Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s options are dwindling with news that Russia and Ecuador — and as many as 10 other countries — have rejected his application for asylum.
The White House today launched an Instagram account, Mr. Obama’s social media team tweeted.
Since it was revealed in the first week of June that the NSA monitors global email and phone activity in part by obtaining information from major Internet service providers including Google, traffic on the more privacy conscious search engine DuckDuckGo has risen by about half, the company said.
As the United States and Russia gear up to a summit to discuss their options for handling the ongoing civil conflict in Syria, the country has dropped 79 percent of its Internet connections, according to monitoring company Renesys.
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s popular intellectual host, just concluded an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit in the lead-up to her talk Sunday at South by Southwest.
Madonna joined Instagram over the weekend, posting a photo of herself sans makeup. The 54-year-old pop goddess waited until her second photo to show cleavage. She also posted a photo of herself sporting a fake mustache.
President Obama will take questions about his Tuesday State of the Union speech using a Google Hangout.
The White House’s electronic petitions site, WeThePeople, will move to an API-based service, allowing users to sign petitions without visiting the website, said Peter Welch, a deputy director in the Office of Digital Strategy.
President Obama’s inauguration for a second term on January 21 will be the first such event to have its own mobile app for iOS and Android.