Friday, November 11, 2016

Could better Internet security have prevented Trump’s shocking win? - The Washington Post

Tangentially, Trump will be a disaster for online privacy. Here’s how to protect yours before it’s too late. (Recode)

"The election of Republican Donald Trump has stunned Silicon Valley, sparking renewed fears about how the federal government’s powerful surveillance machinery could undermine personal privacy — especially in the hands of a man with a history of threatening retaliation against those who challenge him.

But as some prepare to take new high-tech defensive measures against government intrusion, there also is a note of regret: The campaign of Trump’s rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, suffered several disruptions when poorly protected emails fell into the hands of Russian hackers, WikiLeaks and, finally, the FBI. Better digital security, including measures long advocated by some experts, might have prevented Clinton’s defeat, they say."
Could better Internet security have prevented Trump’s shocking win? - The Washington Post
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