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Internet giants renew efforts to reveal NSA spying

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Reuters: Google and other big Internet players are asking courts to allow public discussion of their mandated cooperation with the U.S. spy agencies.

Google Inc, Facebook Inc and others met with a panel established by the White House to review the sweeping domestic surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden, a former contractor at the National Security Agency.

Separately, Google asked the secret court that approves spying requests for a public hearing on their quest to reveal how many orders the company complies with. Facebook and Yahoo Inc made their own first filings on Monday seeking the ability to disclose more about the orders following Google and Microsoft Corp filings in June.

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