A handful of the big names in the tech world are getting together to lobby the Senate. They want legislation to pass so the NSA’s spying activities would be limited. Some of the big names on the team include Apple, Google and even Microsoft.
These tech giants basically want to push the Senate to act on the issue of the spying activities of the NSA. The spying activities are gunned towards the advance of the Republican take over of the chamber occurring next year. Many members of the republic are in support of the government surveillance programs.
The CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, Gray Shapiro represented the team of tech giants and said that some of the tech group members “have already lost contracts with foreign governments worth millions of dollars.” Hence, in their opinion, the NSA’s control and activities not only hits the country negatively in terms of citizen’s privacy but also economically as well.
The companies are putting in a lot of effort in drafting a Bill to present to Senate on the 18th of November. The Bill is aimed towards preventing the NSA from collecting subscribers’ electronic communications in bulk.
Source: Android Central