President Obama on Tuesday is meeting with executives from leading technology companies to discuss the impact of "unauthorized intelligence disclosures" on national security and the economy, according to a White House official. The president and the executives will also discuss the status of HealthCare.gov, government information technology, and ways the administration can partner with the tech sector to stimulate the economy and improve economic mobility.
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The meeting will come one day after a federal judge ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records is unconstitutional. A week earlier, eight of the companies who will be represented at Tuesday's meetingpublished an open letter, calling for the U.S. to take the lead in reforming government surveillance activities. Mr. Obama has promised to make changes to the nation's surveillance activities, and on Friday, a presidential task force sent the White House several recommendations on intelligence gathering and surveillance that are supposed to be made public before the year is up.
Specifically, Mr. Obama is meeting Tuesday with Apple CEO Tim Cook, CEO, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, Salesforce's Chief Legal Officer Burke Norton, Zynga founder Mark Pincus, Sherpa Global Co-CEO Shervin Pishevar, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, LinkedIn General Counsel Erika Rottenberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Microsoft Executive Vice President Brad Smith, and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson.