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Cisco CEO asks Obama to curtail
surveillance, according to reports

Washington Post, by Katie Zezima

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 5/19/2014 1:19:22 PM

Cisco chief executive John Chambers has sent a letter to President Obama calling for rules ensuring that both the needs of national security and his IT firm´s product integrity are met, according to reports. The Financial Times and Re/code are reporting that Chambers sent a letter dated May 15 to Obama, warning that confidence in an open Internet is being "eroded by revelations of governments´ surveillance" and asking him to create new standards of conduct about how the government collects data. Ars Technica reported last week that a document included in National Security Agency files released with Glenn Greenwald´s new

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/19/2014 3:57:01 PM     (No. 9854532)

Chambers got a reply from the White House several hours before he mailed his letter to Obama.

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