The Russian hacking in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election has become the poster child for cybercrime, a growing threat to everyday American life for the powerful as well as average citizens. U.S. intelligence agencies have not only unanimously blamed Russia for the hacking of Democrats' computers but have also concluded that the leaking of thousands of emails of top Democrats was done to help Donald Trump win.
So what should be done about what's already happened? And how can the United States prevent further attacks?
Paul Guggenheimer poses these questions to David Hickton, U.S. attorney for Western Pennsylvania from 2010 to November, 2016. His office in Pittsburgh was involved in a number of major indictments involving cybercrime. Hickton is now the head of the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security.
Essential Interviews | David Hickton
Bill Peduto Immigration & Sanctuary Cities
President Trump's controversial plans to restrict immigration include a proposal to cut funding for so-called sanctuary cities. Sanctuary cities are ones that don't arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Philadelphia is a sanctuary city and Pittsburgh is considering following in Philly's footsteps.
Members of the Pittsburgh city council have proposed making Pittsburgh a sanctuary city. But thanks to Mayor Bill Peduto, it already acts like one. Mayor Peduto joins Paul Guggenheimer to discuss his views on immigration.