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Hillary Clinton: Gov't Must Not Go 'Too Far' With Surveillance

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The former secretary of state said information about U.S. surveillance programs has come to light out of context, pointing out that world leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel rely on U.S. intelligence to protect themselves. 

Merkel expressed concern to President Barack Obama this week about reports that the U.S. may have been spying on her mobile phone. The White House denied the allegations.

"I think everybody now says, 'We have to make sure we're not going too far,' and that's a discussion that has to happen in a calm atmosphere," Clinton said, as quoted by the Post-Standard.