NSA Policy Changes

By Danielle Leigh

Published 01/17 2014 12:23PM

Updated 01/17 2014 12:25PM

(NBC News) President Barack Obama proposed long-awaited overhauls to government surveillance practices on Friday, headlined by reforms in the way the government collects and accesses so-called "meta-data."

"America's capabilities are unique," Obama said in the highly-anticipated speech at the Department of Justice. 

"That places a special obligation on us to ask tough questions about what we should do," the President said. 

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