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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Attend White House Summit on Technology

US President Trump created The American Technology Council through an executive order in May to "transition and modernize" government information technology and digital services. Now, according to a new report from Bloomberg, about a dozen tech leaders — including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt and...

The White House Should Say “No Backdoors”: Tim Cook

Tim Cook wants the White House to overrule repeated requests from officials such as FBI director James Comey and defend the use of unbreakable encryption, reports The Intercept, citing two sources. The White House should come out and say “no backdoors,” Cook said. Replying to Tim Cook's request, Attorney General Loretta Lynch outlined her point...

Tim Cook to Attend Meeting with White House Officials Over Online Terrorism Recruitment

Reuters reports that Silicon Valley executives will meet with senior White House officials and US intelligence and law enforcement figures to discuss how to counter the use of social media by militant groups. Invited participants include White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, presidential counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James...

Siri Interrupts Journalist During a Press Conference at the White House [VIDEO]

At a recent press briefing at the White House, Siri decided to interrupt a journalist's question on President Obama’s policy on Iran, while managing to provide a perfectly timed "contextual response”, BusinessInsider reports. Just when a journalist was wrapping up his question, talking about inability to have Congress sign an agreement, Siri chimed in with the familiar “ding...

Check Out the White House Christmas Decorations Shot With an iPhone 6

Brooks Kraft, the photographer who’s been covering the White House for over a decade, has shot this year’s Christmas decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with an iPhone 6 Plus camera. “I’ve covered this event about 10 times before,” he told TIME, while adding that since this has "no real, intrinsic news value", it is a good opportunity to...

White House Testing Samsung / LG Smartphones to Replace BlackBerry

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Samsung / LG smartphones are being tested by the White House's internal technology team, threatening one of the last high-profile strongholds of BlackBerry. While the devices are currently being tested for internal use, the source notes that any implementation of Samsung or LG devices in the White House is still...