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Recovery.gov blocked search engine tracking

update After Google seemingly ignored restrictive search engine-blocking code built into the Obama administration's new stimulus-related site, the robots.txt code is removed.

By February 19, 2009


White House launches Recovery.gov

Recovery.gov, the site that will track how money from the stimulus bill is spent, goes live.

By February 18, 2009


Activists call for a mashup-friendly Recovery.gov

Transparency activists demand that the government provide data on the $825 billion stimulus package in a format conducive to user-generated mashups and remixes.

By January 27, 2009


DHS' X-ray scanners could be cancer risk to border crossers

Homeland Security is deploying X-ray scanners to inspect interior of vehicles crossing the border, according to documents obtained by a privacy group, raising new concerns about cancer and privacy risks.

By January 12, 2012


Amazon releases secure cloud for government

Amazon Web Services is bringing secure cloud computing to government agencies and contractors with a new service region.

By August 16, 2011


10 sites that help you track the economy

If you're worried about the state of the economy, but you want to learn about it for yourself, we have you covered.

By May 1, 2009


Experts: Policy could make, break cloud computing

Congress has to carefully regulate cloud computing in a way that won't stifle the market, forum attendees say. Meanwhile, the federal CIO leads a group creating its own cloud advice.

By March 20, 2009


Week in review: Facebook's about-face

Social-networking site reverses itself on policy change, while tech reaps windfall from stimulus package. Also: Landmark copyright trial gets under way.

By February 20, 2009


CNET News Daily Podcast: Facebook faces growing pains

Also: Pittsburgh couple loses privacy fight against Google; cybercriminals exploit a patched IE7 hole; and the White House launches a site so citizens can track government spending.

By February 18, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 897: Talk to the Palm

Oh snap, as they say. Palm has decided to get all vague in Apple's face about patents. Molly's back and she's hazelnut brown. And we determine that tech is, in fact, pretty sucky. All that and more, if you can get your sucky tech to work long enough to

By January 26, 2009