President Barack Obama's promises to protect Americans from domestic spying came under fresh scrutiny Friday after an internal audit showed the National Security Agency had repeatedly violated privacy rules in its electronic surveillance.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is shown in this May 31, 2006, aerial file photo, in Fort Meade, Maryland. The NSA has repeatedly violated privacy rules and overstepped its authority, an internal audit has revealed, despite vows from President Barack Obama to prevent abuses and protect Americans' civil rights.
The revelations appeared to challenge Obama's reassurances that strict oversight of NSA snooping had prevented abuses.
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