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WhiteHouse.gov now runs Drupal. What took it so long?

Given the U.S. federal government's widespread adoption of open source, the amazing thing is that it took so long.

By October 26, 2009

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MythBuster Kari Byron helping White House tout science

Fourth-annual science fair is dedicated to getting girls into STEM subjects. Who better to help than the famous MythBuster?

By May 24, 2014

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Obama proposes end to NSA bulk data collection

If approved by Congress, the legislation would keep phone records in the hands of phone companies and not with the NSA.

By March 27, 2014

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Obama talks spying with Facebook's Zuckerberg, Google's Schmidt

Zuckerberg and Obama "had an honest talk about government intrusion on the Internet," says Facebook -- just days after the CEO posted an indignant statement on his Facebook page.

By March 22, 2014

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Dear White House: Please bring back Flappy Bird

A fan of the late, lamented game wants the White House to order its return. But only a few signatures have popped up on the petition so far.

By February 14, 2014

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Sprint to hook up 50K students with free wireless service

The program is part of the White House's ConnnectED initiative, which will provide access to low-income students.

By February 4, 2014

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Apple, Microsoft join carriers in $750M pledge to education

The companies are providing education tools, devices, and wireless service as part of President Obama's ConnectEd initiative.

By February 4, 2014

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White House to rule soon on petition to deport Justin Bieber

An online petition that secured 220,000 signatures has forced the US government to consider the fate of the Canadian pop star. The White House's press secretary says it is being mulled.

By January 31, 2014

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Obama calls for changes to NSA phone-records program

The president says a court OK will be required for the secretive spy agency to access data on calls placed and received and that the database should be held by a still-to-be-determined third party.

By January 17, 2014

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Tech Retrospect: Google gets Nest and Obama curbs the NSA -- slightly

Miss a few stories this week? We'll get you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

By January 17, 2014