President Obama Visiting Silicon Valley Tonight, As Reports Of NSA’s Tech Spying Come To Light

TechCrunch

President Obama’s official schedule indicates that he is currently aboard Air Force One and en route to the San Francisco Bay Area for private events being held tonight with some of Silicon Valley’s most elite players.

The president’s visit comes within hours of massive new revelations about the United States National Security Agency’s reported collection of personal user data from Verizon as well as from the servers of Internet giants including Facebook, Google, Apple, and others (a number of those companies are denying any involvement in providing data.)

The trip to the Bay Area, which will last less than 24 hours and was apparently scheduled long before the NSA news broke, is primarily a fundraising junket (on Friday, President Obama will head to Southern California to meet with the President of China.) Local ABC affiliate KGO reported this morning that the president’s first stop after his plane…

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