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By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, Aug 4, the long-term implications of top cybersecurity officials leaving the FBI. Later, lawmakers and scientists try to establish when someone may be too high to drive and the Trump administration gets blowback for proposing…
As the Trump administration grapples with cybersecurity concerns in the upcoming elections, it is also facing the loss of four top cybersecurity experts from the FBI. These exits could have a potentially long-term impact on strategy decisions for the division.
By Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press
As the midterm congressional primaries heat up, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be casting ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.
By Christina A. Cassidy, Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day, Associated Press
The committee is recommending that states make sure voting machines have paper audit trails and aren't capable of being connected to the internet. Senators also are pushing for better communication among the various U.S. intelligence agencies and federal, state and…
By Layla Quran
Security systems are often unable to detect this problem before the hack occurs, according to a new report.
By Hari Sreenivasan
This week, Google announced the discovery of three design flaws in processors of computers, tablets and smartphones that could let hackers access data. Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of CrowdStrike, tells Hari Sreenivasan about the vulnerabilities and what’s being done to address…
By Barbara Ortutay, Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
Leaders from the tech giant promised a Senate subcommittee they would do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by foreign nations.
By Joshua Barajas
But the biggest sore point for lawmakers appeared to be Equifax’s new $7.25 million contract with the Internal Revenue Service signed last month. Both sides of the aisle condemned the no-bid contract.
By Ken Sweet, Associated Press
The update comes as Equifax's former CEO, Richard Smith, who announced his retirement last month, will testify in front of Congress starting Tuesday.
In the our news wrap Thursday, Russia’s official news agency reported the U.S. and Russia are discussing the possibility of creating a cybersecurity working group. President Trump had raised a similar idea but backed off under heavy criticism. Also, the…
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