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Facebook Will Finally Resolve Rumors of the Fabled Facebook Phone in One Week

March 29, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Cross your fingers, cross your legs. Cross your arms and bow your head. The seemingly never-ending rumor mill spinning around the idea of a Facebook phone may finally come to a stop next week. Or it may not. The social network just sent out press invitations to an event at ...

The Official Story of Who Shot Bin Laden Has Given Way to a Media Feud

March 27, 2013 "You really believe this story? Osama Bin Laden?" asks Chris Pratt in the action movie version of theZero Dark Thirty trailer that's been tearing up March Madness commercial breaks over the last week. And if you looked at the CNN.com homepage Tuesday night, the network was raising the question again, ...

IBM Invention Mimics Human Brains at Atomic Level

March 22, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Here's a headline you've probably seen before: "IBM creates brain-like computer chip." Here's a more exciting one: "New IBM circuit works in three dimensions, flips switches with atoms." Heck, both are exciting. The latter's just, for lack of a more appropriate cliché, a bit more mind-boggling. IBM scientists described a ...

Analysis: FCC Chairman's Resignation Is a Chance to Diversify the Administration

March 22, 2013 Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski will announce his resignation on Friday, according to The Wall Street Journal's unnamed sources, and the hunt for his replacement is well underway. Don't worry, though. There's no big scandal just a chance for Obama to make a bold move in what's ...

The Fort Hood Shooter Can't Dodge the Death Penalty

March 21, 2013 An Army judge in Texas just made a somewhat unconventional ruling in the trial of Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan: She refused to let him plead guilty. Why? It would enable him to avoid execution. Apparently, the Army would not be satisfied to see this alleged mass murderer simply ...

Like a Dagger to Bloggers' Hearts, Google Just Killed Google Reader

March 14, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Journalists and geeks united in exasperation on Wednesday evening when Google made a very sad announcement: The company is shuttering Google Reader. We should've seen this coming. And those that didn't see the inevitable death of Google's RSS feed organizer and reader might've easily missed the news, since Google buried ...

Hackers Attack Bank Minutes After NSA Chief Warns Senate About Hackers Attacking Banks

March 13, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, took the stand in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday and an ambitious expansion of the Pentagon's Cyber Command. "We've seen the attacks on Wall Street over the last six months grow significantly," Alexander told the senators, explaining ...

U.S. Ambassador Asks U.N. Colleagues to Stop Showing Up Drunk to Meetings

March 7, 2013 The United Nations is a pretty fun place. The headquarters hosts all kinds of cultural events. Everyone's open-minded about the dress code. Delegates can even show up hammered to budget negotiations. Or at least they used to be able to. At a General Assembly budget committee meeting on Monday, the ...

Guantanamo Guard Fires 'Non-lethal' Round at Prisoner

March 6, 2013 In a news cycle already clogged with troubling reports from Guantanamo Bay arrives an even more troubling report: In January, a guard fired a "non-lethal" round at a prisoner. The military says it was just a ploy to win attention, a claim that makes a little less sense once you ...

The Obama Administration Hasn't Ruled Out Drone Attacks on US Soil

March 6, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A strange thing happened on Tuesday. Just a few hours after an airline pilot spotted an unidentified "drone" hovering a few miles from JFK airport, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that drones strikes on United States soil were not out of the question. Coincidence? We think so. Let's cut through ...