Several tech companies, including Apple, Facebook and Google are demanding that the U.S. Senate approve and expand National Security Agency reform.
Reform Government Surveillance, a group of tech companies, published an open letter demanding Senate beef up the NSA reform bill that passed the House, according to TechCrunch. The letter wants the Senate to "pass a version of the USA Freedom Act" that would make Internet users comfortable. From the letter:
Unfortunately, the version that just passed the House of Representatives could permit bulk collection of Internet “metadata” (e.g. who you email and who emails you), something that the Administration and Congress said they intended to end. Moreover, while the House bill permits some transparency, it is critical to our customers that the bill allow companies to provide even greater detail about the number and type of government requests they receive for customer information.
Signing the letter are the chief executives of AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Linkedin, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo, TechCrunch reported. The open letter will appear in various publications Thursday.