In response to an increasingly volatile national debate on government surveillance, President Barack Obama laid out a four-part plan to increase government transparency.
Before detailing the specifics, Obama criticized repeated leaks of top secret information for creating a debate that is "not always fully informed," but he acknowledged that the conversation about maintaining an appropriate balance between security and freedom is an important one.
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"Given the history of abuse by governments, it is right to ask questions about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives," Obama said at a White House press conference on Friday afternoon.
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