Millions Of Comments About The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Were Fake. Now The Feds Are Investigating.
People's names and addresses were listed on the FCC's website beside net neutrality comments they didn't make. Now the FBI is interested.
Trump Says He's Negotiating To Get China To Stop Hacking. Obama Already Did That.
China hasn't even acknowledged that the topic came up when Trump and President Xi Jinping met in Buenos Aires.
The US Loves To Charge Other Governments' Hackers With Crimes. What Happens When One Of Those Countries Returns The Favor?
As the US grows increasingly comfortable with "name-and-shame" tactics against hackers who work for China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia, it's only a matter of time before US government hackers are outed.
No Investigators Have Talked To Georgia Democrats About Brian Kemp’s Claim They Tried To Hack Him
More than two weeks after Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp made the allegation, the Democratic Party says no one’s talked to them.
The World's Biggest Hacking Powers Are Sitting Out Attempts To Bring An End To Hacking
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.
The Criminal Charges Julian Assange May Be Facing Might Not Be What You Think
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."
In One Florida County, All Polling Places Have Been Replaced With Six “Mega Voting Sites”
The sites make it particularly hard for black Americans to vote, a coalition of civil rights groups say.
Here's How We're Covering Voting And Cybersecurity On Election Day
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.
Georgia May Be The Place Where The Seeds Of Doubt About Democracy Finally Take Root
Even supporters of Republican Brian Kemp are disheartened by what’s taken place in the run-up to Tuesday’s voting.
Russia Is Meddling In The Midterms. The White House Just Isn't Talking About It.
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.
A West Virginia Democrat Is Running An Angry Populist Campaign Against Everyone And It's Working
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.
If You Tweeted Out Kanye's iPhone Password, You Might Have Broken The Law
The US’s main hacking law is written so broadly that tweeting somebody’s password could theoretically bring charges.
The Arrest Of A Chinese Spy Is Another Sign Of Mounting Tensions Over Economic Espionage
The alleged spy, Yanjun Xu, would be the first operative of China's Ministry of State Security to face a US court.