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Barack Obama Is Coming To Scotland

Since the UK seems to be obsessed with bringing back symbols of better times right now, it should be excited to hear that 44th US President Barack Obama is heading to Scotland next month. Read More >>

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Julian Assange Says Chelsea Manning Was Granted Clemency To Make Assange Look Like a Liar

Julian Assange has shown himself to be a huge fucking idiot over and over again. But he really outdid himself this time, all while screaming “I’m not an idiot!” on Australian TV yesterday. Read More >>

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This Photo of President Obama Hiding in His Shirt is Totally Fake

Have you seen this photo of President Obama telling a scary story with his head inside his shirt? It’s currently doing the rounds on social media as “the single greatest photo of any president” ever. But it’s totally fake. Read More >>

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Barack Obama Sets His Sights on Mars

Barack Obama is travelling to Pittsburgh this week for the science and technology focused White House Frontiers Conference. Writing on CNN, the president re-declared his love for space, and announced that the US has partnered with private companies in order to get humans to Mars by the 2030s. Read More >>

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The US Secret Service Wants to Build a Replica White House

The US Secret Service hasn't been doing an awesome job guarding the White House lately, so Joseph Clancy, its director, plans to ask the House Appropriations Committee for £5.4 million so that the President's guard can build a replica White House on the Secret Service training grounds in southern Maryland. Read More >>

privacy
Obama’s Latest NSA ‘Reform’ is Predictably Weak

If this is what the US government thinks privacy reform is, it's pretty pitiful. The Obama administration is to announce new rules that will force the intelligence agency to delete data about Americans that was "incidentally" collected—basically, accidentally scooped up in an overly broad search query. Read More >>

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Obama: Sony Made a Mistake Pulling The Interview

In a news conference today, President Barack Obama addressed the Sony hack and said that Sony's decision to pull the film was a mistake. Read More >>

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The Phones on Air Force One Look Like an Iron Man Accessory

Despite Harrison Ford's best attempts to enlighten us, Air Force One remains a mysterious place. Pretty much the only time you get to see the inside of the president's awesome airplane is when the White House photographer offers a peek. Ever notice how weird the phones look? Read More >>

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One Year After Snowden, What’s Really Changed?

June is here again, but this year, we won't be getting an exciting bucket of leaks from Edward Snowden. No, instead we all get to look back on a year of NSA revelations and wonder what's actually changed. The truth is, depressingly little. Read More >>

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David Cameron’s Serious Obama Call Gets the Twitter Parody Treatment

The mounting tensions between Ukraine and Russia is serious business, and world leaders are understandably concerned as to what repercussions Russia's act of aggression in the region will lead to. Lengthy, serious phone calls will be had -- but do we really need a photo of a politician's "serious face" to highlight that? Read More >>

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Obama’s NSA Reforms Aren’t as Sweeping as You’d Hoped

In a major speech this morning, President Obama scaled back the NSA's surveillance operations and redefines how we collect intelligence overseas. In brief, he ordered the end of the bulk telephony metadata program and spying on foreign leaders. Beyond that, though, the future remains murky. Read More >>

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Obama Will Announce NSA Reforms on January 17

It's really happening folks. On January 17, Barack Obama will remark on "the outcomes of the work that has been done in the review process" for reforming the country's intelligence practices, Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday. Read More >>

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The Syrian Electronic Army Says It’s Hacked Obama’s Twitter Account

In just latest of many head-turning exploits, the Syrian Electronic Army now says it's broken into Barack Obama's Twitter account and website. Indeed, the hacker organisation showed images of the website's backend and Obama campaign email accounts. Read More >>

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The US Army’s Cybersecurity Training Videos Are Embarrassing and Sad

For the past few years, the US government's been relentless about making the American people respect the importance of cybersecurity. Obama's given speeches, written newspaper columns, and issued executive orders to drive that point home. This is serious business! So why are the Army's own instructional videos so silly? Read More >>