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FBI Says Foreign Hackers Penetrated State Election Systems

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Michael Isikoff, writing for Yahoo:

    The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.

  2. mercury Aug 30, 2016
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    The place that tech has come to as field is really disappointing. A lot of important fields (government, healthcare, etc) can't/won't pay what tech companies and startups do. It's hard to see talented engineers working for startups targeted at upper middle class people who don't need another black car/grocery delivery/personal butler app, rather than doing something that makes a difference; but at the same time, it's hard to argue with paychecks.

    Basically, I can't wait for the startup bubble to burst. I also can't wait for governments (national and local) to start valuing software as infrastructure that needs upkeep and maintenance as much as transit, or something. There's so much that can be done that just isn't.