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Obama to Europe: US not ‘snooping’ on phone calls, emails

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Justin Sink
The Hill [1]
September 4, 2013

President Obama on Wednesday sought to reassure Europeans that the United States is not “snooping” into their phone calls and emails.

He defended the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, insisting they are focused only on counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and cybersecurity.

“I can give assurances to the public in Europe and around the world that we’re not going around snooping at people’s emails or listening to their phone calls,” Obama told reporters at a press conference in Stockholm. “What we try to do is target very specific areas of concern.”

The president conceded that the U.S. “has enormous capabilities when it comes to intelligence” but said the programs were under review to prevent “situations where we’re gathering info just because we can.”

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/320185-obama-to-europe-us-not-snooping-on-phone-calls-emails

[2] Officials: NSA “mistakenly” intercepted emails, phone calls of innocent Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/officials-nsa-mistakenly-intercepted-emails-phone-calls-of-innocent-americans.html

[3] Glenn Greenwald: Even Low Level NSA Analysts Can Spy On Phone Calls And Emails: http://www.prisonplanet.com/glenn-greenwald-even-low-level-nsa-analysts-can-spy-on-phone-calls-and-emails.html

[4] The U.S. Government Is Monitoring All Phone Calls, All Emails And All Internet Activity: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-u-s-government-is-monitoring-all-phone-calls-all-emails-and-all-internet-activity.html

[5] Government to roll out same snooping tactics as ‘China and Iran’ by getting access to everybody’s emails, texts, and internet browsing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-to-roll-out-same-snooping-tactics-as-china-and-iran-by-getting-access-to-everybodys-emails-texts-and-internet-browsing.html

[6] Grand Frère Comes To France: “Phone Calls, Emails, Web Use” All Spied On, Le Monde Says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/160396.html

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