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Suicide attack targets U.S. consulate vehicle in Pakistan

September 4, 2012 An SUV transporting U.S. consulate employees in Peshawar, Pakistan was rammed into by a suicide bomber in an SUV packed with explosives on Monday morning, according to reports. Pakistan's Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain originally reported the deaths of two Americans in the attack, but State Department officials denied that. Four ...

Man who threatened Obama greeted authorities with a shotgun

August 22, 2012 A Washington man was arrested on Tuesday for threatening President Obama in emails sent to the F.B.I. When Secret Service agents went to his house to arrest him, he charged at them with a shotgun in hand. Anton Caluori lives in Federal Way, Washington. Caluori sent a threatening email to ...

Ann Romney is headlining the first night of the Republican National Convention

August 20, 2012 Ann Romney is going to be named the headlining speaker for the first night of the Republican National Convention on Monday, according to a new report from CNN's Mark Preston. The previously announced convention speakers are all familiar GOP names, like John McCain, Condoleezza Rice, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, ...

Twitter adds a glass ceiling for app developers

August 17, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The biggest takeaway from Twitter's new API announcement is they're trying to phase out third-party clients eventually, but for now they're just setting a glass ceiling to stop them from growing. On Thursday evening, Twitter unveiled the guidelines for the new API they're calling V1.1. Most of the additions are ...

Apple's reconsidering their security measures after epic hack

August 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple is reconsidering their security policies after hackers managed to exploit a hole in their password reset verification process to wipe Mat Honan's personal computer, iPad, and iPhone, hack into his email account and from there access his personal Twitter, and Gizmodo's Twitter. On Saturday, we told you about Honan's ...

What it feels like to get hacked

August 6, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Getting hacked is becoming more and more common, especially if you work in media. Gizmodo and Reuters were both hacked on Friday. Thanks to ex-Gizmodo writer Mat Honan, we know what the horror of slowly realizing you've lost control of your entire tech existence feels like. Gizmodo's Twitter account was ...

Breaking down the Apple-Twitter investment rumors

July 31, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Yesterday we told you about the New York Times' report that Apple and Twitter had engaged in talks about a potentially huge investment, but as other news organizations looked into it the excitement over the story quickly disappeared. The Times' Nick Bilton and Evelyn Rusli reported that Apple had talked ...

Apple and Twitter might be getting into bed together

July 30, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple and Twitter have a great relationship. Their relationship is so great, in fact, that Apple executives have spoken with Twitter about making an investment somewhere in the hundreds of millions of dollars range. The New York Times' Nick Bilton and Evelyn M Rusli report the two companies have had ...

Obama and Romney's dueling Olympic strategies

July 25, 2012 We are days away from the Olympics, and we'll be seeing a lot of at least one presidential candidate's face while we watch the pole vault. The other's getting in his time with the public before the opening ceremony starts. Read more on The Atlantic Wire.

Al Franken doesn't like Facebook's facial recognition software

July 19, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Everyone gets freaked about technology sometimes, screaming "Skynet is coming! Skynet is coming!" even though we know that's not true. Facial recognition software freaks people out ("The machines can recognize us!" they say), and today Facebook sparred with congress over their new software. Al Franken got all up in Facebook's ...