Tech giants ask government to limit spying
December 10 , 2013
Tech competitors such as Google and Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter have united to get rid of a common problem: The NSA spying.
The group has come together and detailed their ideas in an open letter to Obama and Congress, which has been published in national newspapers. The companies have also posted the ideas on a website called Reform Government Surveillance. "The NSA mass-surveillance programs exist for a simple reason: cooperation with the tech and telecom companies," an activist said. He mentioned that reform cannot be avoided if the tech giants don't want to cooperate.
The companies have outlined reform principles, which include the government limiting surveillance only to specific users rather than collecting mass data.