Clapper: Brennan’s rhetoric is becoming an issue | TheHill

“Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Thursday took aim at Brennan for “purport[ing] to know, as fact, that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power.”

“If his statement is based on intelligence he has seen since leaving office, it constitutes an intelligence breach. If he has some other personal knowledge of or evidence of collusion, it should be disclosed to the special counsel, not The New York Times,” Burr said.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/402521-clapper-brennans-rhetoric-is-becoming-an-issue-in-and-of-itself

Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US – BBC News

“”[The satellite’s] behaviour on-orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities,” Ms Poblete told the conference on disarmament in Switzerland.

“Russian intentions with respect to this satellite are unclear and are obviously a very troubling development,” she added, citing recent comments made by the commander of Russia’s Space Forces, who said adopting “new prototypes of weapons” was a key objective for the force.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45194333

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers – Defense One

“The U.S. government effort to stop the attack “was effective at knocking down their command and control. But — and this is a ‘but’ we haven’t seen talked about that much — there was a persistent ‘stage one’ on all of those routers,” said Joyce. “If it was at a stage-two or stage-three implant, it knocked it back to one, which was power- and reboot-persistent. At that point, we couldn’t call back out via those two methods to re-establish command and control,” he told the crowd.

Bottom line: “It’s still on those routers and if you know the wake-up knock you can go in, control those routers, and put a stage two or three back on them… What do you think the odds are that the actors in Russia who put those down have the addresses of the places where the put the malware? I think it’s pretty high,” he said.”

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/08/russian-military-spy-software-hundreds-thousands-home-routers/150474/

Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems | Tampa Bay Times

“They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa. He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate.

“That’s classified,” the Democrat said Tuesday.”

https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/08/08/bill-nelson-the-russians-have-penetrated-some-florida-voter-election-systems/