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    Joe Biden and Donald TrumpRon Adar | Echoes Wire | Barcroft Media via Getty Images; Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Every four years, as we approach the U.S. presidential election, we reflect on the wide-ranging implications of each potential outcome. As is always the case, much is at stake during the current cycle, including how best to address the new and old challenges facing our nation. This year, our economic future — as a nation and individually — will certainly be a top consideration. Our president for the next four years will be tasked with setting the agenda for bringing us out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Depending on whether he ultimately can secure...
    Reuters August 9, 2020 0 Comments Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting U.S. election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday, indicating a more active level of alleged Chinese interference. O’Brien’s comments appeared to go beyond a statement released on Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence which said China “has been expanding its influence efforts,” and that Russia was already trying to undercut Democratic candidate Joe Biden. But did not specifically accuse Beijing of hacking attempts against U.S. election-related systems. “They’d like to see the President lose,” O’Brien said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “China – like Russia, like Iran – they’ve engaged in cyberattacks...
    Chinese hackers have targeted US election infrastructure, the White House’s national security adviser warned Sunday. “They’d like to see the President lose,” Robert O’Brien told CBS News’ “Face The Nation”. “China — like Russia, like Iran — they’ve engaged in cyberattacks and phishing and that sort of thing with respect to our election infrastructure, with respect to websites and that sort of thing.” “It’s a real concern,” O’Brien said, saying hackers have been trying to access government websites as well as “influence operations, whether it’s on TikTok or Twitter and other spaces.” He said President Trump has made enemies by being “tougher on China than any president in history.” “Whether it’s China, Russia or Iran, we’re not going to put up...
    “There will be severe consequences with any country that attempts to interfere with our free and fair elections,” National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday in his first interview since recovering from the novel coronavirus. O'Brien told CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday that he has” recovered fully” from COVID-19. “I am very, very grateful,” O'Brien said. “I was blessed and had a light case.” He added that COVID-19 is “a tough thing” and “a nasty virus,” which has “done great damage to our country.” “My heart goes out to the folks who didn't make it. I was fortunate, but there are a lot of people who didn't make it,” he said. “There are a lot of people...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting U.S. election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday, indicating a more active level of alleged Chinese interference. O'Brien's comments appeared to go beyond a statement released on Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence which said China "has been expanding its influence efforts," and that Russia was already trying to undercut Democratic candidate Joe Biden. But did not specifically accuse Beijing of hacking attempts against U.S. election-related systems. "They'd like to see the President lose," O'Brien said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "China - like Russia, like Iran - they've engaged in cyberattacks and phishing and that...
    White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday that the U.S. is countering Russian and Chinese efforts to tamper with the country’s election infrastructure.  O’Brien told CBS “Face The Nation” that Russia and China are “absolutely” interfering with U.S. election infrastructure ahead of November.  He told CBS’s Margaret Brennan that both countries have tried “to access secretary of state websites” and “collect data on Americans” and “engage in influence operations whether it’s on TikTok or Twitter or other spaces.”  “It’s a real concern,” he said. “But it’s not just Russia, Margaret, it’s the Chinese don’t want the president reelected.” “China, like Russia and Iran, have engaged in cyber attacks and fishing and that sort of thing with respect to...
    A type of cyber crime known as “ransomware” could disrupt or even sabotage the 2020 presidential election, some tech experts fear. As The Associated Press reported, a ransomware attack occurs when a computer user unwittingly installs malicious code on their computer — such as through downloading a file or even clicking a link. That code then hijacks the user’s data, and the criminal who installed the code will only allow the user to access their data once a fee — a “ransom” — is paid. In some cases, those ransoms have turned out to be tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, usually paid via an untraceable crypto currency such as Bitcoin. For example, as BBC News reported, in...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives this week showcased three big-ticket, election-year initiatives they say would improve healthcare, protect renters from eviction amid a pandemic and spend $1.5 trillion on infrastructure projects. The Democratic-controlled House approved the healthcare and housing bills on Monday, despite Republican opposition, signaling they will be blocked by the Republican-controlled Senate. A vote is expected this week on infrastructure. With congressional elections only four months away, Democrats were highlighting the measures, knowing they are popular among many voters, especially progressive Democrats. They are a growing force in the party that will be important to Democrat Joe Biden's quest to defeat Republican President Donald Trump on Nov. 3. The healthcare bill, which aims...
    Election rights activists on Thursday warned Congress that the government can’t ensure safe and free elections in November. The types of problems that plagued the recent primary in Georgia will spread nationwide if Congress does not spend more on America’s election infrastructure, they said. The testimony before the Democrat-run House panel was designed to ramp up pressure for an overhaul of election laws, including the party’s push for nationwide mail-in voting in federal elections. Still, there is virtually no chance for a rewrite of election rules in an election year, which leaves the issue in the hands of state governments. TOP STORIES Bigger than life: George Floyd known for big heart, good works, struggles with drugs, crime Seattles autonomous zone...