US Tech Giants Call For Restrictions on Surveillance

Reacting to Snowden revelations


The world's leading technology companies have called on the US to impose limits on surveillance after revelations of extensive snooping by the National Security Agency.

AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo said the public's trust in the internet needs to be preserved, and called for more transparency on surveillance practices.

"Reports about government surveillance have shown there is a real need for greater disclosure and new limits on how governments collect information," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement.