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George Washington

Obama and Tech: Four More Chronological Years, 500 tech years

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The peaceful transition of power is an enduring, unique and wondrous attribute of American Democracy.  Students of history know that back in 1796, when President George Washington decided to decline running for a third term, he wrote a letter to America entitled: "The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States on his declining of the Presidency of the United States."  President Washington's retirement paved the way for a vicious political battle between the Federalists, who favored John Adams and the Jeffersonians who were eponymously named for their candidate.

FCC

F.C.C. Details Cellphone Problems

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Cellphone calls in the Northeast region were continuing to fail Wednesday because one-quarter of the transmission sites in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy were knocked out and many of those are not expected to come back online for several days at least, government officials said. Read the rest of the story in the New York […]

Robocall!

Election Robocalls: It’s On

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With the presidential election a month away, robocalls are in full swing for both candidates. For both political parties, actually. On the national level. On the state level. For all sorts of voting issues. Oh, it’s on. You know the drill—you get home from work, sit down to relax… and your phone rings. Some people […]

YouTube

YouTube wants you to tell on publishers without closed captions

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YouTube reached out to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community with an interesting proposition a few days ago: The site is asking users to let them know about publishers whose videos don’t have any subtitles, but should. The initiative comes in response to a FCC rule that came into effect earlier this month, mandating that all […]

AT&T

AT&T will be slapped with net neutrality complaint over FaceTime blocking

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Free Press, Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute have informed AT&T that they intend to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the wireless carrier for violating network neutrality rules. The complaint will address Ma Bell’s plan to keep certain subscribers from using Apple’s FaceTime video calling on the […]