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White House exempts YouTube from privacy rules

The new Web site for Obama’s White House is already drawing attention from privacy activists and tech bloggers. While the initial focus has been on the site’s policies relating to search engine robots, a far more interesting tidbit has so far escaped the public eye: the White House has quietly exempted YouTube from strict rules relating to the use of cookies on federal agency Web sites.

The new White House Web site privacy policy promises that the site will not use long-term tracking cookies, complying with a decade-old rule prohibiting such user tracking by federal agencies. However, the privacy policy then reveals that Obama’s legal team has exempted YouTube from this rule (YouTube videos are embedded at various places around the White House Web site).

While the White House might not be tracking visitors, the Google-owned video sharing site is free to use persistent cookies to track the browsing behavior of millions of visitors to Obama’s home in cyberspace.

No other company has been singled out and rewarded with such a waiver.

Bush Cheney Obama Approval Ratings

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Obama’s Speech at the Lincoln Memorial

1/18/2009 Washington, D.C.

President-Elect Obama’s Speech at the Lincoln Memorial Today

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On the eve of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration and his own historic swearing-in as president, Barack Obama stood Sunday in front of the Lincoln Memorial, evoked the country’s heroes and heritage, and told the nation that “the dream of our founders will live on in time.”

Obama spoke during an afternoon celebration of his historic election, featuring musicians led by Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce as well as famous actors, all entertaining an estimated half-million people on the National Mall with songs and readings aimed at capturing the gravity of the moment.

Obama, the first black American to be elected president, looked out at the sea of people and told them,

“What gives me hope is what I see when I look out across this mall. For in these monuments are chiseled those unlikely stories that affirm our unyielding faith — a faith that anything is possible in America.”

Video: Barack Obama’s first official USAF flight

Q: So how does Barack Obama like his hamburger?
A: Medium well, cheddar cheese, dijon mustard, lettuce and tomato with salad and don’t hold the fries.

The historic flight from Chicago to Washington, DC was widely covered right up until he reached the cabin door, though National Geographic took over filming to witness President-Elect Obama’s first official trip to Washington aboard an Air Force C-32 (Boeing 757) aircraft on January 4th.


The clip was filmed as part of the Onboard Air Force One documentary being aired on January 25th at 8 PM/9 PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel.

(VIDEO)Joe Biden wife slip up on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Jill Biden told Oprah Winfrey that her husband was offered his choice of positions in Barack Obamas administration.

This video is from ABCs The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast Jan. 19, 2009.

Obama speaks about the upcoming Inauguration

1/17/09: Your Weekly Address

In his final weekly address before assuming office, President-elect Barack Obama speaks about the upcoming Inauguration activities.

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