Tech firms back restrictions on NSA data collection

Technology executives who have long tried to minimize involvement in politics are pushing for legislation that would limit data collection by the National Security Agency. Six of the biggest U.S. tech firms -- AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo -- sent a letter to congressional leaders endorsing legislation that would end mass collection of data from electronic communications and would create a privacy advocate who would speak for public interests before the secret court that oversees the NSA.

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