White House

  • Mozilla: Welcome Google and Obama, We Invented ‘Do Not Track’ A Year Ago

    Mozilla: Welcome Google and Obama, We Invented ‘Do Not Track’ A Year Ago

    Mozilla took a moment this morning to remind everyone that it invented Do Not Track in February 2011, was the first to implement it with Firefox, and that 18 percent of mobile and 7 percent of desktop Firefox users currently have it activated. Now the President and competitor Google Chrome are joining the bandwagon, but Firefox offered Do Not Track since before it was… Read More

  • White House Unveils Plans For Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights

    White House Unveils Plans For Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights

    The Obama administration has announced that it will work with Congress on a new series of consumer protections dubbed a “Privacy Bill of Rights” that will detail how Internet companies can handle and use consumers’ personal data. According to the statement from The White House, consumers should have a right to control how their personal information is handled so that… Read More

  • Remember When Twitter Was A Joke? No One Is Laughing Anymore.

    Remember When Twitter Was A Joke? No One Is Laughing Anymore.

    I recall a time a few years ago when Twitter was scoffed at. It was the blogosphere’s punching-bag. It was the stupid little service that no one in their right mind would ever use. It was for people who wanted to share the mundane bits of their lives — that no one else wanted to read. It was for egomaniacs. Or losers. It would never catch on. And then it did. I was thinking about… Read More

  • White House To Install Solar Panels By Next Spring

    Our very own White House is going green. Well, trying to go green. Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the White House by next spring, ending all of our nation’s problems in one fell swoop. Read More

  • Behind Healthcare.gov: How Washington Is Drawing Inspiration From Silicon Valley, Twitter

    “We were working 24/7, working in very, very rapid cycles, with very, very short deadlines and milestones. We were working in a very, very nimble hyper consumer focused way…all fused in this kind of maelstrom of pizza, Mountain Dew, and all nighters, and you know idealism.” That may sound like the caffeine-fueled, sleep-deprived rant of a typical Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Read More

  • Have Questions For Obama? YouTube's Got You Covered

    On Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union speech, which will be broadcast live on YouTube’s CitizenTube channel as well as on The White House’s brand new iPhone app. Google is stepping up its game, as it will also give YouTube users the opportunity to ask Obama some follow-up questions in video or text. On Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET, during… Read More

  • Watch Obama's State Of The Union Speech Live From Your iPhone Next Week

    The White House has announced on its blog that they have released an official iPhone / iPod Touch application dubbed ‘The White House’ app (here’s the iTunes link). The application comes packed with content, including the latest news items, videos, photos and blog posts from The White House. One feature that stands out is live video streaming, which enables iPhone and iPod… Read More

  • President Obama, Where's Our CTO?

    President Obama incorporated technology into his election campaign in an unprecedented way, became known as the YouTube president within the first week of being elected, and seems to be forward thinking in his views on innovation and technology, which is why we endorsed him last year. But now we are almost four months into his tenure as President and leader of the free world, and the Obama… Read More

  • New job challenges in the White House

    Starting a new job is always a challenge. You have to learn where your office is, where the coffee machine is, and the best route from each to the bathroom. Now imagine how complicated it must be when an entirely new administration starts working in the White House! In addition to the normal challenges, President Obama and his staff suffered through a number of surprising headaches. Read More