NSA vs. The World

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While Apple, Google, Microsoft, AOL, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and LinkedIn are often found fighting one another in public battles, this time around, they’ve combined forces against the NSA’s surveillance programs, which were leaked earlier this summer. They’ve all signed a letter to President Obama and Congress pushing for government reform on surveillance based on five principles. Whether it’s a huge PR stunt or a true act of activism, we’re comforted by the fact that this issue hasn’t disappeared off the radar just yet and that the biggest names in tech are becoming involved, but certain absences bring up more questions: Where’s AT&T and Verizon?