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Obama Defends Data Collection

Existence of surveillance programs acknowledged

June 8, 2013
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared Friday that America is "going to have to make some choices" balancing privacy and security, launching a vigorous defense of formerly secret programs that sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls a day and amass Internet data from U.S. providers in an attempt to thwart terror attacks.

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