But during a talk today at Code Con, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said he helped the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee use the very same law to request transparency on an issue she s interested in — UFOs.During a March appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Clinton said she would fight for the release of government documents related to UFOs if elected president.Podesta, who was formerly President Bill Clinton s chief of staff, has also championed government transparency about UFOs.Podesta didn t offer many details on the incident that led to their FOIA request, saying simply that it involved a crash of what he described as a possible UFO or Soviet device.I worked with her and filed an FOIA case on it, Podesta said, adding, The files had disappeared but it was clear there d been some investigation by the Air Force.He said that support for Clinton is building in the tech industry and suggested that the campaign would soon release a list of her Silicon Valley supporters.
Hillary Clinton is gaining support in the tech industry, said her campaign chair John Podesta, The Hill reports.Podesta, former President Bill Clinton s chief of staff, speaking at a Recode conference this week, said that support is building as Clinton and the industry leaders get to know each other:Some have argued that there isn t the same enthusiasm for Clinton in the tech ranks as there was when Barack Obama ran in 2008 and 2012.From donors who work in tech, Clinton has raised $2.7 million, reports The New York Times, citing Crowdpac.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised $6 million from donors who work in tech.Clinton is not a technical person, but she understands tech policy, Podesta said.Earlier this week, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich canceled a fundraiser for Donald Trump, who is the presumptive Republican candidate for office, as we wrote.Photo: Hillary Clinton.AP/Timothy D. Easley Tags: Bernie Sanders, bill clinton, Brian Krzanich, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Intel, John Podesta
Critics say WikiLeaks is helping hackers shape election coverageFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears during the "NBC News - YouTube Democratic Candidates Debate" on Jan. 17, 2016, at the Gaillard Center Theatre in Charleston, SCU.S. accusations that WikiLeaks is helping Russian hackers influence the upcoming election hasn't stopped the controversial website from dumping emails allegedly stolen from a Hillary Clinton aide.On Monday, WikiLeaks released an additional batch of 2,000 emails stolen from Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, which could fuel negative press coverage of her candidacy.This came after the site dumped the first batch of emails last Friday, the same day U.S. intelligence agencies publicly blamed the Russian government for hacking the emails of U.S. officials and political groups earlier this year.Allegedly, the Russian government wants to influence U.S. public opinion by leaking sensitive documents to sites including WikiLeaks.
The former lead singer of Blink 182, Tom DeLonge, has publicly admitted to his obsession with UFOs—but that still doesn t explain why he was sending two cryptic messages about alien spacecrafts to Hillary Clinton s campaign chairman John Podesta, as the Wall Street Journal reported earlier today.The former rockstar s UFO emails became public in the latest Wikleaks dump, published earlier this month.DeLonge, who is best known for his shitty guitar riffs and vocals in songs like What s My Age Again, emailed Podesta at least twice from his personal account, urging him to meet in person so he could introduce Podesta to high-level officials presumably with info about UFOs .I would like to bring two very important people out to meet you in DC.I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic.DeLonge explained he was looking to have a casual, and private conversation in person.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has promised more leaked files will be released before 8 November electionTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.Whistleblowing outfit WikiLeaks has delivered on its promise to release more emails reportedly hacked from the personal email account of John Podesta, the chairman of the presidential election campaign of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.The second release, which consists of 2,086 emails in total, comes less than a week after the initial release of emails, which was made up of 2,060 messages and 170 attachments."Additional publications will proceed throughout the election period," it tweeted.One of the key emails – marked as confidential – references a conversation that raises the possibility that Bill Clinton's "sex life" could be "damaging" to Hillary's election efforts.
Katie Couric guaranteed almost 2.5 million views to Hillary Clinton's team when she requested an interview with the Democratic presidential candidate earlier this year.Couric's message was revealed on Tuesday by Wikileaks, which published another batch of leaked emails from Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta.Couric wrote in the email that her interviews typically get 1.5 million views through Facebook and an additional 1 million from Yahoo.Couric is Yahoo's Global News Anchor and has been leading its political coverage this year.Yahoo recently said that Couric's interviews amassed nearly 400 million views in total and her video-streams more than doubled year-over-year in 2015.Still, it doesn't look like Couric was able to land a sit-down interview with Clinton.Here's the full text of the email Couric sent to Podesta:"Hi John, Well, I know you had a good weekend!We've been working with the campaign folks to reschedule my interview with Secretary Clinton.I wanted to write you about some of the metrics that we are getting and let you know through placement on Facebook we can guarantee 1.5 million views in addition to Yahoo engagement which has been close to 1 million for my political interviews.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has hit back at WikiLeaks following the release of another set of hacked emails from the account of its chairman John Podesta, accusing the site of being a "propaganda arm of the Russian government" seeking to elect Republican rival Donald Trump.This week, the whisteblowing outfit disclosed yet another large trove of allegedly hacked emails from Podesta's personal email account, offering a peek into the inner workings of the Democratic candidate's camp.So far, the disclosures have included supposed excerpts of Clinton's speeches to private banks, a secret dossier of "hits" to use against to against presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on key issues, her aides' strategies to control her image and an exchange where longtime Bill Clinton aide Doug Band calls Chelsea Clinton a spoiled brat.On Monday, Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Clinton's campaign fired off a series of emails accusing WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, of working on behalf of the Russian government to help elect rival candidate Donald Trump."You are no media organisation," Fallon tweeted at Wikileaks."You are a propaganda arm of the Russian government, running interference for their pet candidate, Trump."
