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President Obama warns tech sector to solve encryption issue before Congress does

Speaking at SXSW in Austin, Texas, President Barack Obama warned that the tech community should find a solution to the problem of encryption before Congress passes something less desirable.

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President Obama's first personal tweet sent from his iPhone

U.S. President Barack Obama just sent his first tweet, from his first personal account, and he did it from his iPhone.

The President's new account is as personal as anything named after an office can be — @potus, an acronym for President of the United States. But it's an account that will have tweets posted exclusively by the President, which is different than the long-running, team run, @BarackObama account. The interesting thing for all of us here, of course, isn't so much the first tweet as the first Twitter client: Twitter for iPhone.

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Apple's Tim Cook, other tech leaders meet with U.S. President Obama, discuss NSA spying concerns

U.S. President Barack Obama met with Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, as well as AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf (no Larry Page or Eric Schmidt?), as well as other leading technologists, civil libertarians, and concerned parties regarding the recent controversy surrounding NSA spying on citizens via the services they use. The meeting was held behind closed doors, but Tony Romm and Michelle Quinn share the following on Politico:

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U.S. State of the Union highlights Apple manufacturing coming back to America

During his annual State of the Union speech last night, U.S. president Barack Obama highlighted Apple's intent to bring some Mac computer manufacturing back to America.

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President Obama tries out Sphero, the iPhone controlled rolling robot

During a visit to Boulder, Colorado and Colorado University, U.S. President Barack Obama had the chance to test drive a Sphero -- an iPhone controlled rolling robot. Obama first watches the Sphero roll around, remarking "how cool is that, you can make the ball do all kinds of stuff", before taking the iPhone and taking control of the robot himself. Surrounded by Secret Service -- and co-eds -- the President of the United States gave it a whirl, seemed to enjoy himself, and complimented the inventor, a Boulder native.

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President Obama got his iPad "a little bit early"... and directly from Steve Jobs

In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, President Obama revealed some well placed connections managed to get him his iPad sooner than most.

"Steve Jobs actually gave it to me, a little bit early," the president said.

Obama used his early-access iPad to read newspapers that he previously read in print, along with skimming blog posts and other content on the tablet. He did mention, however, that he never comments on the blogs he reads because he has more important things to take care of.

Wouldn't it be cool if he hit TiPb while perusing the blogosphere?

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