Foreign leaders welcome Obama's NSA reforms

Foreign leaders have welcomed US President Barack Obama's announcement on plans to curb the National Security Authority's powers. US agencies will only use bulk collection of data to fight terrorism, protect troops and allies, and combat crime.

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Obama: Blackberries 'not allowed' in the situation room

President Obama has said "there is a reason" why Blackberries and smart phones are not allowed in the White House situation room, during a conference addressing reforms to the National Security Agency's intelligence gathering.

Mr Obama noted that many of the countries who have loudly protested against American surveillance programmes themselves seek intelligence on the US.

President Barack Obama announced reforms on how to 'reduce secrecy'. Credit: APTN

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