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Apple, Alphabet, Meta push back against US spy law

Wednesday March 22, 2023. 07:31 PM , from AppleInsider
Apple, Alphabet, and Meta are lobbying to curtail a tool that grants intelligence agencies the right to collect and view the personal information of American citizens.Big Tech seeks to change the way Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) works before Congress attempts to renew the law before the year's end. Specifically, Section 702 allows government agencies to demand data — such as phone records, texts, and emails — from companies for national security investigations.While intelligence agencies say Section 702 is an essential tool to fight terrorism, U.S. officials have acknowledged that there have been 'compliance incidents' over how it's been used to obtain information, Bloomberg points out. Read more...
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