The New York Times writes that President Obama has received the report of a panel of experts tasked with analyzing and recommending reforms of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) intelligence gathering. The report recommends 46 changes to the agency’s current operations. The five independent intelligence and legal experts completed their report on the heels of this week’s Federal Court ruling questioning the constitutionality of the agency’s indiscriminate collection of phone-use data. The ACLU has also challenged the legality of the data gathering programs in a suit now pending in Federal Court:

Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, while praising the report’s recommendations, questioned “whether the president will have the courage to implement the changes.”

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