Obama to release review panel report into NSA spy sweeps
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The White House will release a review Wednesday calling for reforms in National Security Agency spying sweeps, exposed by Edward Snowden, which have angered US allies and raised legal and privacy concerns.
President Barack Obama's spokesman Jay Carney said the report by a review panel was being released earlier than a planned date in January due to incomplete and inaccurate media reporting about its contents.
Mr Obama met members of the review panel earlier on Wednesday to work through the 46 recommendations in the report.
"While we had intended to release the review group's full report in January ... given the inaccurate and incomplete reports in the press about the report's content, we felt it was important to allow people to see the full report to draw their own conclusions," Mr Carney said.