On a chilly night in Las Vegas this month, Faraday Future — an electric vehicle company that pitches itself as a threat to Tesla — attempted to show off its self-parking feature in front of an auditorium full of journalists, employees and perhaps a few “skeptics and naysayers,” according to Executive VP Nick Sampson. As […]

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) –  In light of recent online attacks from Russia, and on the DNC, cyber experts are weighing in, saying the internet is under attack. Some say a hack called “spear phishing” is damaging the foundation of the democratic system, and the attacks are only getting more frequent. Cyber Expert Arun Vishwanath says, the […]

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President-elect Donald Trump has a simple diagnosis for the state of cybersecurity. “We’re hacked by everybody,” he declared during a Wednesday press conference. By Thursday, he found his man to solve the problem: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Trump tapped Giuliani to convene meetings of private sector executives to obtain “experiential and anecdotal” […]

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WASHINGTON — Most media reports of cyberattacks and cyberwar are inaccurate and sensationalized, the veteran security researcher known as Space Rogue told the ShmooCon hacker conference here yesterday (Jan. 13). Credit: Palo_ok/Shutterstock The threat of computer-based attacks upon the United States’ critical national infrastructure is real, he said.  But the constant, dire predictions of massive […]

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January 13, 2017 —Apart from blaming Russian and Chinese hackers for high-profile cybersecurity breaches, President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t offered many specifics on his plan to bolster US digital defenses. But Mr. Trump’s cabinet picks aren’t waiting for guidance from the incoming president. In confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill this week, many called for a stronger government role in protecting […]

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Exxon CEO and Trump’s pick for the nation’s top ambassadorship, through the ringer at his confirmation hearing, the transition team threw Giuliani a bone. He would be named—well, no title. But he would be “sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend” on matters of cybersecurity. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. Industry pros […]

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