WASHINGTON AP — The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity all times local :3 p.m.Congressional Democrats are playing down the State Department audit critical of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, accused Republicans of attacking Clinton only because she is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.The inspector general's 78-page analysis, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" related to the agency's communications and says Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks.Toner says "it is clear that the department could have done a better job preserving emails and records of secretaries of state and their senior staff going back several administrations," and said the State Department also agrees that compliance with its rules has been "inconsistent across several administrations."Clinton used a private server set up for her home and used it for work and personal emails, including some that have since been classified.The issue has dogged her as she has sought the Democratic presidential nomination.
Https%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fstory%2fthumbnail%2f11323%2fhttps 3a 2f 2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com 2fuploads 2fcard 2fimage 2f112771 2fap 543035969186MoreMonths after the company fought a tense legal battle with the FBI over iPhone security, the Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives is questioning how much credit Apple should get for creating the iPhone.In comments this week, Rep. Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. said "federal research" — not Steve Jobs or Apple — invented the iPhone.Pelosi made the comments during a hearing on Thursday to help draft the Democratic Party platform, a multi-day event to prepare for the Democratic National Convention in July.While talking about the need for more public-private partnerships to help foster innovation, she held up what appears to be an iPhone 6S Plus or 6 Plus and said:What Pelosi seems to be saying was that federal funding and research played a key role in many of the underlying technologies within the iPhone, which is true.As just one example, the U.S. military developed GPS technology, which powers much of the location-based data that's fundamental to smartphones today.She also appears to mistakenly call LCD liquid-crystal display technology "LLD."
It drew attention to the statement coming from a hearing of the senior Nancy Pelosi, American politician of the Democratic Party and member of the House of Representatives. At the hearing, she raised the issue of private and government partnerships to foster innovation - and questioned at the same time how much positive attention, Apple really has a right to his smash hit iPhone, launched in 2007. Instead, the US government to bring some cred for invention, she says. Inventions such as GPS, LCD monitors, digital cameras, stronger types of metals - everything is the result of government-funded research, she says in the video you can see below: Partly, she is right. Many of the technologies available in smart phones today are originally from somewhere else, such as the GPS was first developed by the US military. And perhaps more scrutiny from state authorities, nor what the company wants, after weeks of fighting with the US government on the issue of the FBI and their desire to get into the locked iPhones.
Members of Congress staged a rare sit-in in the House of Representatives, demanding the Republican-led body vote on gun-control legislation following the Orlando massacre.Photograph: HANDOUT/AFP/Getty ImagesLawmakers turned to Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast a sit-in protest in the House of Representatives on Wednesday after the Speaker s office switched off the TV cameras inside the chamber.Live-streaming video has long been a staple of reporting from civil unrest and other areas where bulky TV cameras struggle to reach, but the medium got its shining moment on Capitol Hill – and on C-Span – after the House GOP turned off the TV cameras inside the chamber.I downloaded it on the House floor, and turned it on, he said.The sit-in, led by veteran civil rights campaigner and Georgia congressman John Lewis, was staged to demand a vote on gun control measures, after a 15-hour filibuster in the Senate on 16 June led to a floor vote on four measures, including one which aimed to prevent those on a terrorist no-fly list from purchasing firearms.In 2008, when the Democrats were the majority in the House, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned out the lights and cut the microphones on a Republican protest against gas prices – though they were turned on again soon afterwards.
View photosA photo shot and tweeted from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. House Rep. Katherine Clark shows Democratic members of the House staging a sit-in on the House floor "to demand action on common sense gun legislation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, June 22, 2016.More Reuters - A blackout of television cameras in the U.S. House Representatives during the Democrats' gun control sit-in may have spurred public interest in the protest as it forced the demonstrators to use social media to broadcast their message.Democrats leapt on Facebook Live and Twitter's Periscope after the cameras, controlled by the House, went dark Wednesday when presiding House officer and Republican Representative Ted Poe declared the chamber not in order during the protest.In remarks Wednesday outside the Capitol, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi praised how her party harnessed social media.Even C-SPAN, which typically broadcasts footage recorded by the House cameras, picked up live video from four different members of Congress roughly two hours after the House cameras shut down, according to communications director Howard Mortman."Something interesting is happening with Facebook Live that's bringing more openness to the political process," said Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, in a post to his social media profile Thursday.
