Tech groups warn over US online snooping

Leaders at two top tech security firms have warned that American businesses are being hurt by concerns about US online surveillance in Europe and the growing “Balkanisation” of the internet in the wake of Edward Snowden’s disclosures.

“You can feel this Balkanisation starting. It’s going to impact a lot of companies that are trying to do business globally,” said Kevin Mandia, chief operating officer at FireEye and founder of Mandiant, in an onstage interview at a Vanity Fair event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

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