U.S. Tech Firms Criticize U.K. Spying Legislation

Leading U.S. technology companies, including Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., roundly criticized proposed U.K. legislation that would expand the British government’s spying powers, according to responses to lawmakers. The tech companies’ strong push back underscores the challenges the British government will have to overcome to make the proposed laws work in practice, even as police and prosecutors welcome the changes.