Tagged with: Barack Obama

Obama: Government Can Exploit Internet Flaws for National Security

Obama: Government Can Exploit Internet Flaws for National Security

Stepping into a heated debate within the nation’s intelligence agencies, President Obama has decided that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in Internet security, it should — in most circumstances — reveal them to assure that they will be fixed, rather than keep mum so that the flaws can be used ...

The White House Isn’t Happy That Samsung Used Obama’s Selfie as an Ad

The White House Isn’t Happy That Samsung Used Obama’s Selfie as an Ad

Did you catch the selfie that the Red Sox's David Ortiz took with President Barack Obama? That was a great instance of cultural zeitgeist, wasn't it? However, Samsung also has a deal with Ortiz that let it use the shot (taken with a Galaxy Note 3) in a Twitter ad -- and the White House isn't very happy. The administration ...

Here’s How the NSA Will Collect Phone Data Under Obama’s New Plan

Here’s How the NSA Will Collect Phone Data Under Obama’s New Plan

One of the key points in the “fact sheet” that the White House published about its plan to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone record data is that while the NSA will no longer have possession of phone data, it will still have access to it. Under the newly proposed program, the White House document notes, the NSA ...

President Obama Announces Plan to Reform for NSA Data Collection

President Obama Announces Plan to Reform for NSA Data Collection

President Barack Obama has officially announced his plan to reform the National Security Agency's collection of phone records. Under his new proposal, the agency would no longer keep a database holding a large percentage of all American call records. Instead, phone companies like AT&T and Verizon would keep them for the ...

President Obama to Propose an End to NSA’s Bulk Data Collection

President Obama to Propose an End to NSA’s Bulk Data Collection

The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a legislative proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency’s once-secret bulk phone records program in a way that — if approved by Congress — would end the aspect that has most alarmed privacy advocates since its existence was leaked last year, ...

President Obama Meets With Tech CEOs for ‘Honest Talk’ About NSA

President Obama Meets With Tech CEOs for ‘Honest Talk’ About NSA

Facebook 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” ...

President Obama Joins Question-and-Answer Service Quora

President Obama Joins Question-and-Answer Service Quora

Question-and-answer service Quora has begun rolling out verified profiles for public figures, with President Barack Obama signing up as the first user to receive a blue checkmark. Obama has taken to Quora to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act ahead of the March 31 enrollment deadline. On-boarding the president ...

President Obama May Dump His BlackBerry for an Android

President Obama May Dump His BlackBerry for an Android

The White House is testing smartphones from Samsung and LG Electronics for internal use, a person familiar with the matter said, threatening one of the last and most high-profile strongholds of BlackBerry. The devices are being tested by the White House's internal technology team and the White House Communications Agency, a ...

Mark Zuckerberg Called President Obama to Talk About Privacy and Security

Mark Zuckerberg Called President Obama to Talk About Privacy and Security

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the first name that comes to mind as a champion of privacy. But the seemingly endless revelations of NSA surveillance programs has inspired Facebook’s founder to call up no less than President Obama himself to defend his users from government intrusion. On Thursday Zuckerberg posted a statement on ...

Barack Obama on FunnyOrDie’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Yields Huge Healthcare.gov Turnout

Barack Obama on FunnyOrDie’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Yields Huge Healthcare.gov Turnout

President Obama’s somewhat testy but endlessly hilarious Between Two Ferns clip with Zach Galifianakis is storming the Internet on Tuesday, racking up more than 3 million views in just a few hours. Even more, it appears that the president’s gambit — looking a little silly — was worth it to reach a core demographic ...