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  • Clinton campaign breached by hackers

    Clinton campaign breached by hackers

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. Clinton’s campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill confirmed the hack in a statement. “An analytics data program maintained by the DNC, and used by our campaign and a number of other entities, was accessed as part of the DNC hack. Our campaign computer… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August

    It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next month, according to an invitation letter obtained by BuzzFeed. Cook, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund as a private citizen, not as an Apple rep, will be joined… Read More

  • Tech reacts to Clinton’s DNC speech

    Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was delivered in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s speech at last week’s Republican National Convention. Here are 10 quick takeaways from technology investors, executives and founders. Read More

  • Donald Trump irresponsibly asks Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails

    Donald Trump irresponsibly asks Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to steal some of the Democratic Party’s spotlight during the Democratic Convention with yet another puzzling declaration. At a press conference in Florida today, Trump invited Russia (yes, the entire country of Russia) to hack into Hillary Clinton’s inbox and release “the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” Read More

  • What the NTSB knows about the fatal Tesla crash, so far

    What the NTSB knows about the fatal Tesla crash, so far

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on the fatal crash involving a 2015 Tesla Model S and a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck in Williston, Florida in May. Unfortunately, the report yields no major new insights. The report confirms that the driver of the Tesla was going 74 miles per hour just prior to the crash, and on a highway where the speed limit was… Read More

  • Did Russian government hackers leak the DNC emails?

    Did Russian government hackers leak the DNC emails?

    By now, it’s pretty clear that Russian hackers are responsible for breaches of the Democratic National Committee networks that occurred last summer and in April of this year — several forensic security firms have found evidence that traces the breach back to Russia. Now that DNC emails harvested during the breaches are starting to appear on Wikileaks, pundits are speculating… Read More

  • A Florida judge has ruled that Bitcoin isn’t money

    A Florida judge has ruled that Bitcoin isn’t money

    Ever since it moved into the mainstream Bitcoin has had a bit of an identity crisis. Mainly because no one is really sure whether it should be considered money or property. The IRS says it’s property for tax purposes, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission says it’s a commodity, and most Bitcoin advocates like to say it’s the world’s most advanced… Read More

  • NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

    NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

    2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Read More

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