Tech firms boost security as they denounce NSA spying

Tech companies say it's time to rein in data-collection practices by the National Security Agency, and that they're revamping security measures to counter government snooping. The push against NSA activity comes amid reports that the agency tapped into communications links for Yahoo and Google data centers. "We have long been concerned about the possibility of this kind of snooping," Google's David Drummond said in a statement. Christopher Soghoian of the American Civil Liberties Union said that "The companies, some more than others, are taking steps to make sure that surveillance without their consent is difficult."

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