In phone call after WikiLeaks revelation of NSA spying, President Obama reiterated his commitment to end practices 'unacceptable between allies,' French President Francois Hollande's office says - @leelajacinto
Photo: French President Francois Hollande is seen after meeting with his defense council on WikiLeaks revelations the NSA spied on 3 French presidents and other officials, at the Élysée Palace in Paris - @Elysee
French defense council issues statement after meeting with President Hollande on US spy report: 'France ... will not tolerate anything that could jeopardize the security and protection of his interests' - statement
National Security Council spokesman on Wikileaks report US spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande: 'We are not targeting and will not target the communications of President Hollande. ... We work closely with France on all matters of international concern, and the French are indispensable partners' - @PhilipinDC
Editor's note: The Hill notes that Senate passage of the USA Freedom Act, which would end the NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata, came almost exactly two years to the day after Edward Snowden first revealed the existence of the program. - Tom
Edward Snowden, a former CIA and National Security Agency employee, released classified material on several secret NSA programs, including the PRISM surveillance program, to the Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times in 2013.
Snowden has said the motive behind his leaks is "to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them." - The Guardian