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Grindr CEO: 100 Percent of My Audience Does Not Have Equality

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The creators of Grindr, a gay dating app, are sending a call to action to Americans. #Grindr is hoping to steer its 1,558,031 U.S. users — all of legal voting age — toward ballot boxes this year, in what’s bound to be an historic election. The app’s community of 4 million users is unique. There […]

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PRISM Gives Russia Great Excuse to Step Up War on Social Media

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Governments love to use the actions of their enemies to help push their own agendas. Alarmed by reports that American spies are gathering data from popular web services, Ilya Kostunov — a lawmaker from Vladimir Putin’s United #Russia party in the lower house of #government — says he wants state officials to stop using U.S. […]

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6 Cybersecurity Measures for Your Business

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Jonathan Cogley is founder and CEO of Thycotic Software, a leading Washington, D.C. security software firm. Follow the company @Thycotic. In August, the Senate voted down the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 with a vote of 52-46, just shy of the 60 votes it needed to pass. The bill was an effort to ensure hackers couldn’t […]

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Obama and Romney Break Email’s Golden Rules

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Amid all the hoopla around politicians using #social media platforms to engage voters, the Obama and Romney campaigns are still employing a stalwart communication tool: #email. The problem, however, is that both campaigns constantly break the golden rules of email, to the frustration of many. What’s This About? First, there are the subject lines, which […]

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City of Palo Alto Opens Its Arms to Open Government

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#Palo Alto, Calif., is already well known as a global center of technology innovation, with companies from Google to Facebook having once called it home. However, the city itself hasn’t fully embraced technology’s potential to disrupt local government — until now. The city of Palo Alto is announcing Tuesday the launch of a new #open […]

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YouTube to Live Stream Presidential Debates

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For the first time ever, YouTube will be live streaming the 2012 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates, starting with the first debate on Wednesday. In partnership with ABC News, web users can watch all four of the debates with President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney via #YouTube Elections Hub and the ABC […]

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DNC’s Twitter Victory Not Won on Level Playing Field

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Michelle Obama’s ability to inspire nearly twice as many tweets per minute as Republican nominee #Mitt Romney during her Democratic National Convention speech Tuesday night may have been due to more than being “personal and real.” The first lady had a home turf advantage. Democrats are significantly more likely than Republicans or independents to say […]

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Genome Hunters Go After Martian DNA

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Two high-profile entrepreneurs say they want to put a #DNA sequencing machine on the surface of #Mars in a bid to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. In what could become a race for the first extraterrestrial genome, researcher J. Craig Venter said Tuesday that his Maryland academic institute and company, Sythentic Genomics, would develop […]

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Ustream and Video the Vote Encourage Voters to Film Election Day Injustice

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All you need is a smartphone and an eye for injustice to help protect democracy. Video the Vote is collaborating with #Ustream in a nationwide project aiming to get video documentation of any examples of voter suppression and disenfranchisement on Election Day 2012. Video the Vote formed in 2006 in response to what it calls […]

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Why American presidents aren’t bilingual anymore

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President Obama makes a speech at the Democratic National Committee on June 17, 2014. Image: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/Associated Press Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. What do you call someone who only speaks one #language? American. That old joke highlights America’s […]

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