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Tech Vendors Demand Reform of Government Surveillance

In an open letter publicly posted on a new Web domain, titled "Reform Government Surveillance," AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo have joined together to ask for changes to current laws and practices around surveillance.

The tech vendors have outlined five key principles that they want to see reformed. They include placing new limits on the government's authority to collect users' information, adding more oversight and accountability, and improving transparency over government data requests. The final two principles are about respecting the free flow of information and avoiding conflicts across government jurisdictions.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Tech Giants Say No More to Gov't Snooping as New Allegations Emerge

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.