NSA Yanks Misleading Surveillance Fact Sheet From Web

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National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander acknowledged Tuesday that a fact sheet on the agency's Web site inaccurately described the extent to which the communications of U.S. citizens are protected from the spy agency's collection of e-mail and other material from technology companies.

The agency removed the four-page document Tuesday after lawmakers raised concerns about its accuracy.

In a letter to Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Alexander said he agreed that the fact sheet posted on the NSA Web site last week "could have more precisely described" the requirements governing the collection of e-mail and other Internet content from U.S. companies.