Twitter says it wants to give users greater insight on government surveillance requests and is considering legal action. "Allowing Twitter, or any other similarly situated company, to only disclose national security requests within an overly broad range seriously undermines the objective of transparency," Twitter's Jeremy Kessel wrote in a blog post. Separately, more than 4,000 websites and groups will participate in a protest event next week against National Security Agency surveillance programs, in an effort to win passage of the USA Freedom Act.

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