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Obama Blasts Media 'Hype' Over Secret Program, Calling Them 'Modest Encroachments On Pri

• Business Insider

"Some of the hype that we've been hearing over the last day or so," Obama said during a press conference in San Jose, Calif. "... Nobody's listening to the content of people's phone calls."

Obama was addressing a pair of reports detailing programs in which the National Security Agency has collected data from millions of Americans' phone records and extracted data from leading Internet companies.

Obama, like other members of his administration, defended the programs. He said that all members of Congress have been briefed on them.

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