Tech firms seek to come clean about NSA data requests

Three technology companies are seeking U.S. authorization to reveal details about their role in a National Security Agency surveillance program in response to criticism that they shared private user data with the spy agency. Google broke the silence with a letter calling for more transparency, and Microsoft and Facebook joined the search giant in asking for permission to release a report to users on details about the number of data requests they receive and how they respond to them.

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