Friday, January 17, 2014

Little hope for big change as Obama offers NSA reform

Published on Jan 17, 2014
Within the past few minutes, President Obama has outlined reforms of America's controversial surveillance tactics - which had ensnared millions of people's phone calls, texts and emails around the globe. After praising the NSA and its importance to security, he admitted it made mistakes in its collection of private data. RT's Marina Portnaya has been listening in to what Barack Obama's said so far. President Obama also asked the Congress to establish an independent privacy defender in the federal courts, to increase the supervision of intelligence work. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are divided over where the spying programs' boundaries should be. Democratic congressman Rush Holt proposed his own bill for reining in the NSA. Let's talk more now to former FBI agent Collen Rowley.