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Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator.

Voting machines in at least one US state already may have been compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the midterm elections, a Florida Democratic senator warned. Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the...
Time: 11:44     Date: 09.08.2018
World Tech News: Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator. NY Post 24 - US News

Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times.

Nelson’s office has yet to respond to a request for comment.

In the Times report, Nelson indicated he and his Republican counterpart, Sen. Marco Rubio, have been asked by leaders of the Intelligence Committee to let election officials in their state know “that the Russians are in their records.”

“This is no-fooling time,” Nelson added.

Rubio’s office would not comment on the matter, but the Times said two county officials have corroborated Nelson’s remarks.

Nelson and Rubio, who is an Intelligence Committee member, wrote to election officials back in July warning about potential threats to their state’s election apparatus. Nelson and Rubio suggested that 2018 would be a year that demands “greater awareness of cyber threats,” and encouraged state officials to take advantage of the “wide range of services” provided by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to safeguard against such intrusion.

“County election boards should not be expected to stand alone against a hostile foreign government,” Nelson and Rubio argued, noting that “our decentralized system is a strength, but it also means the responsibility resides with each of us to be sure our locality is secure.”

Nelson told reporters on Wednesday that the Russians are hoping “to sow chaos in our democratic institutions,” a notion that has been repeated by both President Trump and US intelligence officials.

Last week, top cabinet officials doubled down on what they called an ongoing and “pervasive” threat from Russia.

“Democracy itself is in the crosshairs,” said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

During the 2016 presidential election, DHS “saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated,” according to cybersecurity official Jeanette Manfra.

She added that there was “no doubt” the Russian government was behind the attacks.

Manfra’s comments came after former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Fox News in early February that Russia already was attempting to interfere “in the US in 2018.”

“I think it’s important we just continue to say to Russia, ‘Look, you think we don’t see what you’re doing. We do see it and you need to stop. If you don’t, you’re going to just continue to invite consequences for yourself,’” Tillerson said.

Tech

World Tech News: PayPal bans Alex Jones’ Infowars for hate speech. NY Post 24 - US News
PayPal bans Alex Jones’ Infowars for hate speech.
Payments processor PayPal said on Friday it decided to end its business relationship with popular conspiracy theorist Alex...
World Tech News: People are using a new app to report sex assault anonymously. NY Post 24 - US News
People are using a new app to report sex assault anonymously.
In the wake of #MeToo, more than 1,000 people have downloaded an app aimed at rooting out repeat sex offenders by allowing...
World Tech News: Senators’ Gmail accounts targeted by foreign hackers. NY Post 24 - US News
Senators’ Gmail accounts targeted by foreign hackers.
State-backed hackers are still trying to break into the personal email accounts of US senators and their aides — and a...
World Tech News: Google Maps will now give you parking suggestions. NY Post 24 - US News
Google Maps will now give you parking suggestions.
Google has been testing parking features in Google Maps for a while now, since parking is obviously such a crucial part of...

Opinion

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China’s new two-child policy should not be celebrated.
I was living in China in 1980 when the one-child policy — one of the most brutal political campaigns any government has...
Last US News - Opinion: China’s interference in US politics is only beginning. NY Post 24 - US News
China’s interference in US politics is only beginning.
The Trump administration is publicly calling out China for attempting to influence US politics ahead of the midterms. Privately,...
Last US News - Opinion: Credit Trump’s toughness for Putin’s softening in Syria. NY Post 24 - US News
Credit Trump’s toughness for Putin’s softening in Syria.
All of a sudden, President Vladimir Putin is a soft touch on Syria. First, he let President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey...
Last US News - Opinion: One Jersey county’s headed to the Supreme Court. NY Post 24 - US News
One Jersey county’s headed to the Supreme Court.
Look who’s headed to the US Supreme Court: The freeholders of Morris County, NJ, who are appealing to overturn a ruling...
Last US News - Opinion: De Blasio longs to fire his ‘man with immense personal integrity’. NY Post 24 - US News
De Blasio longs to fire his ‘man with immense personal integrity’.
We’re glad to see City Councilman Ritchie Torres vowing to “protect the independence” of the city Department of Investigation...

Living

US Living News: The best books of the week. NY Post 24 - US News
The best books of the week.
West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House Ed. by Gautam...
US Living News: Why the inventor of the labradoodle regretted his creation. NY Post 24 - US News
Why the inventor of the labradoodle regretted his creation.
With its cutesy curls and plaintive eyes, it’s no wonder the labradoodle became America’s second-favorite dog in 2012....
US Living News: Here’s why relationships are making us fatter. NY Post 24 - US News
Here’s why relationships are making us fatter.
If you’ve gained weight in a committed relationship, you’re not alone. Almost 80 percent of Americans put on...
US Living News: ‘Curb’ star Cheryl Hines would like you to buy her a dirty martini, please. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Curb’ star Cheryl Hines would like you to buy her a dirty martini, please.
Cheryl Hines, 53, star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” was raised in Tallahassee, Fla., and lives in Los Angeles....
US Living News: People are using a new app to report sex assault anonymously. NY Post 24 - US News
People are using a new app to report sex assault anonymously.
In the wake of #MeToo, more than 1,000 people have downloaded an app aimed at rooting out repeat sex offenders by allowing...
US Living News: Top food researcher resigns after his work gets retracted. NY Post 24 - US News
Top food researcher resigns after his work gets retracted.
NEW YORK — A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct,...
US Living News: #WhyIDidntReport blows up on Twitter after Trump’s remark to Kavanaugh accuser. NY Post 24 - US News
#WhyIDidntReport blows up on Twitter after Trump’s remark to Kavanaugh accuser.
On Friday, President Trump questioned Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...
US Living News: Why the Spanish flu pandemic should terrify us 100 years later. NY Post 24 - US News
Why the Spanish flu pandemic should terrify us 100 years later.
A deadly flu pandemic like the Spanish flu could happen again, wiping out 400 million globally, leading flu experts have...

