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Hillary Clinton Helps Silicon Valley on Her Way Out the Door

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The Alliance for an Affordable Internet, backed by the State Department and Silicon Valley, aims to bring easier Internet access to Africa...
Hillary Clinton Helps Silicon Valley on Her Way Out the Door

Alec Ross on the web, democracy and the US

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This week on Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski, Guardian technology editor Charles Arthur discusses Microsoft's release of Windows 8 and the storm-delayed Google launch of Android updates and the next generation of Nexus devices.Aleks talks to Alec Ross, senior adviser for innovation for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Alec...
Alec Ross on the web, democracy and the US

Smothering over censorship: How China’s Sina Weibo is getting clever with sensitive topics

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It’s no surprise to find a story about censorship coming out of China. In attempts to control information and sentiment, China is one of the strictest countries to monitor and block websites, keywords and networks. Blocking a particular site or network is a heavy-handed way of stopping citizens from accessing...
Smothering over censorship: How China’s Sina Weibo is getting clever with sensitive topics

No joke: Karzai threatens to join the Taliban

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has slammed Western backers for the second time in a week, accusing the United States of interference, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.In a private meeting with up to 70 Afghan lawmakers Saturday, Karzai also warned that the Taliban insurgency could become a legitimate resistance movement...
No joke: Karzai threatens to join the Taliban
Future Members Of The League Of Extraordinary Women? Meet 3 Teenage Techies From The Middle East

Fearmongering Around 'Cyber' Threats Puts Internet Openness At Risk

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Susan Crawford has an intriguing column over at Bloomberg where she notes that the ongoing effort by politicians to fearmonger around the idea of "cybersecurity" and "cyberwar," is a lot more problematic than just a sneaky way to do away with basic privacy protections. Instead, she argues, it's going to...
Fearmongering Around 'Cyber' Threats Puts Internet Openness At Risk

Chen Guangcheng can apply to study abroad, China says

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Hillary Clinton says progress is being made as Chinese foreign ministry hints at resolution to diplomatic crisisHopes of a resolution to the standoff over the activist Chen Guangcheng's future have been bolstered after the Chinese foreign ministry issued a statement saying he can apply to study abroad.A state news agency...
Chen Guangcheng can apply to study abroad, China says

Microsoft Assembling "SWAT Team" to Boost Bing

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Microsoft tapped former Clinton advisor and PR maven Mark Penn last week to lead a "SWAT team" focused on bolstering Microsoft's consumer initiatives. The first target? Bing, Microsoft's search engine. According to Microsoft, Penn will lead a "cross-functional team focused on consumer initiatives and will draw on his experience in...
Microsoft Assembling "SWAT Team" to Boost Bing
Propaganda 2.0: Why Israel and Hamas are fighting a war with rockets and tweets

The White House creates a new Twitter account for Michelle Obama and all the future First Ladies

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First Lady Michelle Obama has joined Twitter again. It’s not that she wasn’t on it before, but this time, her office has created an account specifically for her position as First Lady of the United States, also known as “FLOTUS”.  The creation of the new profile coincides with Mrs. Obama’s...
The White House creates a new Twitter account for Michelle Obama and all the future First Ladies
Meet Mark Penn, the former Clinton electioneer behind Microsoft's anti-Google campaign
ElectNext Raises $1.3M To Provide Contextual Political Data To News Sites
An In-Depth Look At The Most Impressive People of 2012

Hillary Clinton Responds to Her Meme ... with a Meme

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Hillary Clinton Responds to Her Meme ... with a Meme

Microsoft's Internal Attack Video Against Google Chrome Is 'Leaked'

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An "internal" Microsoft video that parodies a Google Chrome commercial, warning consumers that the search engine is "following you" and "monetizing you" has somehow made its way to YouTube. According to a Microsoft spokesperson communicating with Mashable, the video strictly intended for internal use was "leaked."  The spoof ad (see below)...
Microsoft's Internal Attack Video Against Google Chrome Is 'Leaked'
Celeb Hack Attack! Finances for Ashton Kutcher, Beyonce and Other Celebs Leaked

