Category Archives: Technology

Yahoo Tries to Shift the Blame in Transparency Report

Months after the breach of 500 million accounts and reports of email scanning for U.S. intelligence, Yahoo took the opportunity to make something clear: They won’t hide that they’re working with the government. And they’re saying it’s the U.S. government’s turn to come clean. The digital platform

What’s Next for The @POTUS Twitter Handle?

On Monday afternoon, the White House blog announced the protocol for the first official transition process between presidencies for the social media accounts. As the first president to have a true social media presence, Obama has transformed the way the president connects to constituents. The

Twitter Killed The Vine Star

On Thursday, Twitter announced the shutdown of short-form video app Vine and the internet blew up in outrage. This came just as Twitter announced they’ve cut 9 percent of their employees (roughly 350 people) along with announcing their Q3 earnings. According to The Verge, these

No, Trump TV Doesn’t Already Exist. But, Here’s What it Might Look Like.

On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Fireside Chat,” a regular radio broadcast that helped define his presidency. The Fireside Chat marked a turning point in presidential communication.  Roosevelt’s experiment didn’t set an immediate precedent. Eventually, President Ronald Reagan picked up the practice again, delivering

RCFP Introduces a Wiki for FOIA

Any good reporter knows that Wikipedia is not a reliable source. You can look up basic information, check the references, and confirm the facts for yourself. But you cannot embarrass yourself by telling a colleague that you found something out from Wikipedia. You’re a journalist

Need to Register to Vote? There’s an App for That

Sometimes, getting a friend to do something is as easy as saying “plz.” VotePlz is a new app geared towards helping smooth the process of getting millennials registered to vote, getting them to the voting booths, and having them spread the word to their friends as well.