Can hackers rig the presidential election? (The 3:59, Ep. 90)

We also laser in on the Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner, and the fastest wireless carrier in the US.

Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
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Have hackers already messed with previous presidential elections?

That's a question we raise in today's podcast, which looks at the possibility that cyberattackers could hijack the election. Hackers, after all, have made their presence felt with the hack of the Democratic National Committee e-mails that resulted in the resignation of its chairwoman.

We also discuss the Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner, and how you would actually use it, as well as discuss who has the fastest wireless network in the US. Spoiler: It's not Sprint.

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Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

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