Alli McCracken joins activists protesting the surveillance of U.S. citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department where U.S. President Barack Obama gave a major speech on reforming the NSA January 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama was expected to announce reforms including a requirement by intelligence agencies to obtain permission from a secret court before utilizing access to telephonic data gathered on U.S. citizens. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO NSA: STOP SAVING PHONE DATA

theGRIO REPORT - Bowing to concerns from both the public and members of Congress, President Obama announced Friday his administration would seek to overhaul a controversial program run by the National Security Agency that collected huge numbers of phone records of Americans in bulk...