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Aerial photograph of the National Reconnaissance, 2013. The NRO is in charge of developing, deploying and operating reconnaissance satellites. With a budget allocation of $10.3 billion, it is the third-largest U.S. intelligence agency. Its headquarters are in Chantilly, Virginia. (Public domain photo by Trevor Paglen. Commissioned by Creative Time Reports, 2013)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with members of an intelligence task force to discuss their recommendations on how to modify the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Wednesday's meeting with the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology comes in the wake of a federal judge's ruling that NSA collection of phone records was likely unconstitutional.

Moreover, the meeting comes a day after Obama met with technology CEOs who have demanded restrictions on information the U.S. collects through their systems.

The review group worked under the Director of National Intelligence to examine NSA spying following revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The White House is reviewing the recommendations and preparing its own study. White House officials say Obama will announce any changes to the government's intelligence gathering sometime in January.

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