Massive data leak affects hundreds of German politicians

A number of German politicians have been the target of a massive data leak, one that contains extensive amounts of information. The data in question includes email addresses, private correspondence, passwords, phone numbers, work emails and photos, among other information, and those affected reportedly include journalists and celebrities as well as politicians. According to multiple […]

App flaw let anyone access UK Conservative politicians’ data

The UK Conservative party is learning a hard lesson about the importance of basic security measures in mobile apps. Users have discovered that you could log into the party’s conference app using only an attendee’s email address, providing access to all kinds of sensitive data. And when many of the conference participants are politicians who […]

‘Dancing diplomacy’: 7 times politicians cut loose and (tried to) sway to the rhythm

Austria’s foreign minister has hailed the merits of “dancing diplomacy,” less than two weeks after she swayed with Vladimir Putin at her wedding – but she’s not the only politician known to put on her dancing shoes. “Diplomacy is about much more than presenting each other with policy notes… a dance doesn’t have any political […]

‘Hero & patriot representing our best ideals’: US politicians mourn McCain’s passing

Despite being pre-emptively ‘disinvited’ by McCain from his funeral, Donald Trump has expressed his condolences, joining a long list of US politicians praising the late John McCain’s patriotism, heroism and high morals. “Our hearts and prayers are with you!” Trump tweeted after McCain’s family announced the senator’s death. Recalling John McCain’s six-decade service to the […]

Anti-Brexit politicians from all the main parties are in secret talks about forming a new ‘centrist’ movement

Getty Private discussions are underway about a new centrist force in British politics. Sources tell Business Insider that moderate Labour and Conservative MPs who oppose Brexit are involved in confidential discussions. However, insiders say talks are at an early stage, vague and not yet likely to lead to a new party. Sir Vince Cable, leader […]

Athletes and politicians erupt at Trump after he takes aim at LeBron James on Twitter

Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, Olivier Douliery/Getty Images President Donald Trump went after NBA star LeBron James on Friday night after James did an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. In an interview that aired last Monday, James and Lemon discussed James’ recent opening of a school for underprivileged children and […]

UK politicians blame Facebook for the rise of fake news

After an 18 month investigation, the UK parliament has issued a scathing report on the handling of fake news and illegal election ads by tech companies, especially Facebook. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee said Facebook “obfuscated” information and refused to probe potential Russian abuse until forced to by the US Senate. Worst […]

All the notable people and politicians Sacha Baron Cohen has ‘duped’ for his new TV series, ‘Who Is America?’

Showtime Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series, “Who Is America?,” caused a stir before its premiere last week, as several Republican politicians felt the need to get ahead of the show in explaining how Cohen “duped” them to appear on it. The former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the former congressman Joe Walsh, and the […]