Tim Cook, tech leaders urge Senate to curb government surveillance




Congress has dropped the ball on surveillance reform, according to Tim Cook and a host of other top tech CEOs throughout the country.

In a full-page ad printed in today’s Washington Times, the tech companies tell the Senate it’s been a year since revelations on the NSA’s over reach were made known to citizens, but Congress has failed to pass a version of the  USA Freedom Act that would restore the confidence of internet users.

Here’s the full ad:

The ad is signed by the CEOs of AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo, all of which also signed a similar letter last November.

In the past 12 months Apple’s privacy policies have been boosted to the delight of privacy rights groups, while Tim Cook has played his role in the campaign by doing video appearance with Brian Williams about the NSA, and even meeting with President Obama to talk about reform.



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