A U.S. Senator is questioning why the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved of a controversial cell phone surveillance device that both federal and state law enforcement agencies are using to track suspects, often without court orders to do so.
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Apple, Microsoft, and Google are among 10 top tech companies that this week <a href="http://reformgs.tumblr.com/post/102821955852/open-letter-to-the-us-senate">signed onto a letter</a> backing passage of a bill that would curtail bulk collection of Internet metadata by government agencies.
An industry consortium featuring some of the biggest names in technology – including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Reddit – is urging the Obama Administration to support a major overhaul of laws governing electronic surveillance.