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    Tech Companies Launch ReformGovernmentSurveillance.com

    AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined to launch ReformGovernmentSurveillance.com. The companies write that they “believe that it is time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information” and urge reform of government surveillance laws. “Consistent with established global norms of free expression and privacy and with the goals of ensuring that government law enforcement and intelligence efforts are rule-bound, narrowly tailored, transparent, and subject to oversight, we hereby call on governments to endorse the following principles and enact reforms that would put these principles into action,” the companies write.

    Visit the site to learn about the five principles for reform of government surveillance that the companies are advocating and to read their open letter to Washington.

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