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Lawmakers lament leak’s effect

WASHINGTON – Two senior Republican lawmakers said Thursday that terrorists are already changing their behavior after leaks about classified U.S. data gathering programs, but they offered no details.

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said it’s part of the damage from disclosures by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden of two NSA programs, which collect millions of telephone records and track foreign Internet activity on U.S. networks. Snowden fled to Hong Kong in May and has granted some interviews since then, saying he hopes to stay there and fight any charges that may yet be filed against him.

Rogers said there are “changes we can already see being made by the folks who wish to do us harm and our allies harm” and that the revelations might also “make it harder to track bad guys trying to harm U.S. citizens in the United States.” Full story.

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