In a speech on Friday, US Democrat Mark Warner, vice chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee, presented what he called "a new cyber doctrine," advocating not only for a hardening of America's digital infrastructure but for an approach to cyberwarfare that doesn't hinge solely on mirroring adversaries' use of offensive tactics.
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Uber is now facing tough questions from Congress over a data breach last year that affected as many as 57 million user and driver accounts. It was revealed last week that the ride-hailing company paid $US100,000 ($131,465) to hackers who accessed the user data in exchange for their silence.
US Senate lawmakers on Thursday unveiled their first major legislative effort to increase transparency in online political advertising, called the Honest Ads Act. Sponsored by Senators Mark Warner, Amy Klobuchar, and John McCain, the bill attempts to align rules for online advertising with those broadcast on television and radio airwaves.
Social media companies need to start being more transparent about their roles in the US presidential election, Sen Mark Warner told reporters today. Twitter will need to explain to Congress how its platform was used by Russian trolls attempting to influence the US presidential election, and Facebook ought to make political ads purchased by fake Russian accounts public, the senator said.