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Tech activist campaigning to head GPO

Web archivist Carl Malamud is hoping his self-promotion will convince President Obama to name him head of the Government Printing Office.

By Feb. 27, 2009


Open IT has arrived: US presidential candidates campaigning for it

Campaigning on an "open" platform is now sexy. We have arrived.

By Nov. 20, 2007


Twitter drops changes to Block function following backlash

Twitter has reverted to its old blocking policy due to a public backlash, just a day after making the original change.

By Dec. 14, 2013


Facebook celebrates 10 years with Look Back

The company thanks its 1.23 billion members with a product that celebrates their social-networking past.

By Feb. 3, 2014


Porn filter blocks website of MP who campaigned for it

Conservative MP Claire Perry has found her website has been blocked by the very porn filter she campaigned for.

By Dec. 28, 2013


Congressional candidate proud to be a vampire

Florida House Republican congressional candidate Jacob A. Rush, a lawyer, presents himself in costume in one of the many fantasy guises he enjoys. And what's wrong with that?

By Apr. 2, 2014


Zuckerberg says US 'really blew it' on surveillance programs

Facebook CEO criticizes government's data collection programs as lacking transparency.

By Nov. 24, 2013


Woman in MIT shirt prevented from voting?

A story from Florida suggests that an official in a polling place prevented an enthusiast of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from voting -- because, er, that's Gov. Romney's name. Ultimately, she was allowed to vote.

By Nov. 6, 2012


Protesters take to skies asking Google to quit U.S. Chamber

SumOfUs.org flies plane bearing banner "Google: Quit the Chamber" over its policies on climate change and campaign finance.

By Sep. 24, 2012


Kim Dotcom exits Mega post to follow other pursuits

The Mega empire is now short of its director as Kim Dotcom steps down in order to focus on fighting extradition orders and to work on "other projects."

By Sep. 4, 2013