Google, Others Ramp Up Push For Global Spying Reforms

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 9:16 PM EST) -- Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and five other technology giants on Monday stepped up efforts to limit government access to users' data by banding together to push U.S. officials to enact reforms that would rein in recently exposed surveillance activities.

In an open letter to President Barack Obama and members of Congress, Google, Facebook, Apple Inc., AOL Inc., LinkedIn Corp., Microsoft Corp., Twitter Inc. and Yahoo Inc. urged the lawmakers to “take the lead” in making reforms to government surveillance practices worldwide that officials, privacy groups and...
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