Some senior officials are using a new messaging app that may not be as secure as it claims. “We would not recommend this app to someone looking for secure messaging,” one expert told BuzzFeed News.
The annual RSA conference was a place for the Obama White House to show its commitment to cybersecurity and have the government meet with the industry.
While the anti-secrecy group has said that they released all the emails that were provided to them, some messages are suspiciously missing. “The idea that Wikileaks and Julian Assange is about some kind of high minded transparency is totally completely full of shit,” a Democratic staffer said.
During a meeting with the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Jordan’s King Abdullah revealed that Israeli intelligence is concerned that moving the embassy would “enflame tensions.”
“The entire reason we became diplomats has been thrown out the window,” one US diplomat said of President Trump’s radical policy changes.
IBM, Palantir and Oracle did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Oracle CEO Safra Catz serves on a Trump administration advisory committee as do Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.
The arrest of several of Russia’s top cybersecurity figures has led to speculation that there’s a shake-up inside the country’s national security service related to hacks surrounding the US election.
Some are worried if the Trump administration will pursue efforts to extradite the Russian hacker, currently being held in the Czech Republic.
Israel and at least one Western European country are investigating the claims made in a 35-page dossier about President-elect Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
Officials told BuzzFeed News that hackers had been trying to infiltrate the DNC as recently as five days ago.
The report reasserts that US spy agencies have concluded Russia attempted to swing the election for Donald Trump, but stops short of providing any new details to skeptics.
Only a fraction of the world’s languages are currently supported online. This is how Google hopes to fix that, using new technology powered by artificial intelligence. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel reports from Jarkarta, Indonesia.
The US is expelling 35 Russian operatives and has levied sanctions against the nation’s two main intelligence agencies after it accused the Russian government of hacking Democrats to help Trump win the election. Putin said Friday that he would wait to respond until after Trump takes office.
Managers of the .MP service appear to have banned anyone from setting up URLs that end with Tru.mp. “I’ve never heard of this happening before,” a domain expert said.
FindFace launched Wednesday with the promise of a free program that can scan for anyone’s face on Twitter.
“By the time we made the call, Russian hackers had already breached their system too,” a US intelligence official tells BuzzFeed News.
A rule is set to go into effect in the US on Thursday that would give the government vast hacking powers, while the British government just passed legislation that legalized mass surveillance.
Companies like Facebook “do not get to wipe their hands of responsibility by saying we are an internet company, or we do not control what users share,” one MEP told BuzzFeed News.
Less than 1% of Myanmar had internet access until 2014. Now the country is getting online at an astonishing rate — but so is fake news and anti-Muslim sentiment. Sheera Frenkel finds out what happens when everyone you know joins Facebook at the same time.
An existing team within Facebook is looking at the problems surrounding fake news, as employees speak out about the platform.