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Obama Will Nominate Former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Announcement expected today

President Obama has chosen former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as his new secretary of veterans affairs, according to White House officials cited by The Washington Post. The decision follows a report on…

June 30, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT

How Between Two Ferns Landed Obama Zach Galifianakis never thought he’d interview the president

The Originator Award Programming - Gold Rumpled comedian turned movie star Zach Galifianakis couldn’t believe his good fortune—seriously, he couldn’t grasp it. After being ushered through the White House gates this spring, he…

June 22, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

White House Worried About Use of Big Data to Discriminate Report on privacy due out this week

The White House report on big data and privacy, due out this week, will call out the potential use of big data as a way to discriminate or take advantage…

April 28, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

White House Privacy Survey Falls Short of Its Purpose Research experts say questions are overly broad

A White House survey that asks consumers for their opinion about big data and privacy may yield a few political talking points but not much meaningful or useful data, experts…

March 24, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

Advertisers Give White House Meeting High Marks Participants say government wants to preserve data-driven economy

It's not often that advertisers walk out of a meeting with government officials and have good things to say about the experience. But that was the reaction from many of…

March 14, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

Advertising Community Heads to the White House to Talk Big Data and Privacy GroupM's John Montgomery on what he plans to say

GroupM's John Montgomery is headed for the White House this afternoon along with about 20 others in the Internet advertising business, including Dick O'Brien of the 4A's and the IAB's…

March 13, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

Groups Try to Jump-Start Privacy Legislation Letter sent on two-year anniversary of administration's privacy bill of rights recommendation

Two years ago, President Obama announced a commitment to establish a consumer privacy bill of rights. Two years later, a coalition of more than two dozen privacy and consumer organization…

February 24, 2014, 4:41 PM EST

White House Pushes Forward on Combatting Patent Trolls Calls on Congress to finish the job

Following up on the President's pledge to combat patent trolls, the White House plans to announce Thursday afternoon additional executive actions and call on Congress "to finish the job." Details of…

February 20, 2014, 1:12 PM EST

Obama Promotes Patent Reform in State of the Union Draws lots of cheers from audience

If you blinked, you might have missed President Obama's flyby support in his State of the Union for legislation to stop abusive patent troll practices. It amounted to one sentence…

January 29, 2014, 8:45 AM EST

Corporate Big Data Gets Wrapped Up in Obama Speech on Government Surveillance Industry on the defense and on notice

President Obama's highly anticipated speech on government surveillance practices also took aim at commercial data practices, putting the data-driven marketing industry on notice. "Corporations of all shapes and sizes track what…

January 17, 2014, 4:41 PM EST

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