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(CBS) - 8- technology companies including Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter have issued a letter to President Obama asking for reforms in the way the government conducts surveillance. The companies say the balance has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of individuals.  The campaign is not just focused at the U.S. government. It will also target countries around the world.

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