Friday, May 27, 2011

Obama changes his board digital security

The White House announced Thursday, the new composition of the Council of the Communications Security Establishment, which will host the leaders of Twitter now, McAfee and Intel. This body created by Ronald Reagan to advise the President of the United States on issues of network security. Until now, the Council was mainly composed of representatives of providers.

The appointments mark a Barack Obama leaving a major reorganization for publishers of consumer software, like Microsoft, one of whom now sit on the Council. The appointment of Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, comes as the U.S. court hired a showdown with the service around the provision of information on related Twitter accounts to Wikileaks.

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