Obama says US not spying on German, French emails

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.

Updated: Jun 19, 2013, 17:56 PM IST

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.
AFP