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Senate: Obama Admin. wasn't prepared to handle Russian interference

Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report (PDF) detailing the Obama administration's response to Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. The report says the Obama
Senator Warner Says FTC Not Doing Enough on Sale of Browsing Data

Senator Warner Says FTC Not Doing Enough on Sale of Browsing Data

Warner's comments come after a Motherboard and PCMag investigation found antivirus Avast selling browsing data to Home Depot, Google, and other companies.
Senate Impeachment Trial Has Bored Republican and Democrat Senators Alike

Senate Impeachment Trial Has Bored Republican and Democrat Senators Alike

The Democrat House impeachment managers on Friday concluded a third day of opening arguments, with evidence suggesting that, so far, impeachment has been boring Republicans, Democrats, and journalists

2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise

It’s no secret that I hate predictions — not least because the security field changes rapidly, making it difficult to know what’s next. But given what we know about the past year, we can make some
Amy Klobuchar Unveils Plan to Ensure Secure Elections as President

Amy Klobuchar Unveils Plan to Ensure Secure Elections as President

Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) released a plan Monday that describes how she would secure elections against cyber and disinformation threats should she be elected president.

Senate bill aims to make user data 'portable' across social networks

Three senators think they have a way to address some of the antitrust concerns around social media companies. Today, Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and Richard Blumenthal
Checking in on the state of ISAs

Checking in on the state of ISAs

Income share agreements (ISAs) rose to public awareness this year — if measured in press articles and discussion on “VC Twitter” — after several years of niche experimentation among a small community
Burr: Senate Intel Will ‘Get To The Bottom’ Of Trump Ukraine Allegations

Burr: Senate Intel Will ‘Get To The Bottom’ Of Trump Ukraine Allegations

The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that they will continue looking into allegations made by an...

U.S. security experts admit China’s 5G dominance, push for public investment

U.S. security experts are conceding that China has won the race to develop and deploy the 5G telecommunications infrastructure seen as underpinning the next generation of technological advancement and
Fitton: Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump

Fitton: Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump

Judicial Watch has made public 90 pages of heavily redacted DJJ documents showing Obama State Department officials’ efforts to disseminate classified information prior to Trump’s inauguration.
Most Powerful Person in the World Meets Donald Trump

Most Powerful Person in the World Meets Donald Trump

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday. And while Zuck didn’t bother to mention the meeting on any of his social media channels,
Donald Trump Meets with Mark Zuckerberg at White House

Donald Trump Meets with Mark Zuckerberg at White House

Donald Trump met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the White House. Trump revealed the meeting on Twitter and Facebook after it happened, despite it not being on his public schedule.
Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

The comments follow Motherboard’s investigation into how DMVs are selling drivers’ data.
Experts Say Law Should Change to Stop DMVs From Selling Your Personal Data

Experts Say Law Should Change to Stop DMVs From Selling Your Personal Data

Motherboard found that DMVs across the country are selling personal data likely without drivers’ knowledge, including to private investigators.

Intelligence Committee releases heavily redacted report on 2016 election hacking

Today the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released Vol. 1 of its report (PDF) on Russian attempts at election hacking in 2016. However, much of the information in it has already been
Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016 election hacking campaign, Senate report confirms

Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016 election hacking campaign, Senate report confirms

Russian hackers probed election systems in all 50 states, a new Senate report confirmed Thursday. The report comes one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller told Congress that the Russian

What politicians are getting wrong about fixing higher education

From Capitol Hill to the Democratic presidential debates, the drumbeat for new approaches to higher education is getting louder.
Mark Warner Holding Up Long Line Of Senators Waiting For Diving Board At D.C. Reflecting Pool

Mark Warner Holding Up Long Line Of Senators Waiting For Diving Board At D.C. Reflecting Pool

WASHINGTON—Shivering in his swimsuit as he peered down at the water below, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) reportedly held up a long line of senators Friday as they waited for the diving board at the
Former congressman whose campaign was charged with election fraud running for Senate

Former congressman whose campaign was charged with election fraud running for Senate

One-term Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA)’s 2018 re-election campaign did not go well. But despite a series of ethical scandals and unpopular votes that led to his defeat in a Republican-leaning House
Fresh Off Staffer’s Election Fraud Indictment, Scott Taylor Runs For Senate

Fresh Off Staffer’s Election Fraud Indictment, Scott Taylor Runs For Senate

Two months after a staffer on his unsuccessful reelection campaign was indicted for election fraud, former Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA)...