In between reeling from the catastrophic failure of the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare and hiding climate scientists from Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump's administration found time on Tuesday to signal FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's garbage plan to destroy net neutrality has its full backing.
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The purge of US government employees that have scientific expertise continues. On Friday local time, the last three members of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) closed the door to their office for the final time. "Science division out. Mic drop," one of the employees tweeted.
Internet-fuelled conspiracy theories have plagued US politics over the last year and made voters on both sides of the aisle appear to be reactionary maniacs. But conspiracy theories can also be fun. And the entirely benign saga of red lights flashing in the windows of the second-floor residence of the White House is about as fun as these things get.
Following a ban of in cabin electronic devices that are "larger than a smartphone" on flights entering the US from locations in eight majority-Muslim countries, it appears the White House wants to expand its curious policy. This morning, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Fox News' Chris Wallace that he was considering applying the ban to all incoming international flights.
Remember the day after the US presidential inauguration? OK, we were hungover, too, but do you remember how Trump violated US federal records-keeping laws by illegally deleting his tweets? Turns out, the National Archives also heard about that and took action.
Tech titans like SpaceX's Elon Musk, Apple's Tim Cook and IBM's Gini Rometty have all met with President Trump during his first two months in office. But it was always under a cloud of suspicion about the true motives of tech's biggest names. We now have a hint about Phase II of Operation Tech Oligarchy.
The rusty-patched bumble bee was scheduled to be added to the endangered species list on Friday but The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that process will need to be reviewed due to an executive order from the president. Lobbyists who oppose the Endangered Species Act have celebrated the decision.
Remember the recent reports about how President Trump is still using his unsecured Android phone? Well, that situation just got scarier now that the White House's chief information security officer reportedly no longer has a job.
Concern over an apocalyptic asteroid strike has risen all the way to the top: The White House released a document this week detailing a strategy for National Near Earth Object (NEO) preparedness. Morgan Freeman would no doubt be proud.
Unlike the incoming administration, the Obama White House has been fairly consistent in its friendliness toward technology and Silicon Valley. Its latest attempt is no different, except this time it's going after the future leaders of America. That's right, teens: The White House wants you.
The White House has named Gregory Touhill to a new role designed to lead the charge against cyber-threats. Touhill will be the first-ever Chief Information Security Officer, the Obama Administration announced today, and will lead a team "who have been at the forefront of driving policy and implementation of leading cyber practices across federal agencies."
The White House just released new guidelines that detail how the US federal government will respond to large scale hacks, including details on how it gauges the significance of particular hacks. The new plan specifically deals with major cyber breaches "affecting the homeland, US capabilities, or US interests". It makes you wonder: What took them so long?
President Barack Obama has been pushing for more alternative energy initiatives during his time in the White House. He pledged to spend more on renewable energy research, attempted to get states to reduce carbon emissions, and even teamed up with perfect head of hair and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to curb greenhouse gas pollution. Thanks, Obama.
I've never been one for JFK assassination conspiracy theories. But I do love studying what movies the presidents watched. So while compiling the list of films that President Kennedy viewed while in the White House I was surprised to stumble on what seems like fuel for a new conspiracy theory. How did President Kennedy watch a home movie of his son's birthday a week after he was killed?
President George H. W. Bush hosted a star-studded screening of The Hunt for Red October at the White House on February 19, 1990. The guests included everyone from Tom Clancy and James Earl Jones to the CEO of Paramount and Colin Powell. Robert Gates was there, as was the director of the CIA, and men from the highest ranks of the Navy. But there are some guests who still remain a secret, even to this day.