President Obama Meets With Tech CEOs for 'Honest Talk' About NSA

President Barack ObamaFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a handful of other CEOs had an “honest talk” with President Obama Friday afternoon at a hastily arranged meeting to discuss Silicon Valley’s continued unhappiness with U.S. government surveillance practices. White House officials characterized the meeting as a “continued dialogue” on the surveillance issue, but it appeared to be a direct reaction to a blistering post the Facebook co-founder published last week criticizing the administration’s efforts thus far to change the National Security Agency’s data collection practices. Zuckerberg “brought his concerns about government surveillance directly to the president today” and the CEOs had “an honest talk about government intrusion on the Internet and the toll it is taking on people’s confidence in a free and open Internet,” a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement after the meeting. Read the full story at re/code.