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(Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) President Obama plans to meet with a select group of technology CEOs on Friday to discuss "issues of privacy, technology, and intelligence," a White House official told Politico . A full list of chief executives was not made available by the White House, but industry sources told Politico that Google, Facebook, and Yahoo had been invited to the meeting. CNET has contacted those companies for comment on their participation and will update this report when we learn more. It's the second such meeting Obama has held with Silicon Valley executives in private student loan forgiveness Obama recent months over the controversial US electronic surveillance programs. During a meeting in December with the president over ways to improve the beleaguered Healthcare.gov Web site, a congregation that included Apple CEO Tim Cook, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo urged the president to move swiftly on reforming the federal government's surveillance programs. Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57620683-38/obama-to-meet-again-with-tech-leaders-again-over-surveillance/

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But Russia must know that further escalation will only isolate it further from the international community, Obama said in a brief statement on the White House South Lawn . For now, the measures target Putins inner circle and stop well short of the kind of sanctions that have crippled Irans economy. Those would be triggered only by a wider military incursion, and Russian troops remain massed on Ukraines eastern and southern borders. And although Putin has said Russia has no further territorial designs on Ukraine, he has proved indifferent to Western threats. Russia promptly retaliated by banning nine U.S. Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-expands-sanctions-against-top-aides-associates-of-putin-over-annexation-of-crimea/2014/03/20/ad5166f8-b04d-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html

Obama expands U.S. sanctions on Russians over Crimea annexation

A Treasury Department statement said it is the personal bank for senior officials of the Russian government, including Putin's inner circle. St. Petersburg-based Bank Rossiya is chaired and partly owned by Yuri Kovalchuk, a close adviser to Putin. Kovalchuk, whose association with Putin dates back to the early 1990s, was among the 20 individuals targeted for sanctions. The bank will be "frozen out of the dollar," a senior Obama administration official said. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/20/us-ukraine-crisis-obama-idUSBREA2J1ER20140320?feedType=RSS