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House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

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Photo: Conservativedailynews.com Amidst the media’s Boston Marathon suspect screwup, the D.C. ricin scares, and the Senate’s rejection of gun background checks, one bit of news quietly slipped through: the House of Representatives passed CISPA, the cyber security bill that tackles the government’s ability to monitor personal information users give to...
House Passes CISPA, Jumpstarting Cyber Privacy Debate All Over Again

Obama's Convention Speech Breaks Political Twitter Record With 52,000 Tweets Per Minute

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Twitter records were broken last night as Barack Obama took to the stage in Charlotte to accept the Democrats' nomination as their candidate for the upcoming presidential election. An average of 52,000 tweets were sent each minute during his speech. But then, what do you expect from a politician who,...
Obama's Convention Speech Breaks Political Twitter Record With 52,000 Tweets Per Minute
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It
SoundCloud's size does matter, but it's not the only metric to watch

In Facebook And Twitter On Election Night, A Study Of Contrasts (FB)

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In declaring victory in yesterday's election, President Barack Obama just gave us a fascinating case study in how Twitter and Facebook are doing. As the networks called the election in his favor, his social media operatives posted identical messages at virtually the same time to Facebook and Twitter: the words...
In Facebook And Twitter On Election Night, A Study Of Contrasts (FB)

Report: CACI provides 'neutered' iPads to US government

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Government contractor and security firm CACI International has modified thousands of iPads so that they meet US government security requirements, according to CACI CEO Dan Allen. The Arlington, VA company secures the devices by physically altering the hardware, rather than through software modifications. Federal iPad users include President Barack Obama,...
Report: CACI provides 'neutered' iPads to US government

Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

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"Four More Years" becomes the most popular tweet, knocking legendary philosopher Justin Bieber off the top spot. Barack Obama has won a second term. Giving an eloquent victory speech in front of his supporters in Chicago, the president paid tribute to his rival, Mitt Romney, and, with it, put...
Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

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Unless you spend a lot of time on Reddit, the discussion-forum community that more or less took over after Digg sank beneath the waves, you may have missed the latest storm of controversy over content posted on the site’s various “sub-Reddits” or topic pages. Although Reddit has played host to...
Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

President Obama: If Congress won't act on climate change, I will

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President Barack Obama urged Congress to adopt market-based solutions to fight climate change in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, and asked Congress to consider options like the clean energy and climate bill that John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on a few years ago. But the...
President Obama: If Congress won't act on climate change, I will

Nate Silver Picks the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl (Awaiting Karl Rove Guess)

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Nate Silver, the famous poll expert for the New York Times who correctly called the U.S. presidential election for Barack Obama, has really gone out on a limb today, prognosticating that the San Francisco 49ers will likely win the Super Bowl. “The reasons that exceptional defenses fare so much...
Nate Silver Picks the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl (Awaiting Karl Rove Guess)

President Obama calls for STEM immigration reform, nudging Congress to return to the issue

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Today in his inaugural address, freshly reelected President Barack Obama took time to call for immigration reform, especially noting the need for rule changes to better accommodate those with upper-tier educations and high-tech skills. The so-called ‘STEM’ visa issue – STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - is something that was knocked...
President Obama calls for STEM immigration reform, nudging Congress to return to the issue

TNW's Daily Dose: iTunes 11 arrives, new iDevices hitting China, and Branson is a LinkedIn star

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We’re a bit Apple-heavy today! Apple’s delayed iTunes 11 finally launches, China gets the iPad mini, 4th gen iPad and iPhone 5 next month, and Richard Branson is the first LinkedIn ‘thought leader’ to 1 million followers. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every...
TNW's Daily Dose: iTunes 11 arrives, new iDevices hitting China, and Branson is a LinkedIn star

