White House vows to boost oversight of surveillance actions

President Barack Obama and administration officials met with tech company chiefs to discuss federal surveillance, consumer data sharing and national security. Shortly after, the White House said it intends to boost oversight of actions related to phone-record data collection. "Given the history of abuse by governments, it's right to ask questions about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives," Obama said at a news conference. "... It's not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. The American people need to have confidence in them as well."

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