The hot topic for President Obama's summit Friday with the Chinese President Xi Jinping was supposed to be over China's efforts at cyber espionage.
This comes on top of Thursday's news that the National Security Agency has been collecting the phone records of millions of Americans.
Earlier Friday, Obama issued a strong defense of his government's surveillance practices, which he said are needed to prevent terrorist attacks.
"I think it's important to recognize that you can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience," said President Obama, "We're going to have to make some choices, as a society."
The president also said that a modest encroachment on privacy was worth the added security. This just hours before Obama sat down to talk hacking with the Chinese.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with New York Times correspondent James Risen about the leaks who doesn't think Chinese leaders and others around the globe are all that shocked by the recent leaks.
Every week, more than 2 million listeners tune into our broadcast and follow our digital coverage like this story, which is available to read for free thanks to charitable contributions from listeners like you. But less than 1% of our audience supports our program directly. From now through the end of the year, every gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor, which means your gift will help us unlock a $67,000 challenge match.
Will you join our growing list of loyal supporters and double your impact today?