Wednesday was the Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to attack Apple, Google and Amazon for trying to hinder smaller companies from competing on equal terms. - The ability to compete must be retained for newcomers and smaller competitors who want a chance to change the world again, said Democrat Elizabeth Warren in connection with a speech in Washington. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi expressing great disappointment that Apple CEO Tim Cook has chosen to fund a breakfast meeting with Republican Paul Ryan. What a nice guy he is, but someone has obviously given him bad advice. Probably he does not care much about politics, says Pelosi who, like Warren is a Democrat. Do not miss: Apple thinks not support Republicans because of Donald Trump
After getting off to a rocky start yesterday as Bernie Sanders supporters vented their frustrations, the Democratic National Convention has calmed down considerably on Tuesday, due in large part to the fact that Sanders was able to speak to his delegates for over half an hour from the main stage last night.The inclusion of Paul Simon, Sarah Silverman and Michelle Obama didn t hurt either, but that was just day one.So what s in store for day two?SEE ALSO: As an iPhone user, I couldn t be more jealous of Google s newest Android featureFollowing the nominating speeches and the roll call vote, the night s speakers will make their way to the stage one by one, beginning with Governor Terry McAuliffe and Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi.There are a ton of other speakers worth watching out for as the night proceeds, but there s no question that the most anticipated guest will be Hillary s husbands Bill.
Top Congressional leaders were briefed a year ago on the Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee but were sworn to secrecy by intelligence officials.According to Reuters, the Gang of Eight was briefed in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, last summer.This group has an even number of Republicans and Democrats, it includes Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis. , as well as Sen. Richard Burr R-N.C. and Rep. Devin Nunes R-Calif. , the House and Senate intelligence committee chairs.Across the aisle, it also includes Sen. Harry Reid D-Nev. and Rep. Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. , and Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-CA and Rep. Adam Schiff D-Calif. of the intelligence committees.Due to the sensitivity of the information, they were restricted from telling anyone, including the targets.The DNC s leadership didn t find out about the hack until months after the Gang of Eight had been briefed.
Photo credit: J. Scott Applewhite/We already knew that a recent hack that targeted Democratic officials was going to be more than just access to possibly incriminating emails, but we didn t realize it would be this soon.According to a post from a notorious hacker, the contact and password information for multiple Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee DCCC members has been leaked, including cell phone numbers and documents from personal computers.The hacker, known as Guccifer 2.0, posted the update on his website Friday, listing the cell phone numbers of most House Democrats, along with email addresses, and the contact information of their emergency contacts.Among other things addressed in the leak: passwords to research databases and publications, documents on the House race for Florida s 18th district including information on Republican contenders , and documents that they claim are from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi s personal computer.The password leak is especially worrying, as according to Guccifer 2.0, they were in a document that was sent via email to a number of DCCC officials, along with other attachments that were obtained by the hacker.
AP The massive data breach plaguing the Democratic Party led toA hacker group calling itself  Guccifer 2.0  posted the personal cell phone numbers and emails of nearly 200 Democratic congressionalHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer were among those affected.
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed DNC hack explained: What links Donald Trump, Russian spies and Wikileaks?Guccifer 2.0, the hacker believed to have played a role in at least one breach at Democratic National Committee DNC , has leaked a fresh batch of documents, memos and passwords – this time from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee DCCC .Other credentials are related to Gmail, Twitter and Kindle.Previously, Guccifer 2.0 – which some believe is a propaganda persona maintained by Russian intelligence – released a trove of internal files from the Democratic National Congress DNC – including a strategic playbook compiled on presidential candidate Donald Trump and more than 200 documents relating to the Democrat's presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.The ramifications of the DNC hack are still being felt in the political party, especially after the release of 20,000 internal emails by whistleblowing outfit WikiLeaks last month which appeared to suggest DNC officials clearly favoured Hillary Clinton over rival candidate Sanders.It remains unknown if it was Guccifer 2.0 who provided the emails to WikiLeaks, but the website's founder, Julian Assange, recently rubbished such suggestions.
The cyberattack aimed at the Democratic Party is evolving in someLess than a day after a hacker, or group of hackers who go by the name, Guccifer 2.0 published personal information belonging to high-ranking members of the party, some lawmakers are gettingNancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, said in a message to colleagues on Saturday that's she has received "scores of mostly
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned fellow Democrats on Saturday to change their cellphone numbers and not let family members read their text messages after personal and official information of Democratic House members and congressional staff was posted online.Pelosi told Democratic lawmakers that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other Democratic Party entities were the target of "an electronic Watergate break-in."As a result, a mix of personal and official information of Democratic members and hundreds of congressional staff, purportedly from a hack of the DCCC, was posted online, Pelosi said.A hacker who calls himself Guccifer 2.0 an apparent reference to the first hacker called Guccifer took credit for posting the information Friday night.He had claimed responsibility for the recent hack of Democratic National Committee emails, which roiled the Democratic National Convention last month.Pelosi said she was flying from Florida to California when she heard about the posting of information such as cell phone numbers
View photosMoreIn this Aug. 11, 2016, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.Pelosi is advising fellow Democrats to change their cellphone numbers and not let family members read their text messages after personal and official information of Democratic House members and congressional staff was posted online.Pelosi says in a letter to Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the hacking of the committee's computers.WASHINGTON AP -- After receiving a deluge of obscene voicemails and text messages, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informed her fellow Democrats on Saturday of "an electronic Watergate break-in" and warned them not to allow family members to answer their phones or read incoming texts.As a result, a mix of personal and official information of Democratic members and hundreds of congressional staff, purportedly from a hack of the DCCC, was posted online, she said.He had claimed responsibility for the recent hack of Democratic National Committee emails, which roiled the Democratic National Convention last month.
