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Obama On NSA's Secret Data-Mining: Only "Modest Encroachments On Privacy'

Posted on the 07 June 2013 by Susanduclos @SusanDuclos
By Susan Duclos
In answer to a reporter's question about the recently exposed secret government surveillance of millions of Americans' phones and Internet habits and data, Barack Obama first pays lip service to Americans' "constitutional right to privacy and an observance of civil liberties."
Then later in his long answer he says the data-mining and unprecedented broad collection of  all Verizon customers, and tech firm data,  as well as collection of data "directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple," is just a "modest encroachments on privacy."
Full transcript found here.
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