Obama to meet with tech CEOs amid NSA concerns

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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 5:04 pm | Updated: 6:09 pm, Mon Dec 16, 2013.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple.

The White House says the meeting will focus on efforts to repair the Obama administration's HealthCare.gov website and reforming government information technology. Leaks related to National Security Agency's surveillance programs are also on the agenda. Obama will also discuss ways government and tech can partner to grow the economy.

A number of the companies attending, including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook, are urging Obama to curb surveillance programs after the extent of the information the U.S. collects through their systems was revealed. Several companies are introducing more encryption technology to shield users' data from government spies and other prying eyes.

CEOs from Netflix, Comcast, LinkedIn, Etsy and AT&T will also join Tuesday's session.

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