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Apple, Google and others demand NSA spying reform


Eight tech giants have joined forces demanding NSA reform in a “Global Government Surveillance Reform” campaign, including AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo, The Hill reports. The companies have expressed their requests in an open letter to Obama and members of Congress, and listed five governing principles that should be used for surveillance reform on the campaign’s website. The companies ask the government to limit the scope of data collection and surveillance to “specific, known users for lawful purposes,” instead of grabbing data in bulk from Internet communications. The tech giants also demand oversight, accountability and transparency when it comes to governmental spying activities. Furthermore, the companies ask for a free flow of information between countries, as

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