Faster Forward: Politics and Policy


Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/16/2011

MeriTalk awards honor good, simple IT ideas

MeriTalk announced the winner of its Merit Awards.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Amazon, California lawmakers strike a tax deal

Amazon.com struck a deal with California legislative leaders to ward off an online sales tax for up to a year. No word yet on whether Gov. Jerry Brown agrees.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy, Online shopping

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/24/2011

WikiLeaks crowdsources to pull gems from latest doc dump

WikiLeaks has asked its Twitter followers to use the #wlfind

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cybersecurity, Politics and Policy, International

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/24/2011

WikiLeaks releases thousands of new cables

WikiLeaks has released thousands of new cables dealing with China and Libya.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and Policy

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/16/2011

President Obama can now be ‘mayor’ on Foursquare, too

The White House announced on its blog Monday night that it has joined the check-in service Foursquare.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Politics and policy

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Anonymous strikes again, takes over Syrian Defense Ministry Web site

Anonymous has struck again, this time accessing the Web site of the Syrian Ministry of Defense and posting a statement Monday decrying the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Newt Gingrich’s Twitter follower count under scrutiny

An anonymous source says that the presidential hopeful has paid for his Twitter followers, but others — and Gingrich -- disagree

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy, Twitter, Social networking

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Apple has more cash on hand than the U.S. Treasury

The Treasury Department said that it has an operating balance of $73.8 billion, compared with Apple's $76.2 billion in cash

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Politics and Policy

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Anonymous, LulzSec: ‘Your threats to arrest us are meaningless’

Anonymous and LulzSec to FBI: ‘Your threats to arrest us are meaningless’

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Politics and policy

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Copyright alerts could be headed to your inbox

ISPs have agreed to send user alerts to suspected pirates

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:43 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Twitter, security and censorship

Fox News’s Twitter account was hacked over the weekend — should Twitter have stepped in sooner?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:13 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Politics and Policy

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Supreme Court: Books as ‘interactive’ as video games

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Calif. law banning merchants from selling violent video games to children.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Politics and policy

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Serious games to be featured at Tech@State conference

Socially conscious games take front at center at State Dept. conference

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Politics and Policy

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Twitpic dust-up calls attention to confusion over online photo rights

Twitpic is facing backlash over a tweak to its terms of service for online photo rights.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and Policy

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/05/2011

White House hosts student webinar on Osama bin Laden’s death

The White House will take to the Web today to talk about Osama bin Laden’s death with students and teachers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy, Digital culture

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Cyber attack was large-scale, Sony says

Hacked firm implies Anonymous may have had something to do with first breach.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:03 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Security, Politics and Policy

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Government may use Facebook, Twitter for terror alerts

The federal government to tap social networks for new alerts, the Associated Press reports.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media, Politics and policy

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/25/2011

DUI app makers respond to senators

Makers of the DUI-checkpoint apps are defending themselves after senators criticized the apps as being “harmful to the public safety.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy, Apple, Google, RIM, Mobile