Playlist · by Lilah Crews-Pless
2 episodes, 46 mins 4 secs
The Year in Sound: An Audio Time Capsule of 2018
Between the government shutdowns that bookended the year, there were furious standoffs over a border wall; shootings at a high school, a bar, a grocery store, a synagogue; devastating wildfires in California. Handshakes and promises shared with autocrats in North Korea and Russia. Powerful men brought down by #MeToo or trying to make a comeback, and a Supreme Court nominee accused, then elevated to the bench. Questions about a murdered journalist, about election interference, about how much Facebook knew. A midterm vote that delivered one of the most diverse — and divided — governments in American history. Here’s what 2018 sounded like. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
How Worried Should Americans Be About Facebook and Cyber Warfare?
On Monday, reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee accused Facebook of “dissembling” about its knowledge of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 Presidential election. The next day, theTimesrevealedhow Facebook gave other big tech companies extensive access to users’ personal data. On Wednesday, the attorney general for the District of Columbiafiled a lawsuit against the companyfor allowing the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to buy the data of millions of Facebook’s users.Evan Osnosjoins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how lawmakers are responding, and what can be done about America’s vulnerability to ongoing cyberattacks against American businesses and our entire electoral system.
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