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Adam Pasick

Adam was formerly managing editor of nymag.com. Before that spent 10 years with Reuters in New York, London, and—in a career move that will haunt him for all eternity—the virtual world of Second Life. He is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
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The Tech Start-Up Running Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

October 19, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Ground­work, a polit­ic­al tech­no­logy start-up fun­ded by Al­pha­bet ex­ec­ut­ive chair­man Eric Schmidt, has main­tained its po­s­i­tion as the top tech­no­logy pro­vider to Hil­lary Clin­ton’s cam­paign. Can­did­ates re­por­ted their fun­drais­ing and ex­pendit­ures for the third quarter to the pub­lic on Thursday, and a Quartzana­lys­is shows that The Ground­work con­tin­ued to...

How the Kentucky Clerk Who Won't Wed Same-Sex Couples Has Kept Her Job

September 2, 2015 Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses, specifically because she would have to license same-sex couples. Why hasn’t she been fired? Because she’s an elected official. Unlike many other government employees, the only way to remove Davis from her job...

Obama Restores Mount McKinley to Its Original Name of Denali

August 31, 2015 President Obama has announced a gift for his hosts this week in the state of Alaska—a decision to rename the state’s 20,237 ft. (6,168m) peak to its Native American name of Denali after more than a century of being named after Obama’s long-ago predecessor, William McKinley. “With our own sense...

Here Are the Best TSA Yelp Reviews

August 19, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Just about anyone who has flown through a US airport since Sept. 11, 2001 has had an encounter—aggravating, hilarious, or even surprisingly great—with the Transportation Safety Administration, tasked with securing the nation’s airports and planes, among other duties. Now the online review site Yelp has unveiled an official deal with...

Travelers Can Write Yelp Reviews For the TSA

August 19, 2015 Just about anyone who has flown through a US airport since Sept. 11, 2001 has had an encounter—aggravating, hilarious, or even surprisingly great—with the Transportation Safety Administration, tasked with securing the nation’s airports and planes, among other duties. Now the online review site Yelp has unveiled an official deal with...

San Francisco Tests Special Paint to Splash-Back Pee on Public Urinators

July 26, 2015 San Francisco has been using a special hydrophobic paint on outdoor surfaces that is designed to splash pee onto outlaw urinators who try to use the city as an open-air toilet. The paint, known as “Ultra-Ever-Dry,” is sold by US-based Ultratech International, which has posted a series of infomercial-style videos...

Hackers Have Been Using the Starbucks App to Steal Money From Latte Drinkers

May 14, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Any time you link an app to your bank account or credit card, you better use a good password. That seems to be the takeaway from a recent spate of thefts suffered by people using the Starbucks app, which lets you pay for coffee using your smartphone. As reported by...

These Robots Are Stranded Inside a Nuclear Disaster

April 21, 2015 Four years after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. is still at work trying to clean up the scene. This month TEPCO sent two specially-designed shape-shifting robots into the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor to assess the damage. The first of the unnamed...

Two Shape-Shifting Robots Now Stranded for Eternity Inside Fukushima’s Radioactive Ruins

April 21, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Four years after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. is still at work trying to clean up the scene. This month TEPCO sent two specially-designed shape-shifting robots into the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor to assess the damage. The first of the unnamed...

China’s Sketchy App Stores Now Serve up iPhone Malware

November 6, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A US security company has raised the alarm about a new breed of malware that has infiltrated hundreds of thousands of Apple devices, including Macs and iPhones. But unless you’re downloading pirated software from Chinese app stores, you probably don’t have anything to worry about. The “Wirelurker” malware was flagged...