U.S. Surveillance Went "Too Far" - Secretary of State

World | November 1, 2013, Friday // 13:21|  views

U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo by voanews.com

US Secretary of State John Kerry says America’s surveillance activities went "too far" in some cases, and has promised that will not happen again.

Kerry, in Washington, made the comments Thursday by videolink to a conference in London, informs Voice Of America.

Recent media reports that the National Security Agency, NSA was monitoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls - and those of other allies, have ignited anger overseas and in Washington.

The reports were based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The Senate Intelligence committee Thursday approved legislation to tighten controls on what intelligence agencies can do with communications records. It imposes a five-year limit on how long those records can be retained, reports voanews.com

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