NSA Is Making Changes

President Obama is set to announce changes he's willing to make to the national security agency's surveillance practices.

The president's speech is set for tomorrow.

He's expected to back the idea of changing the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone records.

Mr. Obama said it's a debate the nation needs to have.

You may remember, NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked details of secret programs, including one that collected phone and internet records.

"But, the devil is in the details. You know, how much of this reform conversation is going to be about curtailing the specific surveillance programs and how much of it is going to be instead about improving the checks and balances on the programs that already exist," said Stephen Vladeck, National Security Law Expert.

"Not one of the 46 recommendations in our report would, in our view, compromise or jeopardize that ability in any way," said Cass Sunstein.

The president has also indicated he'll back a proposal to put an independent privacy advocate in the secretive court that approves spying on Americans.


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