Recode’s Kara Swisher answers the most pressing questions from the past 24 hours.1.
When to break it out the Black Tape: At this stage, the good news is that the Trump administration is moving away from the status quo, with a focus on cybersecurity and the development of a new federal cybersecurity task force.
The bad news is, we know that it’s going to take more than just a few announcements and statements to get the U.S. back to the top of this game.2.
When not to break the Black Tapes: As we’ve discussed before, the stakes are high.
A cybersecurity threat is the most effective way to prevent future disasters.
But it’s not just a matter of breaking the rules.
This is a threat to our future.
And that means breaking the law in order to protect ourselves.3.
When it’s okay to break rules: If we’re going to continue to work toward the same goals, it’s time to make certain that we can’t just ignore the law.
The President and the administration have already broken the law, and they’ve done so at the risk of damaging the future of our economy.
The president has been a liar and a bully.
We’re not going to let him continue to undermine the security of our nation.4.
When you don’t break the law: This is why you need to make sure that you don.
You don’t have to break any laws in order for the U, S. or E.O. to do their jobs.
The U.N. Security Council is already investigating Russia’s alleged hacking and election interference.
And the White House is already warning that Russia could interfere in our elections to benefit Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.5.
When breaking the rule doesn’t solve the problem: The Trump administration has repeatedly failed to follow through on its cybersecurity commitments, even though the public expects them.
But the only way to protect our national security is to make the necessary changes now.
We can’t afford to wait for an entire year to do that.6.
When we can trust Trump, but can’t trust the U., S. and E.