Posts Tagged Computing and information technology

Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies

In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.

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Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

In this photo taken Thursday, April 3, 2014, Asana co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, left, and Justin Rosenstein, pose at the company's headquarters in San Francisco. Asana peddles software that combines the elements of a communal notebook, social network, instant messaging application and online calendar to enable teams of employees to share information and do most of their jobs without relying on email. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

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Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid

This product image provided by AsusTek Computer Inc. shows The Asus Padfone X. (AP Photo/AsusTek Computer Inc.)

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies often blend old products to give you something new.

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Social Security’s $300M IT project doesn’t work

This Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, shows the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can’t get it to work. And officials can’t say when it will.

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