The first major legislative effort to rein in foreign interference in US elections will kick off Thursday afternoon on Capitol Hill, where Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar will field questions from reporters over a new bill crafted, they said, to "improve transparency of online political ads."
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US officials are denying accusations raised in an incredible BuzzFeed News report published Friday, in which a senior US Treasury official accused the intelligence arm of the Treasury Department of illegally spying on US citizens. A Senate source now tells Gizmodo that department officials may be called to brief the Senate Intelligence Committee over the matter.
The US House and Senate Intelligence Committees have asked executives from major tech companies to appear in open hearings tied to the committees' Russia investigations. The requests follow a week in which Facebook, Google and Twitter have faced intense scrutiny over foreign ad campaigns that sought to influence US voters prior to the 2016 US presidential election.
The US Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) yesterday with a 74-21 vote.
US Senator and delicate southern flower Lindsey Graham has, in his own words, never sent an email in his life. He also just so happens to be a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. Naturally.
The new Republican-led Congress is currently busy picking people to chair its many committees and subcommittees. Guess what! Tea Party hero Senator Ted Cruz is the new chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness. That means he will oversee NASA. Yep -- the climate-denying Tea Party hero who tried to defund NASA is now in charge of NASA.
The shocking state of the Manus Island detention centre is being analysed by a Senate Inquiry this week, and each revelation is worse than the last. Two former Salvation Army workers have told the inquiry that they got their jobs on the island with no relevant experience and no training, landing on Manus just three days after answering an ad on Facebook.
This week, NBN Co released its quarterly results, and posted a $1.1 billion operating loss. Newly inducted CEO Bill Morrow says that the company needs to concentrate on educating and connecting consumers and businesses as well as building out the network, but things aren't exactly looking rosy for the future of the NBN.
Julian Assange's bid for a Federal Senate seat is going smoother than can be expected, after the Australian Electoral Commission reportedly accepted his enrolment as a foreign elector and the registration of the Wikileaks party. Here's where he's running and more importantly who he's running with.
The US Executive branch -- in cooperation with FBI, NSA, Homeland Security and Justice Department -- will undertake an exercise this US summer (Aussie winter) to illustrate the need for stronger federal oversight for companies deemed critical to US national and economic security. These oversights would, in part, require companies to initiate tougher security protocols and stems from last year's attacks on Citigroup and LockHeed-Martin.