Gov’t Says Firms Can Open Up; Obama Defends NSA Programs
SURVEILLANCE—U.S.June 17, 2013
The U.S. government has said that U.S. tech firms may publish government requests for user data but can only do so when combined with state and local government requests. In our continuing coverage of the National Security Administration surveillance program leaks, we look at responses from Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft as well as reactions from President Barack Obama, who has defended the programs, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), who plans to introduce legislation that would curb some government data collection and how one lawsuit could break new legal ground. Editor's Note: Somini Sengupta, of The New York Times, will be a moderator at this week's Navigate event in Portsmouth, NH.