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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Information Technology And Innovation Foundation
Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direction, but chided him for not embracing more dramatic reforms to protect people's privacy and the economic interests of American companies that generate most of their revenue overseas.
Revelations about the National Security Agency’s monitoring of online communications have damaged the U.S. economy so badly that Americans should "be in the street with pitchforks," according to a senator leading the effort to reform federal surveillance laws.
The illegal downloading and sharing on the Internet of copyrighted material such as pirated movies, music and games accounts for almost one-quarter of all global traffic on the World Wide Web, according to a new study.