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    US orders investigation after spy leak

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The White House has said that an investigation is under way after a former CIA employee leaked information about a covert US global surveillance programme that harvests internet and phone records of American citizens and foreigners. Eward Snowden, 29, told Britain's Guardian newspaper that the government is gathering millions of phone and internet records. From Washington, Kimberly Halkett has the latest.