Clinton: Better rules needed on spying

2013-12-04 09:33
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Washington - Bill Clinton is calling for clarity in how countries gather intelligence.

And when it comes to secretly monitoring the telephone conversations or e-mails of world leaders, Clinton said that during his presidency it depended on who the leaders were.

He said American agencies might have spied on leaders his administration thought were engaging in hostile acts against the US

He said his administration didn't have the ability to do a lot of what's currently being done.

Documents leaked this summer by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden exposed a massive US surveillance operation that covered telephone records, e-mail traffic and the communications of US allies, including Brazil, Germany and Mexico.

A report by a panel of advisers US President Barack Obama chose to review NSA programmes is expected this month.
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