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Tech giants take a stand on NSA surveillance

Tech giants weigh in on NSA surveillance

Eight tech giants took a stand on mass surveillance of the companies' customers in an open letter to the government.

Apple, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, AOL, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn said in full-page ads in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major newspapers that instead of broadly surveilling Internet users, the National Security Agency should limit its investigations to known suspects. The companies also asked that they be allowed to disclose the frequency and nature of government requests for user information.