Google, Microsoft, Facebook Want to Disclose Security Requests

Three of the largest Internet companies called on the U.S. government to provide greater transparency on national security requests, as they sought to distance themselves from reports that portrayed the companies as willing partners in supplying mass data to security agencies. In similarly worded statements released within hours, Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. all asked the U.S. government for permission to make public the number and scope of data requests each receives from security agencies.