National Security Agency (NSA)


Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

President Faces Tough Questions On Latest NSA Leaks

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 1:04 pm

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President Obama talks with Jay Leno during the taping of his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Obama told Leno: "We don't have a domestic spying program."
Jacquelyn Martin AP

President Obama, appearing Friday for his first news conference in more than three months, will no doubt be fielding tough questions on a new round of revelations regarding the NSA's top-secret electronic surveillance programs.

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Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

President Obama Proposes Reforms To Surveillance Programs

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 4:50 pm

President Obama walks out of the East Room of the White House after holding a news conference Friday.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

In the shadow of classified leaks that exposed some of the government's most secret surveillance programs, President Obama said he will work with Congress to reform the law governing their function.

Speaking at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on Friday, Obama defended the programs but said the reforms will bring greater oversight and transparency.

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Fri August 9, 2013

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama's Surveillance Statement And Press Conference

Screencap of the President's statement on security and surveillence, he then took questions from the press in the East Room Friday.
White House


Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Set For News Conference Friday Afternoon

President Obama at the White House on Thursday.
Kevin Dietsch UPI /Landov

President Obama is set to hold a news conference at the White House on Friday at 3 p.m. ET — his first such formal give-and-take with the press corps since "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden starting spilling secrets about National Security Agency surveillance programs in June.

So we should expect questions about Snowden, spying and civil liberties, as well as strained relations with Russia, the economy and other subjects.

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Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 4:17 pm

The free email service Lavabit allowed users to send encrypted emails.