At a press conference in California Friday, President Obama addressed the news that the National Security Agency obtained millions of phone records from Verizon. “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls; that’s not what this program is about,” he said. The president denounced the leak of information, claiming that the NSA’s program is overseen by Congress and meant to prevent terrorist attacks. “The people who are involved in America’s national security take this very seriously.” While he admits to being skeptical about the program early on, Obama now considers it vital. “You can’t have 100 percent security and then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience."