How secure is your electronic vote?
November 3rd, 2012
12:09 PM ET
1 year ago

How secure is your electronic vote?

(CNN) - In an era when shadowy hackers can snatch secret government files and humble big businesses with seeming ease, it's an unavoidable question as Election Day approaches: When we go to the polls, could our very votes be at risk?

According to voting-security experts, the answer can be boiled down to a bit of campaign-speak: There are reasons for concern and there is work to be done but, by and large, we're better off now than we were four years ago.

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Filed under: 2012 • Voter Problems
On Twitter, a curious spike for Romney
This graph from the Twitter Counter analytics tool shows a big spike in Romney followers from July 20-23.
July 24th, 2012
12:06 PM ET
2 years ago

On Twitter, a curious spike for Romney

(CNN) - Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.

The Republican presidential nominee's account on the site, which had been gaining followers at a clip of about 3,000 to 4,000 a day, appears to have gained more than 116,000 followers Friday and another 24,000 on Saturday.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Twitter
Is Romney developing a Santorum 'Google problem'?
February 17th, 2012
04:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Is Romney developing a Santorum 'Google problem'?

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's "Google problem" is well documented.

Now, the former U.S. senator's chief political rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, appears to be joining him.

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Campaign-tech scorecard: How the candidates compare online
January 2nd, 2012
11:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaign-tech scorecard: How the candidates compare online

(CNN) - In 2012, a strong Web presence must be part of every political hopeful's strategy.

On the eve of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, the first official contest of this year's presidential campaign, we take a look at how the seven Republican hopefuls are presenting themselves in the digital world of social media.

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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Twitter
Twitter user unknowingly reported bin Laden attack
May 2nd, 2011
10:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Twitter user unknowingly reported bin Laden attack

(CNN) – As U.S. forces in Pakistan swooped in on Osama bin Laden on Sunday, at least one Twitter user was unknowingly reporting details of the raid.

Some of the first public accounts of the military operation that killed the terrorist leader came in the form of tweets from Sohaib Athar, an IT consultant in Abbottabad, the city where bin Laden was found.

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Filed under: 9/11 • Osama bin Laden • Twitter
FCC to vote Tuesday on 'net neutrality' rules
December 21st, 2010
07:56 AM ET
3 years ago

FCC to vote Tuesday on 'net neutrality' rules

(CNN) - The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Tuesday on a set of regulations designed to ensure that internet providers grant everyone equal access to the Web.

The "net neutrality" rules, proposed by the Obama administration, would be the government's biggest foray yet into one of the Web's fiercest debates.

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Filed under: President Obama