Obama to meet tech executives

2013-12-17 08:40
US President Barack Obama. (SABC, AP)

US President Barack Obama. (SABC, AP)

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Washington - US President Barack Obama will meet executives from leading technology companies like Google and Apple on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the functioning of HealthCare.gov, the White House said.

A White House official said the meeting would cover capacity issues with HealthCare.gov, which has had a rocky rollout since its introduction on 1 October, and how government can better improve the site.

The meeting will include executives such as Apple's CEO Tim Cook, Twitter's Dick Costolo, Google's Eric Schmidt and Faceook's Sheryl Sandberg, among others.

The meeting will also include discussion of the national security and economic impact of the unauthorised intelligence disclosures made by former US spy contractor Edward Snowden.
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