back to article Security much? Twitter should have had a CISO to prevent Bitcoin hack, says US state financial body

American financial regulators in New York have demanded Twitter be subject to harsher rules following the July hacks of prominent users' accounts – as CEO Jack Dorsey furiously backpedals after his website censored a news article from a US newspaper. The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) demanded that …

  1. IGotOut Silver badge

    Should be like the financial sector!

    Say like Equifax?

  2. Blank Reg Silver badge

    Isn't it funny how Biden possibly having met a Ukrainian energy exec is a scandal to the republicans, but they seem to be just fine with every one of trump's associates having Russian connections. And it's highly likely that trump himself is in deep debt to Russians. And of course there is the Russian backed disinformation campaign that played a part in his getting elected. But that's ok according to the republicans

    1. DS999

      They're desperate to find anything to get Biden's unfavorables down in Hillary territory. Having voters hate both choices like 2016 is the only chance Trump has to win, but given his abject failure in handling coronavirus I don't think even that would be enough.

      The problem for Trump is that before Clinton was seen as a quasi-incumbent, a "more of the same" candidate. Coupled with people fed up from seeing a third Bush and second Clinton running for office, enough voters wanted something different that Trump squeaked by. Now Trump is running on a poor record as the incumbent, always a bad place to be.

  3. TeeCee Gold badge

    ...another public sector body demanding more powers and more control...

    Showing, yet again, that it doesn't matter how democratic your society may be, your public sector will always be fiercely totalitarian by its very nature.

    1. Warm Braw Silver badge

      If that's that the voters want, then democracy presumably demands that's what they get. There's not been a recent shortage of voters seeking authoritarian - and indeed retributive - legislators. In the UK, however unpopular the government may presently be owing to cronyism and incompetence, it still seems to have significant support for its hostility to the rule of law (because foreigners). If you believe that 'democracy' means your own values should be reflected in public administration, then you're going to be very disappointed in both.

  4. Claverhouse Silver badge

    “Poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.”

    There are other angles on the Ukraine story that seem destined to remain problematic, like Biden’s visit to Ukraine as vice president in December 2015. Uncle Joe delivered a Kneel Before Zod dictum to then-President Petro Poroshenko, declaring he would hold up a billion-dollar aid package if the country’s general prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was not fired immediately. “I’m leaving in six hours,” he later recounted saying. “If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.”


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