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Obama defends collecting phone records

Posted at 11:10 PM, Jun 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-07 23:10:56-04

Records obtained from the servers of Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo and five other tech giants have been given to the British government.

Britain’s government communications headquarters has had access to information gathered in the U.S. run Prism system since June of 2010.

It was also given telephone metadata taken from the records of U.S. Verizon customers.

The President says the government is not snooping on you.

In Prism’s seven year existence, NSA and FBI members have collected e-mail, chats, photos and other communications in the name of preventing terrorism