Obama Seeks Balance in Plan for Spy Programs

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 10/01/2014 17:56

As he assembles a plan to overhaul the nation's surveillance programs, President Obama is trying to navigate what advisers call a middle course that will satisfy protesting national security agencies while tamping down criticism by civil liberties advocates.

Mr. Obama has not tipped his hand much during the meetings he has held with intelligence officials and lawmakers before he unveils his plan as early as next Friday. But some of the proposals under consideration are forcing him to decide just how much he is willing to curtail government spying in the interest of reassuring a wary public.

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