Obama to meet privacy oversight board to try to reassure public on spying

U.S. President Obama makes dinner speech at Chralottenburg Castle in BerlinBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with members of a privacy oversight watchdog board to try to reassure Americans rattled by revelations of the U.S. government's vast monitoring of phone and Internet data. Obama is scrambling to show he has credibility on the issue after coming under fire for the scope of surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency, which was revealed in a series of disclosures by former government contractor Edward Snowden. …

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