The election is over, however not without a drawback or 2. Some citizens in Georgia and Ohio had to utilize paper ballots after hand sanitizer leaked into voting makers– an unexpected casualty of the pandemic. And a slew of robocalls throughout a variety of swing states prompted voters to “stay safe and stay at home,” in an effort to disenfranchise voters from going to the surveys. With record voter turnout, there’s little proof to reveal it worked.
But we saw nothing like the hack-and-leak operations like we did four years back, which provided an “October surprise” that hindered the election for Hillary Clinton, regardless of winning the popular vote by three million votes.
Government authorities and cybersecurity companies stated there were no significant or destructive cyberattacks during Election Day. One Homeland Security official called it “another Tuesday on the web,” however conceded there was still trigger for issue in the election after-effects.
With the bulk of the votes counted, government authorities indicated the hazard of “foreign influence” projects— or false information– that would try to cast doubt on the election results. In truth, much of the false and misleading claims ended up coming from inside the White House as the Trump administration tried to cling onto power. After being captured out 4 years earlier, the social networks giants took into location policies and steps that limited the spread of incorrect news– including Trump’s repeated attempts to declare victory.
Fears that the 2020 election could turn into a national, and even an international security matter did not come to fruition. The U.S. remains in a better place than it was four years earlier by just discovering the lessons from Russia’s efforts to interfere with the election. Think of where we could be in another 4?
Because you, like us, were glued to the tv screens recently, here’s more from the week you might have missed out on.
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Grayshift, the maker of phone unlocking tech, raises a Series A round
Grayshift, the secretive startup behind the U.S. government’s favorite phone unlocking technology, has actually raised $47 million in fresh funding. The Series A round was led by PeakEquity Partners, and– as first reported by Forbes– is a substantial round for a little-known phone forensics company.
Grayshift took off onto the mobile forensics scene in 2018, months after the business started quietly offering its exclusive GrayKey technology to federal agencies for about $15,000 each. The FBI and other agencies use their acquired GrayKey devices to burglarize encrypted phones without requiring the passcode.
Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.