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04/12/2014 08:42 pm ET Updated Apr 12, 2014

Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say

Stepping into a heated debate within the nation’s intelligence agencies, President Obama has decided that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in Internet security, it should — in most circumstances — reveal them to assure that they will be fixed, rather than keep mum so that the flaws can be used in espionage or cyberattacks, senior administration officials said Saturday.

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