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Apple Maps are leaving people stranded in the Outback

December 10, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Just when you thought the trouble caused by Apple's awful new Maps app had tapered off, fresh reports from Australia suggest that the worse is far from over. Police in the state of Victoria issued a warning on Monday "urging motorists to be careful when relying on the mapping system ...

John McAfee just got arrested

December 6, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Everybody's favorite fugitive John McAfee is a fugitive no more. Guatemalan police took the 67-year-old into custody on Wednesday not for evading authorities in Belize, where he's wanted for questioning related to the murder of American ex-pat Gregory Faull, but rather for entering the country illegally. With the help of ...

Thus begins the odd era of John McAfee, political refugee

December 5, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This John McAfee saga sure is a nail-biter. Just when you thought the crazy bath salt aficionado couldn't get any more perplexing, McAfee revealed that he's seeking political asylum in Guatemala. He's hired a lawyer, too. And not just any lawyer. McAfee is being represented by former Guatemalan Attorney General ...

North Korea's very unpopular rocket is almost ready for lift off

December 5, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Scattered reports from South Korea say that its neighbors north of the 38th parallel have finished assembling a long-range rocket and are enthusiastically prepping the launch pad. North Korea intends to send this rocket to space, against the wishes of pretty much every other nation on Earth. But North Koreans ...

The 3D-printed gun for the masses doesn't actually work very well

December 4, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Just a couple of months after everybody freaked out at the idea of some guys in Texas inventing a 3D-printed gun for the masses, those crazy guys finally produced a working prototype. "Working" might be an overstatement. In the weapon's first test at a shooting range, it managed to fire ...

What's at stake in women soldiers' right to serve in combat

November 28, 2012 Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, four female service members sued the Defense Department on Tuesday for the right to fight in combat units, just like their male counterparts. Since 1994, there's been a ban on women being assigned to combat units, and this is the second case this ...

France is sick of getting ripped off by Google

November 21, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The debate over American corporation skipping out on their tax bills is getting serious as European leaders have started talking about serious things like actual trials. French Junior Minister for Budget, Jerome Cahuzac, is one of the people talking. At a press conference on Tuesday, Cahuzac said boldly that he ...

Explosions near the US Embassy in Kabul are not a sign of progress

November 21, 2012 Just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday local time, an explosion in the diplomatic neighborhood of Kabul put U.S. Embassy workers on high alert. "An alarm started going off at the U.S. Embassy, warning staff to take cover," the Associated Press reported just before midnight in the States. "Kabul police chief ...

Reddit is literally writing our laws now

November 20, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Just when you thought Reddit couldn't become more powerful, Rep. Zoe Lofgren has enlisted the power of the crowd to help her write a new Internet law. It's right up Reddit's alley, too. Lofgren's law will legislate how domain name seizures are handled in the United States, specifically in the ...

Will the U.S. send weapons to Syria now that the rebels have a president?

November 12, 2012 The disparate factions of the Syrian opposition all gathered at a luxury hotel in Doha this weekend and on Sunday night signed an agreement that unites nearly all of the rebel groups for the first time. The new group is known as National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces ...