Science and Technology Minister Izhar Shay has threatened that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tries to go to new elections during the current crisis the Blue and White party will “ensure” that he does not remain in his position.The minister’s comments come as trust between Netanyahu’s Likud and its senior coalition partner Blue and White has sunk to new lows in recent days, amid a renewed fight over the state budget and political demonstrations.“The Likud is going to abuse the citizens; whoever goes to elections will pay the price,” said Shai on Channel 12’s Meet the Press program in reference to comments made by Likud MKs and coalition chairman Miki Zohar of late calling on the prime minister to break up the coalition.“The Likud made known this week through Miki Zohar that they will not work on the budget in order to dismantle the government,” said Shai.A state budget for
FBI Director Christopher Wray’s recent warning that Russia is seeking to disrupt and influence US elections underscores the vulnerability of our elections and political campaigns to foreign influence and hacking.
As is increasingly the case, whistleblowers likely will be a vital first line of defense.
Recognizing that, the State Department has launched a promising way to turn the tables on foreign hacking operations and disrupt the disrupters: It is offering whistleblower rewards of up to $10 million to those who can identify or provide the location of individuals who are working at the behest of foreign governments to interfere with a national, state or local election.
Incentivizing knowledgeable insiders to report wrongdoing by offering whistleblower rewards has long been
TikTok has launched an elections guide within its mobile app that will offer information about candidates, how to vote in each state, and educational videos, a move that comes amidst a legal battle with the Trump administration which is attempting to ban the app unless it cedes control of its local business to a U.S. firm.
Instead of producing the election-related content itself, TikTok will work with partner organizations like the National Association of Secretaries of State, BallotReady, SignVote, and several others, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
Unlike Facebook, which allows users to register for voting by sharing details within the app, TikTok will direct the users to an external website, a move that the company said is intended to protect user privacy.