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Obama: Tech companies and government must share threat data

Paul Krill | Feb. 16, 2015
The president emphasises that neither government nor the private sector can tackle the problem alone.

In January, Obama unveiled proposals intended to protect citizens from identity theft and ensure privacy, including measures protecting children from digital marketing. "Shortly after after I took office, I declared that cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country. It's one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation," Obama said last month, citing the Sony attack.

During his brief appearance at the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook cited the importance of privacy. "If those of us in positions of responsibility fail to do everything in our power to protect the right of privacy, we risk something far more valuable than money. We risk our way of life." Technology, though offers tools to avoid these risks, he said.

 

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