Tech Giants Call on #Obama, #Congress to Rein in Internet Spy Programs

Tech Giants Call on Obama, Congress to Rein in Internet Spy Programsfrom In an unusual joint statement, leading Internet companies called Monday for new legal restrictions on government spy programs that the companies view as an increasing threat both to their customers’ privacy and their own business interests. “The U.S. government should take this opportunity to lead this reform effort and make things right,Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement that accompanied an open letter to the president and Congress. The letter was also endorsed by top executives at Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and other Internet giants who are usually fierce competitors.

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