View photosMoreHouse Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi waves after her speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016.WASHINGTON Reuters - U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday she has been flooded with "obscene and sick" calls and text messages after a hacker linked to Russia posted personal contact information online for her and hundreds of other Democratic lawmakers and aides.Pelosi sent a letter to colleagues warning them to take precautions and said she was changing her phone number after a hacker identified as "Guccifer 2.0" posted the personal cellphone numbers and email addresses on Friday.The posted information appeared to have been gained in the electronic breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the fundraising and campaign arm of Democrats in the House of Representatives.Other Democratic campaign groups, including the Democratic National Committee, also were targeted by the cyber attack, which was made public late last month.Upon landing, I have received scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voicemails and text messages," Pelosi told her colleagues, urging them to keep their phones and incoming text messages away from their family members and children.
Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the house of representatives, has received lots of obscene calls ever since her and other democrats mobile phone number disclosed on the network.the Reason is that personal information like cell phone numbers and private email addresses associated several hundred Democratic members of congress and their staff have been out on the internet.Pelosi is writing to his colleagues in congress, that she was told about the leak during a flight."When I landed I had recieved plenty of, in essence obscene and sick calls, voice messages, and text messages," she writes, according to ABC News.the Police and the house of representatives security office is involved and has contacted those people whose data has been cleared.They are prompted to change the password to all email accounts, even if the congress of the private system does not seem to have been compromised.
House Minority Speaker and senior Democrat Nancy Pelosi said she received "obscene and sick" callsTwitter has reinstated a suspended account that publicised leaked personal data belonging to Democrat politicians.On Friday, the hacker known as "Guccifer 2.0" released contact details of 193 current and ex-Congress members.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi later told colleagues she had received "obscene and sick calls" after her phone number was leaked.Twitter declined to comment on the reasons for the suspension and subsequent reinstatement.Wordpress also blocked some content on Guccifer's blog which has not been reinstated.
People take part in a protest against the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile during a march through Manhattan, with the Empire State Building seen in the background in New YorkAn internal memo reportedly hacked from the personal computer of Nancy Pelosi, the top democrat in the US House of Representatives, shows how officials were briefed on how to respond to the Black Lives Matter BLM movement – including "tactics" on how to answer questions by activists.The document, reportedly authored in November last year by a staffer called Troy Perry, states that Democratic Party candidates and members should never use the phrases "all lives matter" nor mention "black on black crime" as they are "viewed as red herring attacks" and "will garner additional media scrutiny and only anger BLM activists."The Black Lives Matter movement was formed in 2012 following the death of Trayvon Martin and has been at the forefront of alleged US police brutality ever since – documenting and protesting the slew of killings including, most recently, those of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.The BLM-centric document was leaked online by Guccifer 2.0, the self-proclaimed hacker claiming to be responsible for infiltrating the Democratic National Committee DNC and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee DCCC ."While there has been little engagement with House candidates, candidates and campaign staff should be prepared.
We have noticed you are using an ad blockerTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the US House of Representatives, has denied that a trove of documents leaked online by a mysterious 'hacker' known as Guccifer 2.0 came from her personal computer – yet still blames Russia for their release.On 31 August, Guccifer 2.0 leaked what purported to be Democratic Party files hacked from Pelosi's PC at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee DCCC , including a confidential email outlining "tactics" on how to manage activists of the Black Lives Matter BLM movement.He added: "In regard to the memo about Black Lives Matter, Leader Pelosi does not support the content or attitude of this memo.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan R-WI 3rd L shares a laugh with Republican members of Congress on January 7, 2016 in Washington, DCWe have noticed you are using an ad blockerTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi has sent a strongly-worded letter to Republican Speaker Paul Ryan asking him to urge his party colleagues not to use hacked documents as political capital and insisting political opponents form a "united front" against cybercrime."Russia's cyberattack is an unprecedented assault on the sanctity of our democratic process," stated the letter, sent on 6 September.
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