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White House downplays, but doesn't rule out trillion dollar coin proposal

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

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Congress moved toward gridlock over how to improve computer-network security when the House approved a measure opposed by the White House and at odds with Senate efforts....
House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

White House Web page shows you where your tax dollars go

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An online 2011 Federal Taxpayer Receipt calculates how and where the government spends our money based on the amount of tax we end up paying. [Read more]...
White House Web page shows you where your tax dollars go

Olympics Crack Down On Anyone Mentioning Them Without Paying... As White House Tells Everyone To Set Up Olympics Parties

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We've covered for years how overly aggressive the Olympics are in protecting their "IP" -- to the point that they often get special laws passed that grant them extra IP rights, which they use to block pretty much anyone who hasn't paid from using the word "Olympics" at all, or...
Olympics Crack Down On Anyone Mentioning Them Without Paying... As White House Tells Everyone To Set Up Olympics Parties

Inside the leaked White House cybersecurity executive order

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Last night TechDirt managed to secure a copy of the draft cybersecurity executive order that the Obama administration has circulated. TNW has read TechDirt’s report and the executive order. This post is an explanation of current thought concerning the draft, its contents, and naturally, our own analysis. As primer, if you recall...
Inside the leaked White House cybersecurity executive order

Help Explain Why Phone Unlocking Is Important To You And Why It Should Be Legal

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First I would like to thank readers of this site and others in the tech community for their support of our phone unlocking campaign. As you may know, that campaign culminated with 114,000 signatures on the White House petition website, an FCC and White House endorsement of unlocking and several...
Help Explain Why Phone Unlocking Is Important To You And Why It Should Be Legal

Technology Mythology: No Red Phone Ever Connected the White House to Moscow

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Technology Mythology: No Red Phone Ever Connected the White House to Moscow

U.S. and China agree to limit HFC greenhouse gases, setting global warming back by two years

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On Saturday, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping made a public pledge to scale back production of HFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons), especially potent greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners and insulating foam. According to the White House, the proposed phasedown would have an effect equivalent to removing 90 gigatons...
U.S. and China agree to limit HFC greenhouse gases, setting global warming back by two years
Get ready for more media hacks, Twitter warns

White House: No Comment on Call to Investigate MPAA for SOPA Bribery

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The U.S. White House has declined to respond to a petition calling for authorities to investigate the head of the Motion Picture Association of America for......
White House: No Comment on Call to Investigate MPAA for SOPA Bribery

Apple's calls for repatriation tax holiday gain no traction with White House

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With some two-thirds of its cash hoard housed overseas, Apple would like a tax holiday to allow it to move that money back to the U.S., but its pleas have fallen on deaf ears at the White House....
Apple's calls for repatriation tax holiday gain no traction with White House

White House Calls for Cellphone 'Unlocking'

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Americans should be able to take their used cellphones and tablets freely from one wireless carrier to another, the White House said after an intense lobbying campaign from Internet activists....
White House Calls for Cellphone 'Unlocking'

Cybersecurity legislation could soon lurch forward in the Senate, but can it pass the President?

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Cybersecurity legislation may soon find a way through the Senate. If a bill does make it through the upper house of the US Congress, it will still face reconciliation with the House itself. However, the bill discussed as a potential deadlock breaker in the Senate, could be an utter nonstarter...
Cybersecurity legislation could soon lurch forward in the Senate, but can it pass the President?

White House to respond to anti-CISPA petition

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), the latest attempt by the US legislative branch to hinder online freedom, just received a significant blow from concerned citizens. On the official White House petition site, an anti-CISPA petition has reached 100,000 signatures. That's not just a big number -- it's...
White House to respond to anti-CISPA petition
White House admits systems in Military Office were hacked

Obama gets funky: White House releases dubstep video ahead of State of the Union address

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Much like its response to the public petition to build a Death Star, the latest video uploaded to the official White House YouTube channel once again proves that presidential administration is at least somewhat in tune (or perhaps in step?) with today’s popular culture. Rather than release a string...
Obama gets funky: White House releases dubstep video ahead of State of the Union address
Analysis: "Cybersecurity" bill endangers privacy rights

Cybersecurity Executive Order Actually Respects Some Privacy; So Do We Actually Need CISPA Any More?

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Exactly as predicted yesterday, President Obama talked about cybersecurity in last night's State of the Union address, including his plan to sign an executive order on cybersecurity. What's a bit surprising is that the executive order... is actually pretty reasonable. Unlike some earlier drafts, it appears that the White House...
Cybersecurity Executive Order Actually Respects Some Privacy; So Do We Actually Need CISPA Any More?

Reminder: First Google+ Hangout with President Obama is tonight

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President Obama will give the Google+ social network a high-profile boost by taking questions on a Hangout video chat starting at 5:30 p.m. Eastern tonight. The Hangout was announced a week ago, and it will hopefully allow for a more interactive experience than usual for political discourse. The President...
Reminder: First Google+ Hangout with President Obama is tonight
Huawei backs out of US network equipment market, citing unfavorable 'geopolitical reasons'

Fireside Hangouts: Join First Lady Michelle Obama in a Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!

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In the past month, both the President and Vice President of the United States have come to Google+ to participate in "Fireside Hangouts" to discuss the challenges the country faces and answer people's questions. On March 4, it's First Lady Michelle Obama's turn as she joins her first-ever Fireside Hangout to...
Fireside Hangouts: Join First Lady Michelle Obama in a Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!

IPhone 5 Sales Could Offer Big Boost to GDP

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The iPhone 5, which Apple plans to release this week, could get credit for something Congress, the White House and Federal Reserve have struggled to do: boost the U.S. economy in a measurable way....
IPhone 5 Sales Could Offer Big Boost to GDP
White House cybersecurity order will call for agencies to share threat intel with businesses

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
Vice President Biden narrates his photos in new Soundcloud audio series, website

If You're Going To Leak Classified Info About The White House, It Better Make Them Look Good

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We've noted the unfortunate trend of the Obama administration vindictively going after any whistleblowers (despite one of Obama's first moves in office being to encourage whistleblowing). To date, the Obama administration has been involved in six prosecutions of whistleblowers using the Espionage Act... twice as many such uses of all...
If You're Going To Leak Classified Info About The White House, It Better Make Them Look Good

White House Names Park as New CTO

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U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed Todd Park as the new CTO for the U.S. government....
White House Names Park as New CTO
White House voices support for cellphone unlocking petition in formal response

Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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It's a hard truth confronted by many a would-be world-changing entrepreneur that the industries that seem most ripe for disruption are also the businesses most heavily regulated, putting that dream of a tech company that revolutionizes education or health care or transportation a little farther out of reach. So what's...
Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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
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