ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) – Former National Security Agency director Mike McConnell, who now works for defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, said people employed to sift through classified government data should not have solo access to the information.
McConnell, a Booz Allen vice chairman, was making one of his first public comments since former U.S. spy agency contractor and Booz Allen employee Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s top-secret monitoring of phone and internet data.
ASPEN/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Al Jazeera America has hired hundreds of journalists and finalized parts of its programming schedule, as it moves ahead with its plan to create a mainstream U.S. cable news channel that aims to compete with dominant networks like CNN and Fox.
The network, with headquarters in New York City, has already hired about 650 employees in the United States as it gears up for a late-August launch, said Ehab Al Shihabi, the executive director of international operations.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc> Chief Executive Tim Cook’s one-time stock award worth over $413 million as of Friday is now partly subject to the performance of the shares, a move that followed discussions with the company’s largest shareholders.
Cook, who has presided over a 42 percent drop in Apple’s share price since it touched a high of $705 in September, approached the board to impose a performance criteria on his yet-to-be-vested stocks, according to a filing on Friday.