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Google Communications and Policy Head Joins Uber; Commerce Exec Leaves for Jawbone

Rachel Whetstone, 48, Google’s SVP of Communications and Policy has left. She has joined Uber in a similar role. The position has been held by David Plouffe, the high-profile former adviser to President Barack Obama, who was hired less than a year ago, at Uber. He has been elevated to the role of chief adviser to the company and its chief executive Travis Kalanick, and will also sit on the board of Uber.

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Home Depot Names CISO from Time Warner

Home Depot, the do-it-yourself retailer that suffered a massive data breach last year, has hired Jamil Farshchi as its first chief information security officer. Farshchi will manage information security, data protection and vulnerability management. Farshchi most recently was CISO at Time Warner where he created a federated, risk-based security program. Prior to Time Warner, he was VP for global information security at Visa where he was responsible for protecting the company’s consumer payment card transactions, among other duties.