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Feb 15, 2015

While Obama talks cyber security, his hotel’s computer system fails

By Jeff Mason

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) – It may not have been a hacking, but a computer outage at the hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama resided this week could not have come at a more inconvenient time.

The president flew to San Francisco on Thursday to preach the benefits of better corporate cybersecurity practices. The entire two days he was in town, the computer system at his upscale hotel, The Fairmont, was down.

Feb 14, 2015

Obama urges execs to cooperate more against cyberattacks

, Feb 13 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
asked U.S. executives on Friday for closer cooperation in
defending against hackers after high-profile attacks on
companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in
America’s cyber defenses.

Speaking at Stanford University, Obama told Silicon Valley
and financial services CEOs that they needed to share more
information more quickly both with each other and with his
administration.

Feb 13, 2015

Obama urges executives to cooperate more against cyberattacks

By Jeff Mason and Joseph Menn

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama asked U.S. executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks on companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in America’s cyber defenses.

Speaking at Stanford University, Obama told Silicon Valley and financial services CEOs that they needed to share more information more quickly both with each other and with his administration.

Feb 13, 2015

Obama asks Silicon Valley to cooperate more against cyberattacks

, Feb 13 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
asked tech industry executives on Friday for closer cooperation
in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks against
companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in
America’s cyber defenses.

Speaking at Stanford University, Obama told Silicon Valley
executives they needed to share more information both with each
other and with his administration.

Feb 13, 2015
Feb 13, 2015

Obama heads to Silicon Valley to discuss hacking threats with CEOs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet with chief executive officers on Friday at a summit in Silicon Valley held by the White House that aims to build support for beefing up cyber security laws in the wake of massive hacks at Target Corp (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research), Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) and Anthem Inc (ANTM.N: Quote, Profile, Research).

Obama will make the case that the private sector and government need to do more to share data about cyber threats in a speech before a crowd of more than 1,000 people from corporations as well as privacy and civil liberties advocates.

Feb 13, 2015
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 11, 2015

American hostage Mueller’s family, U.S. government say she is dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. aid worker Kayla Mueller, held hostage by Islamic State militants for 18 months, is dead, her family said on Tuesday, but the circumstances were unclear and President Barack Obama vowed to hunt down the culprits.

Mueller’s family received an email and photograph over the weekend from her captors that enabled American intelligence to determine that she had been killed, U.S. officials said.

Feb 10, 2015
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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