Obama says reports on surveillance have been hyped

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in San Jose, Calif. , Friday, June 7, 2013. The president defended his government's secret surveillance, saying Congress has repeatedly authorized the collection of America's phone records and U.S. internet use. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama responds to reports on surveillance programs

President Obama said that reports of government surveillance of phone and Internet records has been hyped.In a brief response to reporters at a health care event in California, the president said that the intelligence community has worked with judges and Congress to implement the programs, which he said are being misunderstood.”Nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” Obama said. “That’s not what this program is about. As was indicated, what the intelligence community is doing is looking at phone numbers …

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