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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 07, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s defense of the NSA program that monitors American phone records noted. [OBAMA – says nobody is listening to your telephone calls; comments on the surveillance program that targets the internet.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) The government’s secret PRISM program that allows the NSA to tap into the data banks of internet companies in search of foreign terrorists examined; PowerPoint slides obtained by the “Washington Post” that detail how the program works shown; details given about the role of analysts at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland and about how PRISM caught Najibullah Zazi†† through his e-mail; scenes shown of the new facility being built in Utah to store the data.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The leak of information to “Guardian” columnist Glenn Greenwald† about the secret court order compelling Verizon to hand over phone records featured. [GREENWALD – says the source is anonymous & confidential; says terrorists know the government tries to eavesdrop on their conversation.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Greenwald’s plan to break another story about Obama’s order for security & intelligence officials to develop a list of overseas targets for US cyber-attacks noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley, John Miller) How this information is leaking, NSA director James Clapper’s reaction and the criminal investigation discussed.

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David;
Cordes, Nancy;
John, Scott Pelley,
Duration:
00:07:30

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