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Lawmakers ask intelligence community for 'deepfakes' assessment

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Rep. Adam Schiff and others have asked the intelligence community to assess how foreign governments could use the technology — video, audio, and images fueled by machine-learning algorithms and other tools — to harm national security interests.

Executive order creates system for 'automatic' sanctions on foreigners interfering with U.S. elections

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

The ODNI would make initial assessments, and then DOJ and DHS would get involved. Some penalties would kick in right away if investigations uncover meddling.

Trump administration touts 'extensive, historic' actions to secure elections

by Ryan Duffy • 2 months ago

On Thursday, National Security Adviser John Bolton issued a strong defense of President Trump’s “extensive, historic” efforts to strengthen the security of U.S. elections.

Trump’s refusal to call out Russian hacking provokes swift, sharp backlash

by Ryan Duffy • 2 months ago

President Trump refused to acknowledge or condemn Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election today, drawing sharp criticism from former intelligence officials and lawmakers stateside.

U.S. intelligence chief lays out threats to U.S. infrastructure, efforts to protect it

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

The talk took place within hours of the U.S. indicting 12 Russians for allegedly hacking several election-related entities in 2016.

While U.S. ponders response to Russia, agencies' hands are tied in cyberspace, intelligence chief says

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

After being repetitively criticized for not taking action, the head of the intelligence community complained that a lack of policy had stifled his agencies from forcefully responding to Russian cyberattacks and propaganda.