Big data politics: Why you can't outrun campaigns by avoiding the TV

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If you think you can avoid the ceaseless barrage of political ads by merely avoiding the television at all costs and keeping your telephone silenced, think again. Politicians and their campaign managers know you too well, and they know you have to consume content somewhere. They’ll be damned if they’ll...
Big data politics: Why you can't outrun campaigns by avoiding the TV
Why You Have To Pay A Ridiculous Amount Of Money For Slow Internet (TWC, VZW, T)

AP Twitter hack causes panic on Wall Street and sends Dow plunging

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Market recovers after hackers tweeted from the official AP feed that two explosions had hit the White HouseWall Street collided with social media on Tuesday when a false tweet from a trusted news organization sent the sent the US stock market into freefall.The 143-point fall in the Down Jones industrial...
AP Twitter hack causes panic on Wall Street and sends Dow plunging
Facebook teams with CNN for 2012 presidential election coverage

AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

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In an alarming false tweet Tuesday, the Associated Press claimed that President Barack Obama had been injured in explosions at the White House:  Within minutes, AP Corporate Communications reported that the tweet was false. That is a bogus @ap tweet. -- AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) April 23, 2013 The AP later...
AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

Boston blasts show two sides of social media

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Twitter users reacted fast to the explosions that ripped through the Boston Marathon Monday, but the incident also revealed how social media can only be so reliable in such situations.Twitter spread news of the blasts quickly and was a useful communications tool for public authorities such as the Boston...
Boston blasts show two sides of social media

Beat up Obama, Romney in 'Infinity Blade' creator's new political game

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The next game from the creators of Infinity Blade will allow players to assume the role of a cartoon Barack Obama or Mitt Romney and beat up their opponent in a political debate using weapons, not words. The free iOS game Vote!!! awards players with a score that can...
Beat up Obama, Romney in 'Infinity Blade' creator's new political game

Smartphone and tablet users helped Obama win

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Smartphone and tablet users helped both presidential candidates raise funds and support in 2012, while mobile computing contributed directly to President Barack Obama's edge in Tuesday's presidential election....
Smartphone and tablet users helped Obama win
White House voices support for cellphone unlocking petition in formal response

Clouds ruin GeoEye's satellite image of inauguration

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Hoping to see a space shot of President Barack Obama's inauguration? Unfortunately, the weather ruined any opportunity at a good image, but astronauts snapped some relevant pictures to whet your whistle. [Read more]...
Clouds ruin GeoEye's satellite image of inauguration
See President Obama's inaugural weekend from space

Barack Obama's 'four more years' tweet most popular ever

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Barack Obama's social media campaign was highlighted during US election night, with one of his tweets proclaiming "Four more years" becoming the most popular ever....
Barack Obama's 'four more years' tweet most popular ever

Most Eligible Bachelors And Bachelorettes In Tech

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They're smart. They're attractive. They're powerful. And, wait for it, they're single. These bachelors and bachelorettes have it all--and people are undoubtedly lining up to meet them.  As a rule of thumb, we're defining bachelors and bachelorettes as anyone who is not yet married.  That means there is still time to...
Most Eligible Bachelors And Bachelorettes In Tech
Netflix bill passes Senate, users are one step closer to sharing straight to Facebook

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Biobot, Nintendo Power Glove and an inflatable bathroom bubble

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week President Barack Obama set the tone for the coming year in his 2013 State of the Union address, which advocated 3D printing...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Biobot, Nintendo Power Glove and an inflatable bathroom bubble

Obama administration expands open data access

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration.A new open data policy, released along with the executive order Thursday, calls information a "valuable national asset" with value that multiples...
Obama administration expands open data access

Obama administration pushes open data in executive order

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration....
Obama administration pushes open data in executive order

BILLIONAIRE J.K. ROWLING: Here's Why I Didn't Leave The UK Even Though We Have High Taxes

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One of the main talking points of those who argue that we need to cut taxes for rich people is that rich people will leave the country if we don't. Why will rich people leave? Because unlike all the irresponsible deadbeats who don't pay much in taxes, the story goes,...
BILLIONAIRE J.K. ROWLING: Here's Why I Didn't Leave The UK Even Though We Have High Taxes
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