‘Now Is the Time': Tech Giants Urge Congress to Move NSA Reform

Google, Apple and different massive names in shopper know-how are imploring Congress to cross a invoice to curb the surveillance powers of the Nationwide Safety Company. Greater than a yr after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked categorized paperwork detailing the breadth of NSA spying powers, the U.S. Senate this week is predicted to start weighing the USA Freedom Act. The invoice sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., would set limits on the majority assortment of People’ Web knowledge. Google, Microsoft, Fb, Apple, Twitter and different tech giants on Sunday despatched an open letter to the Senate imploring it to reform authorities surveillance methods. “Since forming the Reform Authorities Surveillance coalition final yr, our corporations have continued to spend money on strengthening the safety of our providers and growing transparency,” the letter stated. “Now, the Senate has the chance to ship a robust message of change to the world and encourage different nations to undertake comparable protections.”

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First revealed November 17 2014, 12:forty PM