Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden succeeded where President Barack Obama couldn’t -- getting Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. to upgrade computer security against hackers.
Working in secret like the programs they’re reviewing, five men with high-level security clearances and ties to President Barack Obama will soon deliver a report that’s likely to reshape U.S. government surveillance.
The congressional supercommittee seeking U.S. budget savings should consider tax-code changes, research investment and airwaves sales as part of a debt- reduction agreement, six technology industry groups said.
Industry groups representing U.S. companies such as Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. said they support a new round of negotiations to expand a 1996 agreement that established free trade in technology goods.