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Don't take an absolutist view on privacy, says Obama

Mr Obama at SXSW in Austin, Texas, ostensibly to open a "pipeline" of programmers, developers and other tech whiz kids to enter government service. "We need you," he tells the young and liberal crowd of 2,100 after geting a rockstar welcome.

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US PRESIDENT Barack Obama made a pilgrimage on Friday to SXSW - the tech world's Davos and Woodstock rolled into one - making a government recruitment pitch even as he fanned a row over encryption.

Mr Obama travelled to Austin, Texas, ostensibly to open a "pipeline"...

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