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.
The ex-South Carolina governor spoke at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an event that raises money for impoverished children. Haley joked she was invited because they wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test.