Former President Barack Obama: 'Think before you tweet'

NEW DELHI (AP) — When former President Barack Obama spoke to a leadership forum in India’s capital on Friday, he never once used the words “Donald Trump” and was careful to avoid any direct reference to his successor in the White House.

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President Obama warned Mark Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook, report says

President Barack Obama reportedly warned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the threat posed by fake news on the social network during a private meeting last year.

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Obama's Charlottesville tweet is 2nd most liked ever

Former President Obama tweeted for the first time in weeks in response to the violence in Charlottesville—and it rapidly became one of the most popular tweets in history.

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Donald Trump had to trade-in his Android tweeting machine for a more secure device

Like President Barack Obama before him, Donald Trump will also have to give up his personal smartphone and replace it with one that the intelligence agencies deem to be secure for the office.

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White House archive cements Obama's legacy as the first social media president

The White House is teaming up with Giphy, MIT, and the Internet Archive to preserve the Obama administration’s social media. Chief among the new offerings is a digital public archive that contains more than 250,000 social media posts.

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Ready for the next @POTUS? White House reveals digital transition plan

As President Obama prepares to leave office in January, the White House has revealed its digital transition plan ahead of the arrival of America’s next Commander-in-Chief.

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IBM supercomputer Watson will try to help vets beat cancer

In January, President Obama handed the reins to Joe Biden to head a “moonshot” initiative to cure cancer, and a major step toward that end has just been made.

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IT Execs Join Federal Cybersecurity Panel


Key components of the Obama administration’s multipronged cybersecurity initiative keep falling into place. One of the most recent developments was the formation of a federal Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Another was the formal introduction in Congress of the administration’s information technology investment plan, which is heavily tilted toward cybersecurity protection. Both are elements of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, or CNAP, which was launched earlier this year.

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White House Call for Set-Top Competition Strikes Nerves


The Obama administration last week called on the Federal Communications Commission to open the cable TV set-top box market to competition. Doing so would let companies create innovative, higher-quality and lower-cost products, the White House said. “Instead of spending nearly $1,000 over four years to lease a set of behind-the-times boxes, American families will have options to own a device for much less money that will integrate everything they want,” wrote Jason Furman and Jeffrey Zients.

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White House won't publicly back legislation allowing judges to order decryption – report

Article Image Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won’t publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

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White House won't publicly back legislation allowing judges to order decryption – report

Article Image Despite recent comments by President Obama, the White House won’t publicly support upcoming draft legislation that would let judges order companies like Apple to help decrypt their products, a report said on Thursday.

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White House Proposes $3B IT Update Fund


The Obama administration is seeking $3.1 billion for a fund to update federal IT resources that need to be replaced with more efficient systems. The fund would bolster the government’s annual spending on IT, which is set for a modest increase to $89.8 billion in the administration’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal. Upgrading older systems has been a concern for some time, but the administration chose to present the IT fund idea as part of a separate $19 billion cybersecurity initiative within the 2017 budget, perhaps to generate more support.

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Privacy Advocates Blast Plan to Expand NSA Data Sharing


The Obama administration plans to increase the amount of private communications the National Security Agency can share with other government agencies without first adding privacy protections, according to a report published last week. The plan would ease restrictions on the amount of intercepted email and telephone intelligence the NSA gathers, including bulk collection of satellite communications, phone data between foreigners, and messages from overseas that U.S. allies provide.

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Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday.

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DARPA's latest project? A brain implant capable of restoring lost memories

Any time a new technology is either backed by President Obama or developed by DARPA, you know it’s serious business.

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Major Tech Firms Join White House in Climate Change Pledge


President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other senior White House officials on Monday met with a group of executives who pledged their companies’ support for the administration’s efforts to reach a strong climate change agreement in Paris this December. Thirteen major companies — Alcoa, Apple, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Cargill, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, UPS and Walmart — signed the American Business Act on Climate Change.

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US Army website hit by hackers, Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility

Just hours after President Obama stated that cyberattacks against American interests were certain to increase, the official website of the U.S. Army was targeted by hackers.

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Apple again warns White House against policies fostering weak encryption

In a letter delivered to President Barack Obama on Monday, two trade groups comprised of some of the largest tech companies in the U.S. asked the White House to reject government policies designed to undermine encryption systems built to keep consumer data private.



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