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Obama Unveiling NSA Changes in Response to Snowden Leaks

President Barack Obama will put off decisions on the most controversial aspects of the U.S. government’s data-collection programs, including those faulted by phone and Internet companies that say customers are losing faith that their privacy is protected.

Obama’s speech today in Washington is his long-anticipated response to the global uproar set off by the leaks of former contractor Edward Snowden. The president will leave to Congress and a future review panel many details about how phone records and Internet data are collected, stored and disclosed, according to people familiar with the president’s plans.