Google, Facebook Add NSA Spying Issues To Lobbying Efforts

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT) -- Facing intense scrutiny over their involvement in the National Security Agency's surveillance efforts, lobbying veterans Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. as well as newcomer Twitter Inc. are actively seeking to influence federal lawmakers' attempts to limit the government's spying authority, according to disclosures released Tuesday.

In their third-quarter lobbying disclosure filings, the three companies for the first time all identified issues related to surveillance carried out by the NSA under national security orders and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as one of their main lobbying activities....
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