WASHINGTON • President Barack Obama has met with executives from tech companies including Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc. about concerns stemming from the disclosure of sweeping government surveillance programs.
The White House says the Thursday meeting was part of an ongoing effort to engage on privacy issues and the proper balance with national security in the digital age. Privacy groups also attended the meeting, which wasn't on Obama's public schedule.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Apple CEO Tim Cook attended, as did Google executive Vint Cerf. Civil liberties groups including Public Knowledge and the Center for Democracy and Technology were also invited.