Republican Josh Hawley wants to investigate whether tech giants still deserve a liability protection they’ve enjoyed for decades, but policy experts say his efforts to hold Google and Twitter accountable could do more to harm small startups.
Security gaps similar to those found in Georgia’s system, though less porous, have been identified in Washington state, cyber experts say. North Carolina could be susceptible to fake registration updates sent by mail.
Voters had to wait as long as 4 1/2 hours to cast ballots in one Atlanta area polling place, one of many areas hit with problems with malfunctioning voting machines. Elsewhere, disinformation campaigns on social media sought to confuse citizens.
From reports of voter suppression tactics and voter fraud to problems with strict ID laws and early voting, Americans in states like TX, NC, KS, FL and others must navigate numerous general election issues.
Rapper Kanye West is televised in the Oval Office unwittingly entering his passcode to his iPhone. And the world learns that it is “000000,” a passcode so easy that Apple warns iPhone users against employing it.
California just enacted a law requiring police to obtain parental consent before taking DNA samples from minors during routine street stops. Many states have no such restrictions, allowing “DNA dragnets” of bystanders, including teenagers.
The Federal Election Commission reported Democratic and Republican party candidates don’t spend enough money defending campaigns from cyber threats, even when they’re aware of the dangers of getting hacked.
Already frustrated with Silicon Valley, senators sharply criticize Google for declining to attend hearing on foreign influence campaigns. Google wanted to send its general counsel, not Alphabet CEO Larry Page.
A bill that would help states like South Carolina modernize their voting machines has hit a snag on Capitol Hill. But the state’s senior U.S. senators aren’t sounding the alarm bells, despite the state election commission’s lack of funding for the ambitious project and a lawsuit accusing bureaucrats of not doing enough to ensure better safeguards.