Obama appoints Twitter legal director to privacy role

US President Barack Obama has chosen Twitter's legal director to be the White House's first chief privacy officer, CNET reported.

8th May, 2013

US President Barack Obama has chosen Twitter's legal director to be the White House's first chief privacy officer, CNET reported.

Nicole Wong, who joined Twitter in November, earned the nickname "the Decider" while she was Google's deputy general counsel before Twitter. At Google, she decided issues of free speech and censorship for Google and YouTube. When China blocked access to YouTube she was dispatched to Beijing by the company, for example.

Wong previously was a...

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