Top Silicon Valley CEOs pressed President Barack Obama behind closed doors Tuesday to “move aggressively” on reforming electronic surveillance practices by the National Security Agency.
The executives — including top executives from Apple, Twitter, Netflix, Google, Facebook and Yahoo — met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
"We appreciated the opportunity to share directly with the President our principles on government surveillance that we released last week and we urge him to move aggressively on reform,” they said in a brief group statement.
Notably, that release did not include much of what the White House had said would be on the agenda — including efforts to get the federal Obamacare website working smoothly, federal information-technology improvements, boosting the economy and fighting income inequality.
Instead, they zeroed in on their biggest source of frustration with the White House: the unprecedented electronic spying on Americans and people overseas who areRead More »from Tech CEOs to Obama: ‘Move aggressively’ on spying reform