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Obama defends NSA surveillance programs as ‘right balance’

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Justin Sink
The Hill [1]
June 8, 2013

President Obama on Friday defended a pair of recently disclosed surveillance programs as striking the “right balance” between national security and civil liberties following a speech Friday in California.

“You can’t have 100 percent security and also have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We’re going to have to make some choices as a government,” Obama said.

“You can complain about Big Brother and how this is a potential program run amok, but when you actually look at the details, I think we’ve struck the right balance.”

The administration acknowledged Thursday that the National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored domestic telephone data and international Internet traffic from tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/video/administration/304165-obama-defends-nsa-programs-as-striking-right-balance

[2] U.S. charges Edward Snowden with espionage in leaks about NSA surveillance programs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-charges-edward-snowden-with-espionage-in-leaks-about-nsa-surveillance-programs.html

[3] Obama administration asserts broad surveillance powers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-asserts-broad-surveillance-powers.html

[4] Hoyer: No comparison between Obama, Bush secret surveillance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hoyer-no-comparison-between-obama-bush-secret-surveillance.html

[5] CIA lawyer says Obama administration backed and continued virtually all Bush-era programs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cia-lawyer-says-obama-administration-backed-and-continued-virtually-all-bush-era-programs.html

[6] The Differences Between Obama And Bush On NSA Surveillance, According To Virtual Obama: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-differences-between-obama-and-bush-on-nsa-surveillance-according-to-virtual-obama.html

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