Business

Last US Business News: John Paulson teams up with investors to start Gold Council. NY Post 24 - US News
John Paulson teams up with investors to start Gold Council.
John Paulson is taking on the gold industry. The billionaire hedgie — known for his well-timed bets against subprime mortgages...
Last US Business News: Hefty Arconic price tag could scare off potential bidders. NY Post 24 - US News
Hefty Arconic price tag could scare off potential bidders.
The leveraged buyout of Arconic has run into a bit of turbulence, The Post has learned. Potential bidders for the aluminum...
Last US Business News: Retailers warn of price hikes due to Trump tariffs. NY Post 24 - US News
Retailers warn of price hikes due to Trump tariffs.
President Trump’s base better get ready for some sticker shock come Monday. That’s when Trump’s fresh round of tariffs...
Last US Business News: The best bargain at Apple can be yours for less than $300. NY Post 24 - US News
The best bargain at Apple can be yours for less than $300.
The Apple Watch Series 3 has quietly become one of the best deals in tech. Lost in the commotion surrounding Friday’s launch...
Last US Business News: PayPal bans Alex Jones’ Infowars for hate speech. NY Post 24 - US News
PayPal bans Alex Jones’ Infowars for hate speech.
Payments processor PayPal said on Friday it decided to end its business relationship with popular conspiracy theorist Alex...
Last US Business News: Elton John, Universal announce deal involving his husband. NY Post 24 - US News
Elton John, Universal announce deal involving his husband.
Elton John and Universal Music Group on Friday announced a recorded music and song publishing deal so encompassing that it...
Last US Business News: Feds probing whether drugmaker services are schemes to boost sales. NY Post 24 - US News
Feds probing whether drugmaker services are schemes to boost sales.
Federal investigators have kicked off a probe into whether certain services drugmakers offer to doctors and patients are...
Last US Business News: Investor swears bitcoin will ‘grind back’. NY Post 24 - US News
Investor swears bitcoin will ‘grind back’.
Mike Novogratz swears bitcoin is the real deal — despite the cryptocurrency losing nearly 70 percent of its value since...

Metro

Metro News: DOE honcho demoted over boneheaded busing decisions. NY Post 24 - US News
DOE honcho demoted over boneheaded busing decisions.
The Department of Education has reassigned a top administrator in the latest personnel shakeup stemming from a string of...
Metro News: Woman charged for stabbing rampage at NYC ‘tourist baby’ birthing center. NY Post 24 - US News
Woman charged for stabbing rampage at NYC ‘tourist baby’ birthing center.
The crazed woman accused of a stabbing spree at a Queens boarding house for “tourist babies” — cutting...
Metro News: De Blasio allies blast mayor over plot to fire city’s top watchdog. NY Post 24 - US News
De Blasio allies blast mayor over plot to fire city’s top watchdog.
Mayor de Blasio came under fire from some of his closest allies Friday for plotting to sack the city’s top watchdog —...
Metro News: Kennedy charity’s bail plan will likely release some violent repeat offenders. NY Post 24 - US News
Kennedy charity’s bail plan will likely release some violent repeat offenders.
A Kennedy family charity’s plan to spend millions bailing out 16- to 18-year-olds and women from city jails will put violent,...
Metro News: MS-13 gang member admits he killed to ‘increase status’. NY Post 24 - US News
MS-13 gang member admits he killed to ‘increase status’.
An MS-13 thug Friday admitted to taking part in an April 2017 quadruple homicide that shocked Long Island. Freiry Martinez,...
Metro News: De Blasio: No bail out for Staten Island Ferris wheel project. NY Post 24 - US News
De Blasio: No bail out for Staten Island Ferris wheel project.
Mayor de Blasio said Friday the city won’t bail out a stalled $900 million project to build the largest Ferris wheel in...
Metro News: BQE repairs may force out wealthy residents along Promenade. NY Post 24 - US News
BQE repairs may force out wealthy residents along Promenade.
Some residents along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade could be forced from their homes during at least some of the years-long...
Metro News: NJ sheriff bows to pressure, resigns after racist comments. NY Post 24 - US News
NJ sheriff bows to pressure, resigns after racist comments.
The New Jersey sheriff who was recorded making racist statements about black people and the state’s Sikh attorney general...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Luke Voit has embraced every part of becoming a Yankee. NY Post 24 - US News
Luke Voit has embraced every part of becoming a Yankee.
New Yankees first baseman Luke Voit, acquired in a deadline deal with the Cardinals, takes a swing at some Q&A with Post...
Last US Sport News: Here’s how the Mets can be contenders again right away. NY Post 24 - US News
Here’s how the Mets can be contenders again right away.
What has 138 starts, a 3.29 ERA and averages better than a strikeout an inning? Moment to think about it. Answer: The combined...
Last US Sport News: Luke Voit keeps raking and Greg Bird could be the odd man out. NY Post 24 - US News
Luke Voit keeps raking and Greg Bird could be the odd man out.
Luke Voit failed to crush a home run Friday night and still his legend grew. The Yankees first baseman contributed with a...
Last US Sport News: Knicks’ rebuilding plan not hurting ticket sales. NY Post 24 - US News
Knicks’ rebuilding plan not hurting ticket sales.
There is evidence some are buying hard into the Knicks’ patient rebuilding plan, despite five straight seasons of missing...
Last US Sport News: Aaron Judge starting to get back into the swing of things. NY Post 24 - US News
Aaron Judge starting to get back into the swing of things.
Aaron Judge started a fourth straight game Friday night since his return from the disabled list, and he entered still looking...