When it comes to worrying about online security, your opinions are split. But given the recent popularity of online privacy in the news from companies like Google and Facebook, it's possible the government could come up with a plausible solution.The initiative is aimed at increasing cybersecurity and gives authority to the U.S. Commerce Department — not the Department of Homeland Security or the National Security Agency, reinforcing that this security measure is aimed to protect US consumers and is not considered a national security measure or tracking system of any kind. Find out what you should expect, and when to expect it, after the break.
Who knows what the prez is discussing with Apple's head honcho, but I bet he'll walk away with one of those sparkly new MacBook Airs!
The president announced his appearance yesterday during the White House Science Fair, and you can catch the POTUS on Dec. 8, when he challenges the Mythbuster team to re-create an ancient Grecian solar-powered weapon called the Archimedes Solar Ray.
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And when they asked who was responsible for the tweets, he replied, "I think there's an official President's tweet, but some 20 year old is doing a lot of the tweeting."
He also dished about his phone choice (he's still rocking his Presidential BlackBerry in lieu of an iPhone), and he has a ton of songs on his iPod. "You name a song, I've got it," he says, although clarifies it does not contain any Justin Bieber.
To check out the clip (skip to the 1:10 mark to hear him talk about Twitter) after the break.
- Gail Simmons opens up about her role as hostess of Top Chef: Just Desserts. — Feast
- Tips for making homemade sausage. — Huffington Post Food
- Everything you need to know about Morimoto's new Napa restaurant. — Inside Scoop
- Be like Thomas Keller and make your own cured lemons. — Food Wishes
- How to refuse dessert politely. — Chow
- On a hot night, serve chilled cucumber soup for dinner. — The Epi-Log
- Anthony Bourdain is hosting a food writing contest. — Eater
- Catching up with the Food Network's Adam Gertler. — Serious Eats
- Find out how President Obama prefers his pizza slices. — Grub Street CHI
Who do you think will reach the 10 million fan mark first?
The stars gathered in Washington DC on Saturday night for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, where Jay Leno served as the evening's entertainment when President Obama wasn't cracking up the crowd himself. Jessica Simpson hit the red carpet in a bright yellow dress, while Scarlett Johansson arrived from LA with her politically active twin brother, Hunter. Jessica Alba wrapped up her duties as a Tribeca Film Festival juror to go with her husband Cash Warren, and Kim Kardashian wore her mother's vintage Valentino gown after deciding to put her hair up in a bun.
After the dinner were the post-parties, with the Bloomberg/Vanity Fair bash at the French Ambassador's residence bringing out celebs like Anna Kendrick and Glee's Matthew Morrison. Joe Simpson left Jessica's side to mingle with Jeremy Renner, who was linked to Jess just a few months ago. Jessica expressed her love for Michelle Obama but didn't have much to say about her current romantic status, commenting, "I have some situations that I am feeling out." She moved on to an event sponsored by People to join Gabourey Sidibe. Sex and the City 2's Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, meanwhile, posed together, while Justin Bieber caught up with "his girlfriend" Kim. Jessica managed to avoid a run-in with her ex Tony Romo, who got a head start on the good times Friday night at an event with his girlfriend Candice Crawford and her famous brother, Chace.
Sarah Jessica Parker was a lady in red on Thursday night as she headed to the White House in Washington DC to watch as President Obama handed out the year's Arts and National Humanities medals to twenty recipients. Bob Dylan and Clint Eastwood were among those who were being honored, and SJP looked happy to watch. She recently opened up about her low-key home beauty routine, but her fashion choice for the evening was a glam look from the Victoria Beckham Collection.
Easter's coming up this Sunday, everybody, which has some people asking — hey, why hasn't President Obama gone to church? Questions about unemployment, Iraq, or his latest trip overseas may seem more impending, but this is America, and people want to know why Obama hasn't been praying in public on Sundays.
Writing on Fox News, commentator Bill Sammon points out that Obama promised last May to choose a new house of worship in January, since his membership at Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United didn't really work out for him. Sammon writes:
But the president made no decision in January, February or March. And now, with Easter just days away, Obama has yet to reveal what church he may have chosen or when he might attend his first Sunday services as president.
I'm sure there's a bunch going on here, like a busy schedule (which includes trips to Middle Eastern mosques), and taking time to choose which church he'd like to bestow his security detail on. That being said, other presidents have made time to hit services. Maybe Obama's reluctant to go to church simply as a PR move?
Would you like to see Obama attend church, or are you prepared to mind your own business?