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As the Government Shutdown Drags on, Security Risks Intensify

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The current federal government shutdown, the longest in United States history, is in its fourth week, with no clear path to resolution. With 800,000 federal employees on full or partial leave as a result, cybersecurity experts raised an early alarm about how the shutdown would impact US cybersecurity.

Governments need to embrace AI for the good of the people

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AI has already taken the private sphere by storm, with massive corporations, dynamic startups, and even our own living rooms playing host to intelligent machine learning software. It’s no big surprise, then, that the world of government is starting to turn to AI to improve its effectiveness in serving populations large and small.

Hacker doxes hundreds of German politicians

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Since 1 December, one or more hackers have been publishing data and documents from hundreds of German politicians in a Twitter advent calendar – a massive assault on the government that wasn’t discovered until Thursday night.

Facebook suspends accounts for pushing false info in Alabama election

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Facebook's attempt to thwart disinformation campaigns has typically focused on Russia and other hostile countries, but it's now grappling with that problem on its home soil. The site has confirmed to the Washington Post that it suspended five accounts for "coordinated inauthentic behavior" during the 2017 Alabama special election for the Senate, including the CEO of social media research company New Knowledge.