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The US government makes the most requests of Google

Jun 28, 2011
Google says it received 4,601 requests for information on users from the US government in the last six months of 2010. That's more than double the...
Posted In: Google, government, privacy

LulzSec and Anonymous declare war on all governments

Jun 20, 2011
So who are you rooting for: the entire sociopolitical order as we know it or nameless hacker groups? Well, pick one, because apparently war is...
Posted In: anonymous, Banks, government, hacking, lulzsec

Need help naming your baby? Social Security is here.

May 23, 2011
The government agency has compiled popular baby names for the past 130 years and built a baby naming app called Baby Name Playroom. You can sort in...
Posted In: apps, babies, government

Your new online realtor: Barack Obama

May 16, 2011
We know he's busy but he would love to show you around some properties. It'll be fun, we'll go out on Saturday. Meet at Starbucks first, make a day...
Posted In: government, Obama

Open data on the chopping block

Apr 19, 2011
As Congress fights over how to balance the budget, the fate of government transparency and whether data will continue to remain available online...
Posted In: government, Obama, transparency

Law enforcement officials are looking at your emails

Apr 13, 2011
Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian is out with a new paper that shows that law enforcement officials are increasingly asking for access to...
Posted In: government, Law, privacy

Obama 2012 is all about Facebook: Chapter 2

Apr 6, 2011
The other day we brought you word that the Obama reelection campaign site was heavily tied to Facebook, with an app that lets you say "I'm In" on...
Posted In: 2012 campaign, Facebook, farmville, government, Obama, social media

Appeals court rejects net neutrality challenge

Apr 5, 2011
Yep, we are in the litigation phase of the net neutrality debate. It's a phase that is expected to last through human history, past the extinction,...
Posted In: giant bees, government, Law, net neutrality, Verizon

Hybrid minivans coming soon

Apr 1, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chrysler have teamed up to make hybrid minivans that could be cheaper than current hybrid systems,...
Posted In: business, cars, Chrysler, EPA, government, hybrid, manufacturing, Transportation

Could be curtains for open government sites

Apr 1, 2011
Sites like data.gov and paymentaccuracy.gov - sites designed to make government more transparent - will likely be shut down by May 31. The Office...
Posted In: government, Law, transparency

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