Huyfhjyt

    Sensorship is in full effect now.

    January 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Reply
  6. jerrylax

    can anyone believe a word that come from this guys mouth? How about a NO confidence vote…and send him back to wherever he came from…and that was not chicago. Send H clinton with him as well and let john-the-phony-hero with them.

    January 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  7. Random

    The only change needed is to remove the exemption on politicians and rich elites. Honestly I can sacrifice some privacy to know every politician is subject to the same. This stuff is being used properly. A couple captive women freed, tons of child porn abusers nailed, this is the kind of stuff it should be used for, in addition to terrorism.

    I have to be honest I care less about this than I do about the police beating people to death and walking away from it. Those guys betrayed their oath and deserve the death penalty.

    January 18, 2014 at 4:55 am | Reply
  8. Khgxv Fhjdfhk

    Ever hear of Nadal Hasan...

    January 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  9. Khgxv Fhjdfhk

    Ever hear of the Knock-out game...

    January 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  10. Marty

    This clown lies through his teeth

    January 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Reply

    He made much bigger changes to the Patriot Act.

    January 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply
  12. Yfgjk Ksfgk

    Russia has a terrorist problem what does that have too do with the U.S. who has many terrorist events annualy that have not and will not be stoped by the Military...has anyone seen MLK lately... nope...he is dead with a (D)...zero terrorist events have been prevented by the Military domesticaly albit Citizens are terrified stump stupid by the Anti-American "Patriot" Act e.g. law spelled like act e.g. theater.

    January 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  13. George patton

    There is no reason Obama should change or compromise NSA's capability of listening people, especially people calling middle east or muslim countries. Obama is here today, gone tomorrow but terrorist threats will be always looming on our country..

    January 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Reply
  14. JFK

    Does anyone honestly believe our terrorist is chief will do anything. He is the one who started this.

    January 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Reply

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