Spy hang-ups: Threatening close relations with NSA, telecoms balk at Obama privacy proposals

  • by: MARCY GORDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 3, 2014 - 1:00 PM

WASHINGTON — When Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants united in outrage last summer over the National Security Agency's unfettered spying, telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint —whose customers are also the targets of secret government spying— remained noticeably mum.

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