Apple has one of the strongest brands in the world, with surveys frequently ranking it as the most valuable global brand.So it's no surprise that Hillary Clinton's campaign for president might want to "think different" and take a little bit of inspiration from the iPhone maker.Wendy Clark, a marketing executive who is currently CEO of DDB, compared Clinton's "window logo" in development at the time to Apple's famous rainbow logo in an email included in the John Podesta emails leaked by Wikileaks.Clark had been rumored to be working on Clinton's campaign.In her self-described "branding diatribe," she explains that although Apple's logo has nothing to do with computers, it has become associated with its products — the same way Clark hoped that Hillary's logo would become associated with her campaign and policy positions."Similarly, Apple, the world s most valuable brand, launched with their rainbow apple mark in 1976.It simply stood for creativity, thinking differently," Clark wrote.The rainbow Apple logo was actually introduced in 1977, and was retired in 1998.
Even as reporters were still poring through a Wikileaks dump of emails stolen from the accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton s campaign staff earlier this year, the Twitter account of her campaign chair, John Podesta, was hacked.Since the team clearly continues to be targeted, now seems like a good time to run down some basic security hygiene.The good news, though, is that it would help, and more important, anyone can implement it—whether they re DNC, GOP, or just your average WIRED reader.According to multiple password experts we ve talked to, the single best way to avoid this type of break-in is to use a password manager to generate unique credentials across all of your accounts.Using two-factor authentication as an extra layer of security?And it could have saved Podesta s Twitter account, even if his password was public knowledge.
How has this wacky, unprecedented election season played out on social media?Some new developments give us another chance to count the ways.• Hillary Clinton campaign chief John Podesta became the latest famous Twitter hacking victim.Wednesday night, many people noticed the following tweet before it was deleted: I ve switched teams.The Clinton campaign confirmed that the account was compromised, and that it has informed Twitter.Neither side is new to all this, of course: Podesta and the Clinton campaign are dealing with the fallout from WikiLeaks release of Podesta s hacked emails.And the Twitter accounts of many high-profile people, including several tech CEOs and executives, have been hacked recently — probably a result of other online breaches elsewhere.Security blogger Graham Cluley speculates that the hacking of Podesta s Twitter account is related to the WikiLeaks hack.
Unconfirmed evidence builds a strong case that an Apple iCloud account belonging to Hillary Clinton's campaign chief, John Podesta, was accessed and possibly erased by hackers less than 12 hours after his password was published on WikiLeaks.Several screenshots circulating online, however, strongly suggest that the iCloud account tied to Podesta's iPhone was also illegally accessed by people who tried—and possibly succeeded—to wipe the device of all its data.iCloud accounts often provide a wealth of sensitive information, including real-time whereabouts, contacts, and confidential messages.The screenshots began appearing on Wednesday night, less than 12 hours after a new batch of Podesta e-mails published on WikiLeaks revealed that his iCloud password was "Runner4567."Researchers can't be certain how the iCloud and Twitter accounts were compromised, but several descriptions, such as this one of now-deleted threads on the 4chan discussion board, claim participants who saw the WikiLeaks post discovered that "Runner4567" remained a working password and used it to illegally access Podesta's iCloud account.Around the same time, Podesta's verified Twitter account issued a tweet that said, "I've switched teams.
News that a nuclear power plant has been the target of a cyber attack is deeply concerning, but you may have missed it, given all the headlines about election hacking this week.And if you re feeling overwhelmed and confused by everything that s going on, an essay that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote 10 years ago helps to explain what the group may be trying to achieve during this election cycle.In other news, the encrypted communication app Signal added disappearing messages, longtime security flaws still plague Internet of Things devices, and President Obama is thinking ahead to a not-so-distant future when a machine learning-trained artificial intelligence poses a significant cybersecurity threat.And there s more: Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn t break or cover in depth but still deserve your attention.As always, click on the headlines to read the full story in each link posted.International Atomic Energy Agency Director Says Nuclear Power Plant Was Impacted by Malicious Hack
Roger Stone hinted that he had some kind of early knowledge about the Clinton campaign hack.A group of senior House Democrats is calling on the FBI to investigate the alleged connection between Donald Trump s presidential campaign and the hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta s emails, which it s widely suggested has Russia s hands all over it.pointed to informal Trump adviser Roger Stone s insinuations that he had advance knowledge of the emails release as evidence that Stone ― or other figures in the campaign ― may have colluded in a Russian-backed breach.For months, we have been asking the FBI to examine links between the Trump campaign and illegal Russian efforts to affect our election, including interviewing Trump advisor Roger Stone, the congressmen said in a joint statement on Friday afternoon.Cummings, Conyers, Engel and Thompson are the ranking members for the House committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security, respectively.Stone, who no longer has an official role in Trump s campaign, is a longtime confidant of the reality TV star and remains in regular contact with him.
