It has been announced that President Obama will speak at 11 a.m. regarding his plans to overhaul the NSA data collection program.
The New York Times reports here that:
“President Obama will require intelligence agencies to obtain permission from a secret court before tapping into a vast database of telephone data, but he will leave the data in the hands of the government for now, an administration official said.
Mr. Obama, in a much-anticipated speech on Friday morning, plans to pull back the government’s wide net of surveillance at home and abroad, staking out a middle ground between the far-reaching proposals of his own advisers and the concerns of the nation’s intelligence agencies.”
More information and discussion regarding these changes will be posted as it becomes available.