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US tech companies call on Senate to strengthen NSA reforms

Thursday 5 June 2014 | 10:09 CET | News
Microsoft has called on the US government to end the bulk collection of phone records, as part of surveillance activities by the National Security Agency. The software giant also wants the government to commit to not hacking data centres or communications cables. The call came in a blog posting by Brad Smith, Microsoft's chief legal counsel, made a year after the revelations by former government contracter Edward Snowden of wide-scale communications surveillance by the NSA. Microsoft reiterated that it had never received an order from the government for bulk collection of internet data, but

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