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Kerry On Spying: NSA 'Reached Too Far'

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Kerry added that some media reports about NSA spying have been blown out of proportion.

"There's an enormous amount of exaggeration in this reporting from some reporters out there. What we're trying to do is in a random way find ways of trying to learn if, in fact, there is a threat that we need to respond to," Kerry said. "And in some cases, I acknowledge to you, as has the President, that some of these actions have reached too far, and we are going to make sure that does not happen in the future."

President Obama recently curbed surveillance on international organizations including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.