AP: Hacker Leaks Sensitive Information Of Top Government Officials And Celebrities

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A hacker has published what appears to be private information -- including Social Security numbers -- of celebrities and potentially of top government officials, Anthony McCartney of The Associated Press reports. The website -- first published on RT -- lists Social Security numbers attributed to officials including Vice President Joe...
AP: Hacker Leaks Sensitive Information Of Top Government Officials And Celebrities

Hillary Clinton: the legend of the secretary of cool continues to grow

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With an image that's already blazing hot, new photos of Madame Secretary in Colombia have lit up the internet once againShe works hard; she plays hard.We already knew the former. Now we know secretary of state Hillary Clinton can throw down just as enthusiastically as a young Hill staffer.Clinton was...
Hillary Clinton: the legend of the secretary of cool continues to grow
Online Political Power Is Back: Obama Out-Raises Romney With 300K New Donors

Google's Jared Cohen on the digital future - live Q&A

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Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas and co-author of The New Digital Age with Eric Schmidt, will be here on Thursday 25 April between 1pm and 2pm (BST) to take part in a live Q&A. Post your questions nowJared Cohen used to work at the US state department, where he...
Google's Jared Cohen on the digital future - live Q&A

Tumblr Tuesday on a Wednesday: Because this guy was busy texting Hillary Clinton

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Welcome to our twenty-ninth Tumblr Tuesday, where every Tuesday we celebrate our love of Tumblr by interviewing the mastermind behind a new blog. Tumblr, a New York City based startup, is like the FFFFound for the rest of the world. It’s as shareable and fast-paced as Twitter but populated with more inspiring text...
Tumblr Tuesday on a Wednesday: Because this guy was busy texting Hillary Clinton
Wikileaks releases a fascinating secret chat between Eric Schmidt and Julian Assange

Senator Hatch Says Global Fund Advocating For Generic Drugs To Solve Healthcare Crises Is Abusing Funds

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We've written a few times about governments around the globe seeking to make use of lower-priced (and often more widely available) generic medicines for responding to serious diseases, rather than sticking with the more expensive name brand. Current international agreements, like TRIPs, allow countries to effectively "opt-out" of promises to...
Senator Hatch Says Global Fund Advocating For Generic Drugs To Solve Healthcare Crises Is Abusing Funds

U.S. State Department pulls plug on big Kindle contract

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Well, here’s a very peculiar story with an odd twist. Two months ago we reported that the U.S. Department of State had planned to award a 5-year, $16.5 million contract to Amazon.com to put tens of thousands of Kindle electronic readers into educational centers around the world. The goal was to...
U.S. State Department pulls plug on big Kindle contract

Pass notes No 3,246: back injury

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Xi Jinping, tipped to be the next president of China, has not been seen in public for a while. Rather than explain his absence, the authorities have banned a certain search term from a social media siteAge: Roughly half a billion years, assuming it's as old as the spine.Appearance: Painful.Something to...
Pass notes No 3,246: back injury

What Would Health Care Look Like If Hillary Clinton Had Won?

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What Would Health Care Look Like If Hillary Clinton Had Won?
How Hackers Stole Credit Reports Of Top Government Officials And Celebrities

Karl Rove Will Find That Republicans Can't Buy Talent In Silicon Valley

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One of the Republican Party’s top campaign masterminds, Karl Rove, is reportedly looking to build the epicenter of conservative digital campaign tools right in the heart of Silicon Valley. “We are working within the party to create a big toolbox that can compete in the midterms and be used by...
Karl Rove Will Find That Republicans Can't Buy Talent In Silicon Valley

Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

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A website that provides U.S. consumers with a free annual credit report appears to have been the source used by hackers to download those of celebrities including Beyonce and government officials including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller. On Tuesday, a website called "Exposed.su" published Social Security Numbers,...
Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data
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