Internet companies in new effort to disclose more on NSA requests
SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Some of the world's biggest Internet companies have increased efforts to disclose more about their forced cooperation with US spy agencies, and Google Inc asked a court to hold what would be unprecedented public oral arguments.
Google Inc, Facebook Inc and others on Monday met with a panel established by the White House to review the sweeping domestic surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden, a former contractor at the National Security Agency.
Separately, Google asked the secret court that approves spying requests for a public hearing on their quest to reveal how many orders the company complies with.
Facebook and Yahoo Inc made their own first filings on Monday seeking the ability to disclose more about the orders following Google and Microsoft Corp filings in June.