Surveillance

White House to Release Internal Report on Government Surveillance

Says it was going to wait to release the task force's recommendations in the new year

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In a change of course, the White House on Wednesday afternoon will publicly release an internal report on government surveillance efforts, a highly anticipated document that also will include recommendations for how the federal government can best balance its intelligence-gathering efforts with Americans' right to privacy.

The report, put together by the five-member Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, was originally meant to be kept under wraps until after the new year.