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  1. NSA Defender Condemns U.S. Spying, Spy Chief Calls Reports “False”

    Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was a staunch supporter of the National Security Assocation’s mass surveillance programs — until Monday. The Democrat says that she and the President were “kept in the dark” about spying on friendly allies and that she is “totally opposed” to U.S. monitoring of leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Feinstein has since ordered a “major review” of all surveillance programs. Meanwhile, spy chief Keith Alexander testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, calling the reports of Western Europe call-monitoring ”completely false.” 

    Sources: Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, Politico

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