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TODAY   |  August 01, 2013

Obama to discuss government surveillance with lawmakers

President Obama is meeting with lawmakers today to discuss government surveillance. Meanwhile, the U.K. Guardian reports that according to documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the government has a wide-ranging computer program that allows analysts to instantly read emails, track Internet searches, and read private Facebook messages.

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>>> president obama and more than a half dozen law makers will sit down at the white house today to talk about government surveillance, this as britain's "guardian" newspaper is reporting from whistleblower edward snowden, a program called xkeyscore. it allows analysts to instantly read e-mails, track internet searches, and read private facebook messages. the nsa and white house insist those searches are limited and legal.