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US government tries to rebuild lost trust after NSA surveillance leaks

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James Clapper
James Clapper

After leaked documents began to reveal the scope of surveillance by the NSA, FBI, and other agencies, the Obama administration has strongly defended its policies. But it's also trying to rebuild the public trust, even as it insists that no privacy problem existed in the first place. That means declassifying documents, promising reviews, and — obviously — starting a Tumblr.