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Daily Tidbits: Carpool to President-elect Obama's inauguration

Carpool to President-elect Obama's inauguration and enjoy Sony BMG songs on Project Playlist.

By December 22, 2008


What the tech industry needs from President-elect Obama

Don Reisinger thinks the tech industry needs to be a central concern to the Obama administration. But with other pressing issues facing the president-elect, will that happen?

By November 5, 2008


Former secretary of state talks tech

From the role the Internet plays in presidential campaigning to American tech companies and their rights abroad, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright lays down her vision for the future of American politics. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with Albright about policy, her favorite gadget, and why she feels she has no e-mail etiquette.

January 29, 2008


We, the Empire: The (future) timeline of the Palpatine presidency

With Emperor Palpatine reportedly winning a seat on a city council in Odessa, Ukraine, what's to stop him from taking the White House? CNET's Danny Gallagher looks ahead to a Palpatine presidency.

By October 28, 2015


India's next prime minister barred from office's 1.24M Twitter following

Office of the Indian prime minister changes its Twitter handle and won't give access to newly elected PM Narendra Modi.

By May 20, 2014


Can Nate Silver and friends nail their presidential predictions?

FiveThirtyEight statistician and blogger Nate Silver has taken fire for his polling aggregation methods. But he and others may be able to hit the final numbers spot on. CNET tracks the data.

By November 6, 2012


FBI renews broad Internet surveillance push

Director Robert Mueller tells Congress that police are "increasingly unable" to bring criminals to justice because rapid advances in technology thwart surveillance.

By September 22, 2012


FBI 'looking at' law making Web sites wiretap-ready, director says

Director Robert Mueller says FBI needs to be able to "capture communications" of people under surveillance, but declines to elaborate on renewed lobbying effort reported by CNET two weeks ago.

By May 18, 2012


FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites - now

CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.

By May 4, 2012


Was legal site rewrite a liberal plot? Not quite.

Conservative attorney accuses legal startup of concealing U.S. Supreme Court case relating to President Obama's eligibility for office. Turns out it's a programming error.

By October 24, 2011