One of Podesta s tweets featured an image of him and one of New York s top chefs Daniel Boulud cooking togetherClinton campaign chief John Podesta has been the latest political target to fall victim to hacks and leaks over the past week.However, it appears that Podesta is unwilling to let the continual onslaught bring him down.The top Democratic adviser took to Twitter to troll Julian Assange, even as WikiLeaks released a fresh batch of allegedly stolen emails on 14 October.WikiLeaks' latest release, round seven of Podesta emails, now totals the number of leaked emails to over 10,000.However, leaked emails are not the only security issue faced by Podesta.
In the wake of Wikileaks publishing of email archives from Hillary Clinton s campaign manager John Podesta, the global transparency organization is now claiming that its founder Julian Assange is being denied internet access by a state party .Assange is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, as he has been since August 2012 when he was granted asylum there by the South American nation.Wikileaks hasn t yet said exactly who it suspects to be behind the disruption of Assange s internet connectivity, but has stated that it s activated contingency plans in response.Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party.We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.— WikiLeaks @wikileaks October 17, 2016
The revelations from Wikileaks dump of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton s campaign chair John Podesta keep coming.Newly unearthed messages show how Apple tried to lobby the campaign on legal issues like the on-going encryption debate.After she left the EPA, she took a trip across the country to join Apple as a Vice President of Environmental Initiatives.Lisa Jackson is joining Apple, Tim Cook said in 2013.She recently left the EPA and will be coordinating efforts across the company.Namely, the Federal Bureau of Investigation s legal demand that Apple bypass its security features to build a dangerous tool in order access the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
Image Source: Mike Deerkoski/Chris MillsWith all of the drama surrounding Wikileaks, who would have thought that Apple CEO Tim Cook would somehow find himself in the mix?Based on recently published emails, Philip Elmer-DeWitt over at Apple 3.0 reports that Cook in mid-2015 had a private meeting with John Podesta, formerly Bill Clinton s Chief of Staff and the current chairman of Hillary Clinton s 2016 Presidential campaign.DON T MISS: A month with the iPhone 7Details surrounding Cook s meeting with Podesta were unearthed in the wake of Wikileaks publishing thousands of emails from Podesta s private Gmail account.Elmer-DeWitt provides some context for the emails and the parties involved:
A hacked email from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta s email reveals that as well as the usual sampling of politicians, Hillary was considering tech businesspeople like Tim Cook and Bill Gates for the other spot on her ticket.Cook was on a list of 39 potential candidates, the first cut of potential VPs.The list was sent in an email from Podesta to Clinton on March 17th.DON T MISS: Samsung allegedly tried to bribe a man to keep his exploding Note 7 a secretThe list was split into groups, featuring politicians you ve probably heard of — Tim Kaine, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders !and outsiders, like Cook, Michael Bloomberg and both Bill and Melinda Gates.
Wikileaks has lately published a large number of leaked e-mails relating to Hillary Clinton's presidentvalkampanj.From the last harvest, we find an e-mail from kampanjgeneralen John Podesta in march, where it discussed as to who should be the vice president if Hillary Clinton wins the election in november.One of the names on the list is Apple ceo Tim Cook, but even Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates mentioned as potential candidates.the Cook and the bill and melinda Gates lack of true political experience, but it does not seem to have played any major role for the Podesta.In the end was chosen, however, Tim Kaine, a senator from Virginia who previously worked as a lawyer.Behind the mejlläckan is the Russian hackers who would like to see Donald Trump becomes the american president, since he has friendly ties with Vladimir Putin.
Apple CEO Tim Cook in Brussels on Jan. 21, 2016. Credit: European ParliamentApple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft founder Bill Gates were both on a list of potential vice presidential candidates for Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to a leaked email published on Tuesday by Wikileaks.The email, apparently sent by campaign chairman John Podesta on March 17, named the two tech titans alongside 37 other people as "a first cut of people to consider for VP."Also on the list, published by WikiLeaks, was Gates' wife Melinda.She co-founded the charitable foundation that bears both their names.Other business leaders that made the cut were General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Bloomberg News founder and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.