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    White House Panel: Rein in NSA

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 29:  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies during a hearing before the House (Select) Intelligence Committee October 29, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "Potential Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    A committee appointed to advise President Obama on NSA’s controversial spying programs is about to release its final report, which will recommend broad new privacy protections. Among other suggestions, the report argues that the U.S. publicly announce how it plans to ensure the privacy of foreigners whose phone and Internet records are collected by the NSA. It also recommends that senior White House officials review the list of foreign leaders whose communications are under surveillance. “We’re not leaving it to Jim Clapper anymore,” one official said.

    Read it at The New York Times