Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:01 UTC

President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.

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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sat 10th Aug 2013 08:26 UTC
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Yeah, right ... because putting Tim Cook with Vint Cert in a same room, on a same meeting is such a great idea!

Vint: "we need to stop surveilling people. Openness is the key, that's how I created the base for the internet we know today"

Cook: "our sales drop because of this 'surveillance' thing. We should do something".


Of course, it's a talk that never happened, but you oget the point.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by Soulbender on Sat 10th Aug 2013 15:56 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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Yeah, because working towards the same goals, albeit for different reasons, is entirely unheard of....

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Sun 11th Aug 2013 08:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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Common goals, different objectives and motivations. I mean, come on ... do you really believe they have the same objective? Vint Cerf ... does this ring a bell for you? This guy is NOT about money as much as Cook is.

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