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Aug 30 2022
On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk filed another notice of his intent to cancel his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter.
Musk says he has new justifications to walk away from his deal due to disclosures from Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, Twitter's former security chief. Zatko alleged earlier this month that Twitter had engaged in "extreme, egregious efficiencies" related to security, privacy andThe Verge CNBC Fox Business
Dec 19 2020
On Saturday, President Donald Trump said China "may" have been behind a wide series of cyberattacks on the U.S. government, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged on Friday that the attack was done by Russia. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said Thursday the hack compromised federal agencies and "critical infrastructure." Pompeo was the first governmentNPR (Online News) Fox News (Online News) Washington Post
Jul 12 2023
The State Department confirmed Wednesday that a number of employee emails were compromised in a hack stemming from China.
Details: On Tuesday, Microsoft released a report detailing that “China-based” hackers “gained access to email accounts affecting approximately 25 organizations including government agencies as well as related consumer accounts of individuals likely associated withWall Street Journal (News) New York Times (News) Washington Times
Jun 17 2021
President Joe Biden traversed Europe over the past week, meeting with multiple foreign leaders in the first international trip of his administration. He met with the leaders of the G7 nations in the United Kingdom last week; some big stories were their commitment to sending 1 billion vaccine doses to needy countries, and their call for an independent investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic'sAllSides Staff
Jul 22 2019
Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency with over 800 million customers worldwide, will pay up to $700 million to settle claims that they did not sufficiently secure their networks. As a result, hundreds of millions of names, dates of birth and social security numbers were subjected to hackers.Newsmax (News) CNN (Online News) USA TODAY
Apr 11 2019
British police arrested Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London on charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.Bloomberg The Guardian Fox News (Online News)
Nov 13 2020
Claims of voter fraud have been a constant theme around the 2020 presidential election, as President Donald Trump continues to claim the race was manipulated in favor of projected winner Joe Biden. Government cybersecurity officials released a statement Thursday calling the 2020 election "the most secure in American history."
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Mar 21 2022
Citing “evolving intelligence” that Russia was “exploring options for potential cyberattacks,” President Joe Biden on Monday urged the private sector to “harden your cyber defenses immediately.”
Biden’s statement pointed to a White House fact sheet titled “Act Now to Protect Against Potential Cyberattacks,” which urged companies to adopt multi-factor authentication, offline data backupsPolitico New York Post (News) Axios
Sep 24 2021
A Republican-led audit of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County, Arizona has reportedly confirmed President Joe Biden's victory.
The original county vote totals showed Biden winning by 45,109 votes; the audit and hand recount reportedly found that Biden won by 45,469 votes. The audit was spurred by former President Donald Trump's claims that voter fraud andThe Hill HuffPost National Review (News)
Jun 08 2022
Have legislators found common ground on cryptocurrency?
Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation Tuesday to create a regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency markets. It's the first major bipartisan cryptocurrency legislation, and would classify digital assets as commodities like gold and natural gas. If the bill passes, the CommodityTime Magazine CNBC The Epoch Times