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After Heartbleed, NSA reveals some flaws are kept secret

The White House explains the government’s process when deciding whether to withhold knowledge of a security vulnerability -- “There are legitimate pros and cons to the decision to disclose.”

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Vice President Biden joins Instagram

The official account appears to be managed by staffers, but one can still wish for an image slip-up or two.

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A float displaying giant likenesses of US President Barack Obama (L) and US Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden (R) makes its way during the traditional Rose Monday parade in Duesseldorf, western Germany on March 3, 2014. Carnival goers mainly in the Rhine region traditionally celebrate the highlight procession on Rosenmontag (Rose Monday).  AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ        (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

NSA's UK partner targets German companies, says report

A new report out of Germany cites the Edward Snowden documents in saying that the GCHQ spied on German Internet companies. It also offers more info on US monitoring of Germany's chancellor.

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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.

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Snowden: Obama’s plan to reform NSA spying is a turning point

The NSA whistleblower says the latest development “marks the beginning of a new effort to reclaim our rights from the NSA.”

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Obama said to announce legislation halting NSA’s phone record collecting

Major legislative proposals to the government’s surveillance programs -- specifically those that gather bulk call data on US residents -- are expected to be revealed this week.

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FCC plans for smartphones to share military wireless frequency

The government agency looks to open up the airwaves by allowing for civilians to hop on spectrum currently reserved for the Defense Department.

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In 25 years the web has gone from being ignored to practically winning the White House.

Obama answers health care questions on Quora

Ahead of the 2014 deadline to sign up for Obamacare, the president addresses questions on the topic via Q&A service Quora. At the same time, Quora is introducing a verified profile system.

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President Obama speaks on NSA reform Friday.

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.

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On December 17, 2013, President Obama met at the White House with top tech execs including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

Obama to meet with tech leaders again over surveillance

The president will meet Friday with tech leaders to discuss privacy, technology, and intelligence, Politico reports.

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Find anyone's first tweet thanks to Twitter's 8th birthday

It's a happy birthday to Twitter today and, to celebrate, it's built a tool to help you find all those awkward first tweets.

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This is the selfie Shipman is chasing.

Obama to Ellen: Your Samsung selfie was a pretty cheap stunt

The president, on a whirlwind Obamacare sales trip, ribs Ellen DeGeneres about her star-filled shill -- which broke his retweet record.

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