Jun 22, 2017

Report: Hackers altered voter info at least once in 2016

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Hackers of state and local election databases had "at least one successful attempt to alter voter information" in the 2016 election cycle, current and former officials told TIME. Investigators have not yet identified whether the hackers were Russian, and the manipulations in a county database were reportedly "discovered and rectified."

Context: U.S. officials have said Russian hackers targeted local voter registration systems, but no successful alterations have been officially reported.

Why it matters: While these manipulation were fixed, this shows hackers are apparently capable of altering voter records. If there was one successful manipulation of voter data, there could have been more. This also sends a message that cyber security needs to be beefed up before the next election cycle.

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Exclusive: Global trust in the tech industry is slipping

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The backlash against Big Tech has long flourished among pundits and policymakers, but a new survey suggests it's beginning to show up in popular opinion as well.

Driving the news: New data from Edelman out Tuesday finds that trust in tech companies is declining and that people trust cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence less than they do the industry overall.

"It was 30 years ago, get over it": Mike Bloomberg's partner brushes off NDA concerns

Diana Taylor at a Mike Bloomberg event last month. Photo: Ron Adar/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Diana Taylor, Mike Bloomberg's longtime partner, dismissed the concerns surrounding non-disclosure agreements used at his company, Bloomberg LP, telling CBS News that she would say to those bothered by the allegations, "It was 30 years ago, get over it."

Why it matters: Democratic candidates have used the NDAs as a talking point against Bloomberg, calling on him to allow women to speak about the reported sexual harassment and gender discrimination they faced while working for him.

Trump's opportunity to use Bernie as an economic scapegoat

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Bernie Sanders is poised to become an economic scapegoat for both the White House and Corporate America, assuming that Sanders comes through Super Tuesday unscathed.

The big picture: If the U.S. economy remains strong, President Trump and CEOs will claim credit (as they've been doing for three years). If it turns sour, they'll blame Bernie (even though it's a largely baseless charge).