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White House proposes to end NSA bulk data collection

The White House outlined plans Tuesday to end the National Security Agency's bulk telephone data collection on Americans, aiming to reassure the public following revelations about widespread surveillance. The plan would keep the data outside of government while allowing access for national security reasons, officials said. Key US lawmakers welcomed the proposal, and one group put forward reform legislation along the same lines, with bipartisan support.

NSA 'metadata' reform plans seek to defuse potential opposition

By Mark Hosenball and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proposals by the White House and a congressional committee to reform the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' telephone "metadata" are being crafted with an eye toward defusing potential opposition from telephone companies and privacy advocates, sources familiar with the plans said.

Snowden sees 'turning point' in NSA reforms

Fugitive former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Tuesday he sees a "turning point" in the surveillance reform plans unveiled by the White House and Congress. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked documents which provided details of vast US surveillance programs, gave a guarded welcome to a proposal from President Barack Obama to end bulk collection of telephone data.

White House proposes to end NSA bulk data collection

The White House outlined plans Tuesday to end the National Security Agency's bulk telephone data collection on Americans, aiming to reassure a public outraged by revelations about widespread surveillance. The plan would keep the data outside of government while allowing access for national security reasons, officials said. Key US lawmakers welcomed the proposal, and one group put forward reform legislation along the same lines, with bipartisan support.

White House proposes to end NSA bulk data collection

The White House has proposed to halt the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection of Americans, a program which sparked a vast public outcry. The plan would store the data outside of government while allowing access for national security reasons, officials said. President Barack Obama -- in The Hague for a nuclear security summit -- called the plan "workable" and said it "addresses the two core concerns that people have" about the NSA's surveillance.

Obama to propose ending NSA's systematic sweep of telephone records

WASHINGTON - The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. And a proposal to have the government seek information from phone companies' existing records satisfies public concerns about privacy, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

Obama to propose ending NSA bulk collection of phone records: official

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official said on Monday.

Obama proposes to end NSA bulk data collection

US President Barack Obama is proposing to end the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection, exposed by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. A senior administration official said Tuesday that Obama had considered the results of a study he ordered in January into how the NSA could protect national interests without storing citizens' private data. The plan would store the data outside of government while allowing access for national security reasons, the official said.

Irish police chief quits in corruption scandal

Ireland's police chief resigned Tuesday as a political and media storm raged over his handling of long-running allegations concerning the corrupt enforcement of traffic laws. Garda commissioner Martin Callinan announced he was stepping down with immediate effect following repeated criticism of his use of the word "disgusting" to describe the actions of police whistleblowers. Callinan, who joined the Garda almost 41 years ago and rose to the rank of commissioner in 2010, made the comments before a parliamentary committee in January.

Obama proposes to end NSA bulk data collection

US President Barack Obama is proposing to end the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection, exposed by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. A senior administration official said Tuesday that Obama had considered the results of a study he ordered in January into how the NSA could protect national interests without storing citizens' private data. The plan would store the data outside of government while allowing access for national security reasons, the official said.
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