The FBI is urging U.S. election officials to increase computer security after it uncovered evidence that hackers have targeted two state election databases in recent weeks, according to a confidential advisory.
U.S. intelligence officials have become increasingly worried that hackers sponsored by Russia or other countries may attempt to disrupt the November presidential election.
The FBI warning did not identify the two states targeted by cyber intruders, but Yahoo News said sources familiar with the document said it referred to Arizona and Illinois, whose voter registration systems were penetrated.
Citing a state election board official, Yahoo News said the Illinois voter registration system was shut down for 10 days in late July after hackers downloaded personal data on up to 200,000 voters.
The Arizona attack was more limited and involved introducing malicious software into the voter registration system, Yahoo News quoted a state official as saying. No data was removed in that attack, the official said.
As Josh Marshall notes, the current political climate in the US doesn't lend itself to quickly and peacefully resolving dubious elections results.
The details surrounding the alleged rape are bizarrely novelistic even by Trumpian standards. According to Ivana, Trump was driven to freakish rage by a failed anti-baldness surgery - a so-called 'scalp reduction'. But the actions are very clear cut. According to her deposition, Trump flew into a rage, attacked her, held her down and began pulling hair out of her head to mimic his pain and then forcibly penetrated her.
If the actions, real or invented, of the Democratic candidate's spouse are fair game, this is even more so since it involves the actual Republican candidate.
The Daily Beast got its hands on a contract from NBC’s reality series, and among the many weird aspects included—some of which, it’s noted, are simply the standard reality show tactics of trying to cover all possibilities in as broad a manner as possible—is a requirement that seems more suited to Big Brother, or possibly Sex Box. Contestants were required to be filmed, “whether I am clothed, partially clothed or naked, whether I am aware or unaware of such videotaping, filming or recording.” In short, if Donald Trump wants to install a camera in the bottom of a toilet bowl, and then broadcast those images to America, well, get ready for a true challenge to the idea of Must See TV.
Additionally, all contestants were tested for “HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HPV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes,” and were further informed, “Producer may impose one or more Series Rules regarding the type of sexual activity, if any, that participants will be permitted to engage in.” No word what “Series Rules” consisted of, but it’s fair to assume “dirty talk that disparages the size of Trump’s genitalia” was off the table. After a lengthy list of unapproved items that could not be brought with them (any technology, basically, or more than two suitcases’ worth of clothes and toiletries), contestants had to sign off on the addendum: “I further acknowledge and understand that the film, tape, audio and other recordings that will be made of me in connection with the Series might in other circumstances be considered a serious invasion of my privacy.” Show business is such a glamorous enterprise.
I don't want to know the contents of Trump's browser history.