Obama 'confident' that US spying programmes not being abused
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama said on Friday that he is "confident" that vast surveillance programmes are not being abused but admitted that Americans have "legitimate" concerns.
"We do have to do a better job of giving people confidence in how these programs work," Mr Obama told CNN in an interview.
"I've said I am open to working with Congress to figure out, can we get more transparency in terms of how the oversight court works, do we need a public advocate who people have confidence in.
"But we've also got to do it in a way that recognises we have hostile folks out there that will potentially try to do us harm."