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Be a Part of the Vote With Yahoo’s Elections Dashboard for IntoNow

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Yahoo is working to increase voter engagement in this year’s presidential election with their launch of the election dashboard for the IntoNow app. One of many news organizations bringing mobile and digital into the election, #Yahoo‘s dashboard, launching today, allows the electorate to interact with political news, coverage and debates in realtime. The app syncs […]

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America Underwater: 20 Images From a Week of Record Rains

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Workers survey damage after part of the Scenic Highway collapsed following heavy rains and flash flooding on April 30, 2014 in Pensacola, Florida. Image: Marianna Massey/Getty Images It’s been a week of wild weather across the United States: from crushing tornadoes to furious flooding, the calamity was relentless — and it’s only Thursday. If April showers […]

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Report Details Climate Change Effects on 289 National Parks

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Inmate firefighters walk along Highway 120 after a burnout operation as firefighters battle the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. on Aug. 25, 2013. Image: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press On July 2, the #National Park Service released a #report by two of its scientists that confirms that 289 of America’s parks and historic sites […]

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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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Why Zimbabwe Walked Before Chile at the Opening Ceremony

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Todd Lodwick of the United States carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter #Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.Image: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Finally, Zimbabwe gets its moment in the Olympic sun. During Friday’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony, athletes from 88 nations marched […]

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Russia Blocks Pro-Ukraine Groups on Social Media

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People gather during a rally in Kiev’s Independence Square on March 2, 2014. #Ukraine‘s new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military Sunday in the conflict between the two countries, warning that they were on the brink of disaster. Image: Sergei Chuzavkov/Associated Press As #Russia‘s military tightens its grip around […]

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