Skip to comments.Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy
Posted on 03/21/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting peoples privacy.
CEOs from Facebook, Google, Netflix and others spent more than two hours with Obama in the Oval Office discussing their concerns about NSA spying programs, which have drawn outrage from tech companies whose data have been scooped up by the government. Joining Obama and the CEOs were Obamas commerce secretary, homeland security adviser, and counselor John Podesta, whom Obama has tasked with leading a review of privacy and big data.
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His Counselor was present eh? Should any legal matters arise at a later date?
Obama IS our first BOHICA-Anerican President
Obama's reassurance about anything should scare the crap out of anyone with an IQ above room temperature.
obamma in a LIAR!!
i’m sorry, i read the headline and thought it was from the Onion.
Well, I didn’t know, so... :)
This clinches it; we are screwed. Any time that Obummer makes an assurances, it means that something is dreadfully rotten.
Utter bovine excrement. They’re in on it. Known that for years. Smoke and mirrors.
Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy....
“There you go again.” (quoting Ronald Reagan)
There Obama goes again, pretending to smarter than the people he tries, and fails, to fool. I am certain that he privately fantasized that he was their boss throughout the laughable meeting.
I’m sure Obama assuaged their faux concerns. Dog and pony show.
So the little punk Zuckerburg meets with Obama. Oh, do I feel safe now! NOT! Everyone of those “tech geeks” in the meeting work for the government while pretending to be business men who just happen to be computer geniuses and started companies no one else could think of.
Every word out of his mouth has the exact opposite meaning from the one a non-psychopath would expect.
Obama "reassurance" = the kiss of death.
Assurances from this bumbling dork are the kiss of death.
And Obama LAP DOG Marisa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, failed to attend.
She never misses a beat when Obunga wants her at the WH for a Photo Op. in support for his policies.
I guess she has no issues with Yahoo spying on the behalf of this loser.
Just as he hands it over to the UN.
Attention AT&T - Verizon customers Netflix users .
Wondering why all the problems with Netflix streaming?
Netflix users on Verizon and AT&T get raw deal, have little reason for hope
Customers are the victim of stalled negotiations between ISPs and Netflix.
by Jon Brodkin - Mar 29 2014, 7:00am CST
Faster than streaming on Verizon and AT&T.
“Why is Netflix so unreliable?” That’s one of the most common questions asked by Internet users today.
But that question gets asked by customers of some Internet service providers (ISPs) a lot more than customers of others. Netflix’s February rankings show that Google Fiber’s average Netflix speed of 3.74Mbps was more than twice as high as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon, which are the first, second, and fourth biggest broadband providers in the country. Cablevision, Cox, Suddenlink, and Charter beat the biggest ISPs in the national speed rankings too. RCN, a smaller carrier in the Northeast, last year outperformed all opponents in a speed test of just the Boston area.
Verizon CEO confident about getting payments from Netflix, too
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The trend has been a downward one for months on Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T, yet only customers of Comcast have reason to hope it might improve. That’s because Netflix reluctantly agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to its network. Already, Netflix streaming on Comcast improved slightly in February and should continue to get better as more traffic goes over the direct connection between Netflix and Comcast.
But what about Netflix customers stuck with Verizon or AT&T? There’s nothing to do but wait.
For all its complaints about the country’s lack of net neutrality rules, Netflix has shown that it’s willing to pay what it calls ISP “tolls” to secure a better experience for users. But so far it’s only struck a deal with Comcast, and that may be because Comcast wanted to avoid extra scrutiny as it tries to convince the US government that it should be able to purchase Time Warner Cable.
Wedbush Securities wrote that Netflix will have a harder time making deals with ISPs other than Comcast.