Obama says US not spying on German, French emails
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 17:56
  
Washington: President Barack Obama said Wednesday that US spies were not "rifling" through emails of Germans, French or American citizens, in a defence of National Security Agency surveillance programmes.

Obama defended the sweeps of global phone and Internet data during a visit to Germany, where they have caused concern, and said a balance must be struck between ensuring the security of citizens and protecting their privacy. AFP Washington: President Barack Obama said Wednesday that US spies were not "rifling" through emails of Germans, French or American citizens, in a defence of National Security Agency surveillance programmes.

Obama defended the sweeps of global phone and Internet data during a visit to Germany, where they have caused concern, and said a balance must be struck between ensuring the security of citizens and protecting their privacy.

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First Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 17:56


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