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Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation. The hackers, who also got deeply into the State Department’s unclassified system, do not appear to have penetrated closely guarded servers that control the message …Read More

What President Obama is getting wrong about encryption

President Obama tried to walk a very fine line on encryption, the technology that secures much of the communications that occur online, during his recent visit to Silicon Valley — saying that he is a supporter of “strong encryption,” but also understands law enforcement’s desire to access data. “I lean probably further in the direction of strong encryption than some do inside of law enforcement,” Obama said during an interview with tech news …Read More