Obama to overhaul NSA snoop programme

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SummaryPresident Barack Obama will announce on Friday a major overhaul of a controversial National Security Agency (NSA) programme

President Barack Obama will announce on Friday a major overhaul of a controversial National Security Agency (NSA) programme that collects vast amounts of basic telephone call data on foreigners and Americans, a senior Obama administration official said. In an 11 am (1600 GMT) speech at the Justice Department, Obama will say he is ordering a transition that will significantly change the handling of what is known as the telephone ‘metadata’ programme from the way the NSA currently handles it. In a nod to privacy advocates, the American president will say he has decided that the government should not hold the bulk telephone metadata, a decision that could frustrate some intelligence officials.

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