hello again

Tag Archives: Obama

Microsoft, Uber execs and MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga named to US cybersecurity panel

The White House released a list of names that US President Barack Obama has appointed to the new Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity panel. The panel was formed earlier this year as part of Obama’s $19bn (£13bn) proposal to boost the US government’s cybersecurity system. The panel includes top members of the tech, intelligence and […]

Obama speech on NSA welcome, but effects remain to be seen: EU official

European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstroem on Friday welcomed a speech made by U.S. President Barack Obama on curbing the activities of the National Security Agency (NSA), saying what that meant in practice was yet to be seen. Malmstroem told participants at the 50th Munich Security Conference that there was a need to […]

Microsoft, Yahoo Upgrades Shows Snowden Won, Obama Failed

  Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden succeeded where PresidentBarack Obama couldn’t — getting Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. to upgrade computer security against hackers. The companies are adopting harder-to-crack code to protect their networks and data, after years of largely rebuffing calls from the White House and privacy advocates to improve security. The new measures come after documents fromSnowden revealed […]