Anti-surveillance tech coalition grows

The Hill

A tech industry coalition dedicated to reining in government spying is adding a new member.

Note-taking service Evernote is joining Facebook, Google, Microsoft and six other tech giants as the 10th member of the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, an official told The Hill.

The other members of the coalition are AOL, Apple, Dropbox, LindedIn, Twitter and Yahoo.
The coalition was formally launched in December, in the wake of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations that the NSA was snooping on the online communications of people around the world.

Snowden’s disclosures have caused a dramatic drop-off in global public trust of American companies, which is expected to translate to billions of dollars in lost profits. In response, many companies have focused on legislative reforms to U.S. snooping, and the Reform Government Surveillance coalition is the industry’s most concerted effort on that front.

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