Feds reach deal with U.S. Internet giants over data disclosure

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Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The U.S. government has reached an agreement with
leading Internet companies that would allow them to reveal more details about online
data collected by government agencies. The deal marked the latest move aimed at
easing public distrust of the controversial surveillance programs of the U.S. National
Security Agency (NSA).

The agreement would allow Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo to
disclose more aggregate information about how many information requests they
received from the government and how many customer accounts had been affected
under NSA’s mass surveillance programs, the U.S. Justice Department said.
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