Here's One Early Proposal For Obama's Presidential Library In Chicago

Obama's nearing the end of his second term, which means talk is turning towards where he'll be setting up camp post-presidency. The location of his presidential library is being hotly contested, with Chicago, New York City, and Honolulu all vying for the prize. Here's one proposal for locating it in Bronzeville,… » 7/01/14 4:40pm 7/01/14 4:40pm

Is Obama Already Watching Next Season's TV?

Is President Obama already watching the next episode of True Detective? Does he already know how Homeland ends? What about Sons of Anarchy? An interesting but entirely speculative article published in the L.A. Times suggests that, yes, the leader of the free world has early access to episodes of popular TV shows that… » 2/17/14 3:40pm 2/17/14 3:40pm

Bloomberg Businessweek's Obamacare Cover Is Perfect

In case you haven't noticed, it's been kind of a rough year in Washington. And it's especially rough for one guy in particular. Freshly inaugurated and Instagram-friendly, President Obama promised a new, tech-savvy future for America. The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek pretty much sums up how that's working… » 10/31/13 9:29am 10/31/13 9:29am

The Army's Cybersecurity Training Videos Are Embarrassing and Sad

For the past few years, the government's been relentless about making the American people respect the importance of cybersecurity. Obama's given speeches, written newspaper columns, and issued executive orders to drive that point home. This is serious business! So why are the Army's own instructional videos so silly? » 10/16/13 5:23pm 10/16/13 5:23pm

Obama Will Reform Spy Programs But Won't Call Snowden a Patriot

President Obama announced a series of reforms to the country's surveillance practices on Friday at his first full press conference in nearly three months. The actions the administration is taking are many, and there's still a lot that's up in the air. One thing's for sure, though. Obama does not think Edward Snowden… » 8/09/13 4:03pm 8/09/13 4:03pm

Want To Know Everything About Everyone? Work the Prism For Palantir!

"I applied for a writer job at Palantir," a California journalist tells Front! "They specialize in using artificial intelligence to analyze data, something like that. My [Republican friend] works there. I have a few tidbits from the hiring process—they are sort of menacing, in retrospect." It's apparently a tough… » 6/07/13 5:58pm 6/07/13 5:58pm

Obama's Now Picking Foreign Targets for a Future Cyberwar

What a week ol' Barry's been having in Washington! First, there was that scoop about the NSA spying on all the Verizon customers. Then, there was this PRISM scandal about how intelligence agencies are basically spying on everyone all the time. Now, there's news that he's making a hitlist of foreign countries to hit… » 6/07/13 5:23pm 6/07/13 5:23pm

Why Is Anyone Surprised That the Government Spies on Us?

Everybody from Tea Party patriots to left wing weirdos are up in arms over PRISM, the government's ultra secret surveillance program that's been reading Americans' emails, listening to their phone calls and raking through their Internet data—among other things—since 2007. Details of the program exploded onto the… » 6/07/13 3:48pm 6/07/13 3:48pm

A Sea of Cell Phones, Snapping Pics of the First Couple During the…

In the background of this photo, the Commander-in-Chief and his lovely wife are dancing to Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" for the Inauguration Ball slow dance. But you can't really tell. What you see is a swarm of arms and cell phones angling to snap a picture of the first couple in an intimate moment seen by… » 1/22/13 9:05am 1/22/13 9:05am