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WhiteHouse.gov Root Password Handed Over to Obama Administration, Website Relaunched

To the keys to the nuclear arsenal, we now add one more technological weapon that is handed over to the incoming president at exactly noon every Inauguration Day: the root password to WhiteHouse.gov.

Before Barack Obama even finished taking the oath of office, the White House site switched over to the Obama administration's version. Macon Phillips, who identified himself as the director of new media for the White House, wrote a post describing the features of the new site.

Read full story: New York Times

Updates:  UPDATED Jan 20, 2009 1:53 PM PST
Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov Macon Phillips, White House New Media Director, Jan.20.2009
change.gov Becomes whitehouse.gov Tim O'Reilly, Jan.20.2009
Obama's Whitehouse.gov launches, with some glitches Declan McCullagh, CNet, Jan.20.2009
The country's new robots.txt file Jason Kottke, Jan.20.2009

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