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 and - sites designed to make government more transparent - will likely be shut down by May 31. The Office...
Posted In: government, Law, transparency

Google picks Kansas City, KS

Mar 31, 2011
A lot of cities are disappointed this morning that they did not get chosen for Google's big experimental fiber optic network. But Kansas City,...
Posted In: business, Google, government, Science, sheepish, wifi

Microsoft accuses Google of being a monopoly

Mar 31, 2011
In a related story, Courtney Love accuses Charlie Sheen of being crazy....
Posted In: business, EU, Google, government, Microsoft

LightSquared still making people upset

Mar 31, 2011
I think I must write one of these items a week. There's more concern about the new wireless network. This time, it's the Pentagon. The Defense...
Posted In: defense, government, gps, Law, spectrum