As it happened: Obama's remarks on NSA review

Key points

  • US President Barack Obama has given a speech describing his plans to reshape the National Security Agency's electronic spying practices
  • Under the reform, the NSA will only collect data on phone calls two steps removed from a phone number associated with a terrorist organisation
  • The phone database can only be queried after a "judicial finding", and the NSA will no longer hold bulk telephone data
  • The curbs to the NSA's authority come after a series of leaks about its spying by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden
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Reporting:

  • Daniel Nasaw 
  • Deborah Siegelbaum 

Last updated 17 January 2014

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