Following news that the National Security Agency (NSA) was tapping into Yahoo and Google data centers, a coalition of tech companies is calling on Congress for restrictions on government surveillance, MediaPost reports. Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and AOL have asked for “substantial enhancements to privacy protections and appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms.” Meanwhile, a U.S. senator and privacy advocates are raising concerns that a bill introduced last week to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would give the NSA permission to collect massive amounts of not only Americans’ phone records, but e-mails as well.
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