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Apple, Google And Microsoft Urge Congress To End NSA Snooping

Urge to end the mass collection of metadata

Posted by: Neon Nettle  |@Neon Nettle
 on 27th March 2015 @ 10.43am
google  microsoft  apple  facebook and twitter are calling on congress to end the mass collection of metadata which are currently used by nsa © press
Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter are calling on Congress to end the mass collection of metadata which are currently used by NSA

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter are calling on Congress to end the mass collection of metadata which are currently used by agencies such as the NSA to snoop on its citizens. 

Thenextweb.com reports:

The Reform Government Surveillance coalition, made up of 10 major tech companies, is joining with civil society groups and trade associations to urge legislators to introduce greater transparency and accountability around surveillance programs.

The group has addressed a letter [PDF] to President Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and NSA director Admiral Michael Rogers and others, calling for reform ahead of the expiration date of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act in May. It sanctions the bulk collection of communications metadata.

You can add your name to the letter by visiting this page.

The same group of companies previously pushed for the USA Freedom Act in November to curb mass data collection by the NSA, but the vote to proceed failed.

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