Trending In Our News Feeds – Hearing provides look into inner workings of government surveillance. Senior intelligence officials gave fascinating insight into the NSA’s surveillance programs at a hearing yesterday before the House Intelligence Committee. NSA Director General Keith Alexander said the NSA’s programs have foiled more than 50 terrorist plots, and FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce explained four of these plots in detail. When pressed by committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Alexander said the NSA cannot read Americans’ emails and doesn’t have direct access to the servers of private companies. Deputy Attorney General James Cole gave some previously-unknown details on the legal backing for the surveillance programs. NPR boils down the hearing to the three clips you have to hear.
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