After National Security Spying Scandal, Obama Promises Change! [Video]
So apparently the United States is being accused of allegedly “snooping” on a number of over seas authorities, and European allies. How true could this be? According to CNN, “Lisa Monaco, Obama’s homeland security and counter-terrorism adviser, said in an op-ed published in USA Today that the president ordered a review of surveillance programs ‘including with respect to our foreign partners. We want to ensure we are collecting information because we need it and not just because we can’.”
“Under fire about disclosures of broad National Security Agency snooping on global leaders, President Barack Obama is offering a two-pronged response: You do it, too, and we’ll make some changes.
Thousands of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have portrayed the vast reach of U.S. surveillance activities, keeping tabs not only on U.S. call data but also global Internet and e-mail traffic. But Snowden’s NSA documents, published recently in the Guardian, Der Spiegel and other publications, also describe spying on foreign leaders and that has now complicated U.S. diplomacy, the Obama administration acknowledges.”