June 2017

Tech Dirt: As A New Wave Of Cyberattacks Rolls Out, Rep. Ted Lieu Asks What The NSA's Going To Do About It

Leaked NSA exploits have now been the basis for two massive cyberattacks. The first -- Wannacry -- caught hospitals and other critical infrastructure across several nations in the crossfire, using a tool built on the NSA's ETERNALBLUE exploit backbone. The second seems to be targeting Ukraine, causing the same sort of havoc but with a couple of particularly nasty twists.

Easy Reader News: Ted Lieu talks Trumpcare, jobs package in Facebook Live stream

Ted Lieu knows how to catch attention. Clad in a red, white and blue “Trump-Putin 2016” shirt, the Democratic Congressman from California’s 33rd District took to Facebook Live for 20 minutes on Thursday to answer constituent questions, with a focus on the Affordable Health Care Act, otherwise known as Trumpcare.

Lieu, a critic of President Donald Trump’s policies and habits, has not shied away from calling out the President this year, drawing vehement criticism from conservatives.

The Hill: Dem rep: I don't think Trump has read healthcare bill

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) claimed Thursday that President Trump has not read the Senate GOP's healthcare bill.

Lieu cited the president's recent comments that the ObamaCare repeal-and-replace measure does not cut Medicaid in making the assertion. 

"New [Congressional Budget Office] score shows [Trump] is lying again when he says Trumpcare doesn't cut Medicaid," tweeted Lieu, a vocal critic of Trump. 

Fox News: After NSA tool used in Petya cyberattack, congressman urges agency to thwart malware

Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu wants the National Security Agency to stop the crippling Petya ransomware from spreading, if it can.

Petya sparked mass disruption after it emerged Tuesday. The first infections were seen in Ukraine, where Petya attacked 12,500 computers, according to Microsoft. The ransomware subsequently spread to 64 other countries, including Russia, Germany and the U.S. 

Share Blue: Dem rep: If Trump fired deputy AG and special counsel, “Congress would begin impeachment”

Donald Trump’s behavior has become increasingly erratic — even for Trump.

Since news broke that he is in fact under investigation for obstruction of justice by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the full investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Trump’s furious claim that there is a “witch hunt” out to get him has intensified.