with Tonya Riley
The report underscores the fact the pandemic probably will upend every aspect of the November election in ways that move far beyond an increase in voting by mail.
The new funds will be a tough sell in Congress, though.
The report also shows the immense planning and preparation county election officials will have to undertake amid incredibly challenging circumstances.
- Printing for absentee ballots, ballot request forms and privacy envelopes for up to 50,000 of the city’s 55,000 registered voters
- New high-speed scanners, tabulators and letter openers to process completed ballots
- Extra secure boxes where residents can drop off absentee ballots if they don’t want to send them through the mail
- Ultraviolet lights to kill any traces of the virus on mailed-in ballots
- Extra secure storage for tens of thousands of ballots that arrive before Election Day
- A bevy of disinfectants to keep in-person polling sites clean plus hand sanitizer for voters and poll workers
“Tattleware” is giving employers high-tech ways to spy on their newly remote workers during the pandemic.
FBI Director Christopher Wray once defended the encryption technology he’s now fighting.
President Trump is making it tough for social media to police misinformation during the pandemic.
Some senators are still pushing for remote voting during the pandemic despite opposition from McConnell.
Republicans introduced a data privacy bill that would hold tech companies responsible for data they collect during the pandemic.
- Obtain consent from people before collecting or processing their data related to the virus
- Give users the option to opt out of virus tracking programs
- Delete people’s personal information when it is no longer being used to respond to the pandemic
Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncertain health condition could lead to more digital threats from the hermit kingdom, an Atlantic Council analyst says.
Companies going remote need to adopt better cybersecurity practices on Microsoft systems, the U.S. government warns.
- The House Intelligence Committee will host a hearing on the nomination of John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
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