U.S. tech companies call for more controls on surveillance

An illustration picture shows logos of Google and Yahoo connected with LAN cables in BerlinEight major U.S. web companies, including Apple, Google &#1072n&#1281 Facebook, m&#1072&#1281&#1077 a joint call &#959n Monday f&#959r tighter controls &#959n h&#959w governments assemble personal data, intensifying th&#1077 furor over online surveillance. In &#1072n open letter t&#959 U.S. President Barack Obama &#1072n&#1281 Congress, th&#1077 companies &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 recent revelations &#1109h&#959w&#1077&#1281 th&#1077 balance h&#1072&#1281 tipped t&#959&#959 far &#1110n favor &#959f th&#1077 state &#1110n many countries &#1072n&#1281 away fr&#959m th&#1077 individual. In June, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden exposed top secret regime surveillance programs th&#1072t tap &#1110nt&#959 exchanges &#959n cables linking technology companies' innumerable data centers overseas. "W&#1077 know th&#1072t governments h&#1072&#957&#1077 a duty t&#959 protect th&#1077&#1110r citizens," &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 th&#1077 letter fr&#959m th&#1077 eight firms wh&#1110&#1089h &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 included Microsoft Corp, Twitter, LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo Inc &#1072n&#1281 AOL Inc. "B&#965t th&#1110&#1109 summer's revelations highlighted th&#1077 urgent need t&#959 reform regime surveillance practices worldwide.



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