Most of the world agrees that it's unacceptable to build programs that rapidly shut down computers around the world. But the countries most likely to do it aren't willing to promise not to.
A mistake in a court document provides the first documented evidence that Assange has been indicted in Virginia. But the charges remain unknown.
Trump Is Tweeting Bogus Claims Of Voter Fraud. Here’s How His False Claims Echo Online Conspiracies.
"It's more likely that people are stricken by lightning than if they impersonate someone at the polls."
The sites make it particularly hard for black Americans to vote, a coalition of civil rights groups say.
We're on the lookout for cyber-shenanigans tomorrow. But we're also vigilant for false claims — which in the right context can do even more damage.
Georgia’s Republican Candidate For Governor Says Democrats Hacked Him. He’s Made False Accusations In The Past.
Georgia Secretary of State and candidate for governor Brian Kemp has a history of wrongly accusing opponents of hacking him.
Even supporters of Republican Brian Kemp are disheartened by what’s taken place in the run-up to Tuesday’s voting.
Russia hasn't tried to hack voting machines in 2018, the government says, but its propaganda efforts are as active as ever.
Texas Warns Voters That Some Voting Machines May Switch Their Ballots If They Try To Vote A Straight-Party Ticket
Some parts of Texas still use older, paperless machines. A handful of voters say picking a straight-party option selects the wrong party.
Facebook Just Removed 82 Iranian-Tied Pages And Accounts Posting Divisive Trump And Kaepernick Memes
The move comes after the company suspended 652 fake pages, groups, and accounts in August for “coordinated, inauthentic behavior” associated with Iranian and Russian political influence operations.
Facebook And Twitter Are Taking Steps To Help States Keep Bogus Election Information Off Their Sites
Weary of their platforms being abused, Facebook and Twitter have streamlined a process for states to flag election lies.
Richard Ojeda rose up through West Virginia’s teacher strikes, and now he wants to take on Washington and everybody in it.
14 Groups Have Been Subpoenaed Over The Millions Of Anti-Net Neutrality Comments Filed Without People's Permission
When millions of people’s names were used to oppose — or in some cases, support —net neutrality without their permission, the FCC ignored it. But the investigation has taken a big turn.
The US’s main hacking law is written so broadly that tweeting somebody’s password could theoretically bring charges.
The alleged spy, Yanjun Xu, would be the first operative of China's Ministry of State Security to face a US court.
In 2016, Cassandra Ford renamed a Twitter account for the persona leaking hacked Democratic emails. That earned the FBI's interest and a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller.
China has tried to pressure Trump by raising tariffs on crops grown by farmers in red states. It also took out a multipage ad in an Iowa paper.
Jeff Sessions Finally Met With State Officials About Social Media, And Political Bias Barely Came Up
Despite President Trump’s insistence that social media platforms are biased against conservatives, the much-anticipated meeting largely focused on privacy and antitrust.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions invited 24 states to send representatives to a meeting to discuss a possible antitrust action against Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
There are more than 10,000 local jurisdictions that administer the country's elections. Only 1,100 have signed up for the federal election threat alert system.