Tim Fernholz

Tim Fernholz covers state, business and society for Quartz.
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Who Left a Gigantic US Voter Database Sitting Naked on the Internet?

December 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An unsecured database containing information on more than 190 million U.S. voters has been floating around the Internet, and nobody seems to know how it got there. That’s a troubling sign as political campaigns become increasingly dependent on collecting, analyzing, and utilizing personal voter information. Internet researcher Chris Vickery found...

Hillary Clinton is America’s Most-admired Woman for a Record 20th Year

December 29, 2015 For the 14th consecutive year and the 20th year overall, Hillary Clinton is the woman whom Americans are likely to say they admire most—a record for anyone, male or female, in the the open-ended poll conducted by Gallup annually since 1948. The most admired man in 2015 is Clinton’s erstwhile...

25% of Trump’s Political Spending Goes to His Own Companies

December 29, 2015 “It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it,” Donald Trump told Fortune in 2000, during his first abortive run for president. He was referring to a $1 million motivational speaking deal he got from Tony Robbins that he timed to...

Clinton Has a Plan to Cure Alzheimer’s

December 23, 2015 Millions of Americans are celebrating Christmas or using the holiday period to visit family, and will be forced to confront reality: Their relatives are getting old, and someone has to take care of them. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is carefully prepared to capitalize on those holiday anxieties, rolling out a plan...

The Latest SpaceX Launch Could be Make or Break for Elon Musk

December 21, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The latest SpaceX rocket is sitting on a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying 11 Orbcomm communications satellites—and a lot of Elon Musk’s biggest aspirations. Lift-off is expected just after 8:30 p.m. EST. You can watch a live video of it here or at SpaceX’s website. Tonight’s launch may...

Bernie Sanders Has His Own Computer Scandal: A Data Breach Exposed Hillary’s Secret Info

December 18, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For thirty minutes on Wednesday (Dec. 16), a few staffers working on Bernie Sanders’ campaign accidentally stumbled onto a presidential campaign cheat code: A software glitch revealed information about people Hillary Clinton’s team expects to vote in the presidential primaries, and which candidate they are expected to support. The consequences...

GOP Hopefuls Touted Big Government As a Cure For Terror Fears

December 16, 2015 The Republican presidential candidates debating on CNN Tuesday fit right in with the trailer for Michael Bay’s Benghazi techno-thriller that all too briefly interrupted their squabbles: They were stoked for big, explosive government to take over and blow voters’ fears away. Following the San Bernardino attacks, the candidates were happy...

DARPA Kills Program That Would Have Launched Satellites with Fighter Jets

December 1, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. military research lab that funds some of the most important (and terrifying) scientific work out there is scrapping a program that would have launched satellites with fighter jets, after the next-generation rocket fuel involved turned out to be a little too explosive. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects...

The US Military Just Ditched Plans to Launch Satellites with F-15s

November 30, 2015 The US military research lab that funds some of the most important (and terrifying) scientific work out there is scrapping a program that would have launched satellites with fighter jets, after the next-generation rocket fuel involved turned out to be a little too explosive. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Congress Has Passed the First American Space Law for Asteroid Mining

November 11, 2015 For aspiring asteroid miners—there are more than you think—the challenges of extracting metals from the inner solar system go beyond the fuss of getting prospecting platforms into space. There areimportant legal considerations, too. Existing space laws were written for governments, since at the time of their writing, governments were the...

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