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US tech firms ask Congress for surveillance law reforms

Monday 29 May 2017 | 10:37 CET | News
US tech giants including Facebook, Amazon, Google and Cisco have written a letter urging Congress to make changes to the country's internet surveillance law with a view to improving privacy protections and increasing government transparency, reports Reuters. The tech industry and privacy advocates are particularly concerned about Section 702, which allows US intelligence agencies to monitor communications from foreigners and incidentally collect data belonging to Americans that can be searched by analysts without a warrant. "We are writing to express our support for reforms to Section 702

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Companies: Amazon / Cisco / Facebook / Google / Snap / Twitter / Yahoo
Countries: United States
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