But will they be enough to satisfy critics?
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Under proposal, government would no longer retain phone records.
Legislation provides more oversight of government and contract investigators.
The politics of fighting terrorism are heavily and incontrovertibly stacked against loosening surveillance systems.
The case for constraining the NSA, even abroad
An NSA official illustrates the totalitarian temptation in bureaucracies charged with stopping 100 percent of attacks.
The Jan. 17 speech will come in the wake of a December report calling for sweeping changes to the government's surveillance practices.
Snowden has shone a light on the extent to which technology has outstripped our laws and the Patriot Act may have exceeded its usefulness.
President Obama sat down with a small group lawmakers Thursday to discuss NSA surveillance. What happens next is anyone’s guess.
The President has spent the week consulting lawmakers and privacy experts.