Senators push to ditch social security numbers in light of Equifax hack – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Eyeing more secure alternatives to social security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon Chief Privacy Officer Karen Zacharia, and both […]

In their first Russia hearing, tech giants try to placate Congress (with mixed results) – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the first of three hearings this week examining the relationship between social media and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The hearings […]

After Sandberg chat, House intel plans to release Russian-bought Facebook ads to the public – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch After its Senate counterpart made clear that it had no intention of doing so, the House Intelligence Committee announced that it plans to publish the Russian-bought Facebook ads that the company provided as […]

Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. In […]