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Democrats introduce an election security bill that proposes paper trails and mandatory audits – TechCrunch

As primaries ramp up in states across the U.S., concerns about election cybersecurity are mounting too. This week, a group of Democratic senators introduced a bill to mitigate some of the well-established risks that the nation’s uneven mix of voting machines and election systems poses. The...

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Here are 454 pages of Facebook’s written follow-up answers to Congress – TechCrunch

Facebook finished its homework. In a pair of newly uploaded letters, the two Senate committees that grilled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in April have published the social media giant’s written answers to their considerable body of questions. Zuckerberg faced criticism for not answering many of...

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Here are Mark Zuckerberg’s notes from today’s hearing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pulled off a smooth appearance in a joint Senate hearing today, dodging most questions while maintaining an adequately patient vibe through five hours of varied but mostly tame questioning. The chief executive avoided admitting that Facebook is a publisher or...

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Twitter endorses the Honest Ads Act, a bill promoting political ad transparency – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Just hours before social media companies face a regulatory reckoning with Facebook’s appearance on the Hill, Twitter is taking a step to get right with Congress. In a series of tweets from its public policy account, Twitter just announced its decision to back the...

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Senator warns Facebook better shape up or get ‘broken up’ – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In the run-up to Mark Zuckerberg’s first appearance before Congress, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden issued a warning to the company about what it can expect from lawmakers if it doesn’t radically alter course. “Mr. Zuckerberg is going to have a couple of very unpleasant days...

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To protect election systems from hacking, states are getting cozier with Homeland Security – TechCrunch

[ad_1] It might be a snow day in Washington, but the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election system security continued as planned. During Wednesday’s hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her predecessor Jeh Johnson appeared with a panel of state election officials to...

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Senate Intel Committee gives Homeland Security its election security wish list – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In a press conference today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence presented its urgent recommendations for protecting election systems as the U.S. moves toward midterm elections later this year. “Currently we have an election upon us, and the past tells us that the future will...

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In a cloture vote, the Senate ends debate on warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens

[ad_1] On Tuesday, the Senate undertook a cloture vote to end the debate on a bill that would renew a controversial legal loophole that provides U.S. intelligence agencies with a means for the warrantless surveillance of American citizens. With 60 for and 38 against, the...

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