"President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.Apple’s Tim Cook, tech executives meet with Barack Obama to talk surveillance - Tony Romm - POLITICO.com
The session, which Obama attended himself, followed a similar gathering earlier this week between top administration officials, tech-industry lobbyists and leading privacy hawks, the sources said. Those earlier, off-the-record discussions centered on the controversy surrounding the NSA as well as commercial privacy issues such as online tracking of consumers."
Friday, August 09, 2013
Apple’s Tim Cook, tech executives meet with Barack Obama to talk surveillance - Tony Romm - POLITICO.com
Somehow "off-the-record" seems non sequitur in this context