Unsurprisingly, it seems that Twitter was right when it told media companies to expect more hacking of their official accounts. And while we’re all still waiting for those two-step passwords, E! News became the latest organization to fall victim to the Syrian Electronic Army hacker group, which recently took over the accounts belonging to the Associated Press and CBS. On Saturday, many of @eonline’s 5.2 million followers were briefly led to believe that Justin Bieber had “exclusively” told the entertainment network that he is gay. However, the ruse was quickly spoiled by the hackers themselves, who added a tweet taking credit for the infiltration. The account was suspended for a little while, but it’s now back up and running with an announcement confirming that it “was compromised and some incorrect information was sent out.” It’s a good thing that the markets were closed today — if a fake tweet about about explosions at the White House can make the Dow to drop by 100 points, who knows what news about the Biebs’s sexuality woulddo?
CNN: The Nevada State Democratic Party is asking site leaders to sign non-disclosure agreements, according to one volunteer who had planned to help with Saturday’s caucuses but quit because he didn’t want to sign the document.
Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the US government who are believed to be anti-Trump, per 3 sources familiar w meeting. https://t.co/l6Kj8wdT9F
After Trump says he’s considering him for DNI, Doug Collins says no thanks: “This is not a job that interests me at this time it’s not one that I would accept, because I’m running a Senate race down here in Georgia,” he says on Fox Biz
After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across #Afghanistan. This is an important step on a long road to peace, and I call on all Afghans to seize this opportunity.
Since I stepped on the #DemDebate stage, our grassroots campaign has raised more than $5 million. We’ve not only reached our critical goal of raising $7 million before the Nevada caucuses—we’re now raising it to $12 million. I’m so grateful. Keep it up! https://t.co/9kjAWYs2zq