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Securing the vote: How ‘paper’ can protect US elections from foreign invaders – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorSecuring the vote: How 'paper' can protect US elections from foreign invadersChristian Science MonitorNovember 7, 2017 Washington—When Logan Lamb visited the website of Georgia's Center for Election Systems in Aug. 2016, what he found left him speechless. Although the cybersecurity researcher had no password or special authorization, he was able ...and … [Read more...]

5 things you need to know Tuesday – USA TODAY

USA TODAY5 things you need to know TuesdayUSA TODAYElection Day is here again, and while it may not have anywhere near the buzz as last year's presidential election, there is plenty at stake. Cities and states around the country will vote on local officials and issues Tuesday, while New Jersey and ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump forces high-wire act for Republican in Virginia governor’s race – Reuters

ReutersTrump forces high-wire act for Republican in Virginia governor's raceReutersThe Virginia governor's race, one of only two in the country this year, is being watched nationally by political observers looking for clues about next year's midterm elections, in which Democrats are seeking to seize one or both houses of Congress.and more » … [Read more...]

Democratic PAC Priorities USA budgeting $50 million for digital ads in 2018 – Washington Post

Washington PostDemocratic PAC Priorities USA budgeting $50 million for digital ads in 2018Washington PostSince the 2016 elections, Priorities USA has sought to remake itself into a permanent center of opposition to the Trump administration in hopes of helping the Democratic Party win back support it lost last year. The group merged with a nonprofit voting ...and more » … [Read more...]

Georgia Attorney General Won’t Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral Server – Gizmodo

GizmodoGeorgia Attorney General Won't Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral ServerGizmodoOn July 2, one day before the lawsuit was filed, Kemp wrote an editorial in USA Today calling the allegations the server had security holes “misinformation from the media or disgruntled partisans” and “fake news.” Per Slate, Kemp later blamed the ...and more » … [Read more...]

Senators threaten new rules if social media firms can’t stop Russian manipulation themselves – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSenators threaten new rules if social media firms can't stop Russian manipulation themselvesUSA TODAY"I must say, I don't think you get it," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told the attorneys at a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee focused on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "What we're talking about is a ...US lawmakers … [Read more...]

Despite Congressional testimony, Facebook still isn’t fully cooperating – USA TODAY

ReutersDespite Congressional testimony, Facebook still isn't fully cooperatingUSA TODAYThis week a Facebook executive testified before Congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The evidence is now overwhelming that Facebook, along with Google, Twitter, and other social media platforms, was central ...US senators hammer Facebook for power over … [Read more...]

Allegations of Russian meddling in US, Europe elections ‘fantasies’: Ifax cites foreign minister – Reuters

ReutersAllegations of Russian meddling in US, Europe elections 'fantasies': Ifax cites foreign ministerReuters“Without a single piece of proof, we are as you know being accused of meddling not only in the U.S. election, but also in those in European states,” the agency quoted Lavrov as telling a briefing at the Association of European Businesses in Russia ...Russia's Lavrov says … [Read more...]

Twitter bans Russia-backed outlets RT and Sputnik from advertising over election meddling – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTwitter bans Russia-backed outlets RT and Sputnik from advertising over election meddlingUSA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — After facing criticism for not taking Russian meddling in the U.S. election seriously enough, Twitter took one of the most aggressive moves yet, banning the Kremlin-backed Russia Today and Sputnik news outlets from advertising on the ...New Transparency For Ads on Twitter … [Read more...]

Sen. Jeff Flake says he will not seek re-election in 2018, citing nastiness of Trump-era politics – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSen. Jeff Flake says he will not seek re-election in 2018, citing nastiness of Trump-era politicsUSA TODAYOnly one other senator from Arizona served just a single six-year term: Republican Ralph Cameron, who was elected in 1920 and ousted by Hayden in the 1926 election. Contributing: Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, and Eliza Collins, USA TODAY.and more » … [Read more...]

Russian hacking didn’t alter election – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRussian hacking didn't alter electionUSA TODAYDonald Trump won the 2016 election — and it wasn't because of the Russians. After more than a year of extensive investigations, there is not one iota of evidence the election results were hacked or otherwise successfully manipulated by the Russians or ...Facebook pushes ad overhaul before 2018 US election: … [Read more...]

Russian meddling in 2018 elections may prove difficult for Congress to stop – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRussian meddling in 2018 elections may prove difficult for Congress to stopUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — With congressional elections just a year away, lawmakers are scrambling to stop Russia from hacking state election systems and using social media to create chaos and uncertainty among voters. But Congress may be stymied by its ...Senate Intelligence Heads Warn That Russian Election … [Read more...]

USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Despite economic optimism, Americans worry about Trump and the future – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Despite economic optimism, Americans worry about Trump and the futureUSA TODAYAs Trump approaches the one-year anniversary of his election next month, his underwater approval ratings and the public's anxiety hold perils for his presidency. They embolden his critics and make it harder for him to push legislative proposals such as ...and more » … [Read more...]

‘Trump dossier’ on Russia links now part of special counsel’s probe: sources – Reuters

The Guardian'Trump dossier' on Russia links now part of special counsel's probe: sourcesReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating whether Russia tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election has taken over FBI inquiries into a former British spy's dossier of allegations of Russian financial and personal links to President Donald ...Top Senate intelligence duo: Russia … [Read more...]

Facebook: 10 million people saw Russia-backed election ads – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFacebook: 10 million people saw Russia-backed election adsUSA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says 10 million people saw Russia-linked advertising that sought to sway the U.S. presidential election. Forty-four percent of the ads were seen before the election, the rest after the election. About 25% of the ads were never ...Russian Facebook ads showed a black woman firing a rifle, amid … [Read more...]

Supreme Court justice holds key vote on districts drawn to help parties – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSupreme Court justice holds key vote on districts drawn to help partiesUSA TODAYNow comes a new case from Wisconsin, one of the most purple states in the 2016 presidential election. President Trump won the state by a single percentage point. But thanks to maps drawn by Republicans in 2011, the GOP emerged with a 64-35 advantage ...and more » … [Read more...]

Twitter removed 200 Russian accounts that targeted Facebook users during election – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTwitter removed 200 Russian accounts that targeted Facebook users during electionUSA TODAYMore: Follow USA TODAY Money and Tech on Facebook. Facebook has come under harsh scrutiny over its disclosure that Russians bought thousands of ads to spread inflammatory messages during and since the presidential election. It's turning those ads ...Reddit may be probed over its role in … [Read more...]

‘Year late & bad info’: California says DHS falsely accused Russia of hacking its voting systems – RT

RT'Year late & bad info': California says DHS falsely accused Russia of hacking its voting systemsRTThe DHS' mistake in California is the second time in a week that the department's credibility has come into question, as it was forced to backtrack earlier this week on its claim that Russian hackers attempted to hack Wisconsin's election infrastructure.and more » … [Read more...]