Several internet companies have struck an agreement with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they have received from them, Reuters reported citing sources familiar with the discussions.
The companies are expected to release details without revealing how many requests originates from a controversial National Security Agency programme that was intended to gather intelligence about non-US residents, the sources added.
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