Syrian tweet crashes stock exchange

Hacker fanboys of the Syrian strongman Bashar Hafez al-Assad managed to cause more damage to the US stock exchange than sticking a bomb in a pressure cooker.

White House pledges to eliminate cellphone unlocking ban

The White House has bowed to public opinion, and said that it too believes cellphone unlocking should be legal.

Cellphone unlocking petition hits 100,000 signatures

The US government will have to reconsider its decision to ban cellphone unlocking, after an online petition reached the necessary 100,000 signatures.

White House aims to beat the bots

The White House has teamed up with several companies and industry groups to launch an initiative aimed at countering botnets.

Obama publishes new online privacy plan

The White House has unveiled a new framework for online privacy, tightening up the protection of personal data.

Real estate firm equates Apple Store to White House

An average square foot of an Apple Store location is worth about as much as the White House's per-square-foot value.

Wikipedia to go dark tomorrow in anti-SOPA protest

Wikipedia's pledged to shutter its website tomorrow in protest at the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP (PIPA) bills.

White House says there is no sign of alien life

The Obama administration has responded to a petition asking the White House to acknowledge the existence of an extraterrestrial presence on Earth.

Solyndra subpoena draws White House rebuff


The subpoena for Solyndra documents that House Republicans approved on Thursday was swiftly rejected by the White House on Friday.

White House joins Foursquare

Fancy becoming mayor of the White House? Well, now you can. Barack Obama has added Foursquare to his social media list.

Obama's head tech guy announces resignation

The first person ever appointed by a president as "CIO" has tendered his resignation.

GOP wants Obama admin to archive all electronic correspondence

A high-ranking Republican congressman believes the Obama administration’s electronic correspondence is not being archived in "the spirit" of federal law.

White House bullies science blog over use of logo

Science blogger Keith Cowing though that using the Presidential Seal in an innocent blog post was no big deal. He was wrong.

Obama says White House phones should have "fancy buttons and stuff"

Proving yet again that he speaks eloquently all the time...

Obama re-evaluates social media campaign for 2012

President Obama’s groundbreaking social media campaign was partly credited for his 2008 success, but four years later, the game has certainly changed.

Facebook eyes former Obama press secretary

If he’s good enough for President Obama, he’s good enough for Facebook.

White House builds case for ARPA-E


With budget battles looming, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) made a preemptive strike in support of one of its boldest clean-energy programs, the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), detailing how six projects that received $23.6 million in seed funding had gone on to pull in more than $100 million in venture capital investment.

Watch staff to prevent more leaks, says White House

In the wake of the Wikileaks scandal, the White House is telling agencies to launch programs to ferret out disgruntled staffers who might be tempted to follow Bradley Manning's lead. And it's got some pretty broad criteria.

Is the GOP readying an anti-Google barrage?

The GOP-dominated House may be preparing to crack down on Google's allegedly "inappropriate" ties with the floundering Obama administration.

White House optimizes Web site for iPad

In the week leading up to today's iPad launch, there was no shortage of announcements from companies, TV networks, and software publishers...but the most unexpected iPad announcement came from the White House.