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Obama Tries to Ease Silicon Valley’s Concerns Over Spying

Published on December 17, 2013
by Jared A. Favole

President Barack Obama, under fire from Silicon Valley over the government’s surveillance programs, met with technology executives Tuesday to try to ease their concerns about the National Security Agency’s spying operations.

The meeting came one day after a federal judge challenged the constitutionality of the government’s telephone-records surveillance programs and a week after a group of technology companies complained in a letter to Mr. Obama and Congress that the government snooping violated basic civil liberties.

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