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Obama Backs Changing Rules to Let Consumers Unlock Phones

The Obama administration said consumers should be allowed to unlock smartphones and tablet computers without risking criminal penalties, siding with critics of a ruling from the U.S. Library of Congress.


Obama proposes $1B for science, math teachers

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students' achievement in science, technology, engineering and math. The program to reward high-performing teachers with salary stipends is part of a long-term effort by President Barack Obama to encourage education in high-demand areas that hold the key to future economic growth - and to close the achievement gap between American students and their international peers.


Web passwords a thing of the past?

To minimize identity theft, the Obama administration is urging Internet companies to agree upon and adopt a standard, reliable identity-verification system that people can use for any website. Each person would choose one company, perhaps their e-mail service provider, to handle credentials for sensitive personal or financial information on other sites.


U.S. launches 'virtual' embassy for Iran

The Obama administration has opened a virtual embassy for Iran to encourage dialogue with the Iranian people.


Computer glitch forces redo of US visa lottery

A computer glitch corrupted the State Department's annual worldwide lottery for U.S. immigrant visas and the results will be scratched, the Obama administration said Friday, disappointing tens of thousands of would-be immigrants who were notified this year that they had won a chance to come and live legally in the United States....


Gov't. Said Poised to Create Online Privacy Watchdog

The Obama administration is expected to announce Internet privacy regulations as well as a new position to oversee what would be a more aggressive government involvement with the Internet, according to a published report.


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