This 1 sentence sums up Obama’s entire NSA reform speech

January 17

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Did you miss Obama's big NSA address? Here's the only sentence you need to get caught up:

I am therefore ordering a transition that will end the Section 215 bulk metadata program as it currently exists, and establish a mechanism that preserves the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata.

It's worth pointing out that Obama's big caveat — "as it currently exists" — gives him wide latitude on the issue. There are also going to be some big questions as to how he'll pull off the second clause.

For a fuller explanation of what's changing, click here.

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post.
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