U.S. lawmakers want tech companies including Google, Twitter and Facebook to report terrorist activity on their networks. A Facebook exec says spotting that kind of thing is “subjective and requires an incredible amount of context.”
Since Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor, revealed the extent of U.S. electronic surveillance, government and technology companies are under pressure over access to users’ online communication. Congress is now raising the stakes. Look for a Senate debate on the idea later this year.