Obama Acknowledges Strained Relations With Silicon Valley

The U.S. intelligence firm’s bulk information assortment efforts and the federal authorities’s "sluggish" response have strained the White Residence’s relationship with Silicon Valley, President Barack Obama said on Friday.

Obama said his relationship with Silicon Valley and the tech group has historically been pretty good. Nevertheless the revelations of the Nationwide Security Firm’s mass information assortment by former contractor Edward Snowden "have been truly harmful relating to the assumption between authorities and plenty of of these firms, partially because of the affect it had on their bottom strains."

The president made the remarks in a big-ranging interview with Re/code’s Kara Swisher in Silicon Valley, the place he headlined a main-ever White Residence summit on cyber security factors and was scheduled to attend a Democratic get collectively fundraiser.

See the entire Interview at Re/code.


— Amy Schatz, Re/code
First revealed February 13 2015, 5:01 PM