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THE BIG IDEA: Could there be tapes after all?
Two stories that popped overnight suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller is aggressively pursuing Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Trump’s campaign.
There was some consternation Monday on Capitol Hill after President Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that "if [the U.S.] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." Congress is, after all, the only branch of government constitutionally authorized to declare war. And that would seem to include nuclear war.
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LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly.
Two days ago, a friend who invested in Bitcoin asked me how secure her Coinbase investment was. She had plans to put her coins in cold storage, but as a security stopgap was relying on two-factor authentication (2FA) through Coinbase, as many people do. My main question: What kind of two-factor?
House Judiciary Committee staff are wrangling over the details of a proposal to reform the National Security Agency’s controversial warrantless wiretapping program, according to interviews with multiple committee members.
Three senior members — Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) — have privately agreed to push for limitations on the program as a condition of reauthorizing it when it expires at the end of this year, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.
On Sept. 18, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) reintroduced legislation to establish national standards for informing consumers when their data has been hacked or breached. The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act of 2017 would require companies that use, store or access sensitive or personally identifying information for more than 10,000 people per year to notify their customers within 30 days of discovering a breach. The legislation would also designate the Federal Trade Commission as the government's coordinating agency to ensure a company's customers are properly notified.
Anyone who was expecting diplomacy or nuance from Donald Trump in his United Nations speech got a jolt Tuesday morning. Trump appeared before the UN General Assembly as a commander-in-chief rattling his nuclear sabers.
A huge security breach at credit reporting company Equifax has exposed sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers and addresses, of up to 143 million Americans.
Unlike other data breaches, those affected by the breach may not even know they're customers of the company.
Hackers have proven just how urgently a gaping flaw in the global telecoms network, affecting what's known as Signalling System No. 7 (SS7), needs to be fixed. In a video demonstration, shown to Forbes ahead of publication today, benevolent hackers from Positive Technologies were able to take control of a Coinbase bitcoin wallet and start pilfering funds via the SS7 flaws.