CNN and other sources are reporting that executives in attendance at Tuesday’s much-hyped meeting with President Obama were disappointed at the lack of meaningful discussion about on-line surveillance activity. The conversation reportedly centered around the President’s much-maligned ObamaCare website.
"We didn't fly across the country for a discussion on HealthCare.gov," groused a representative of one of the fifteen companies represented at the meeting. Earlier this month eight leading tech companies including Yahoo (YHOO) issued a joint letter calling for Global Government Surveillance Reform. The WhiteHouse clearly wanted healthcare front and center in the conversation and apparently got its way.
One of the reasons the executives wanted survellience front and center rather than HealthCare.gov is that the tech problems related to launching a web site are below the pay grade of top tech CEOs. While nationalized healthcare is aRead More »from Tech execs fume over Obama's reluctance to discuss 'Orwellian' NSA spying