John Paczkowski

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Guess This Makes Him a Dis-Appointee

vivekkundrajpgObama appointee Vivek Kundra’s new job as chief information officer has gotten off to an inauspicious start. After just a week on the job, Kundra is taking a leave of absence following an FBI raid on the District office he previously led. Yusuf Acar, a D.C. government official who previously worked for Kundra, was arrested on bribery charges this week (affidavit). Kundra has not been implicated in the alleged wrongdoings, nor is he being investigated. But the fact that these charges have been leveled at all would seem to, you know, raise questions about his management approach. Certainly, the White House–now gun shy after the Daschle debacle–isn’t taking any chances. In a statement on the matter, the administration, which often stresses the importance of government ethics, said Kundra had been placed on leave out of “an abundance of caution.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik