The astonishing scope of election interference on the world’s biggest social platforms came glaringly to light following the 2016 presidential election. The issue is hardly resolved, so it should not come as a surprise that Facebook has created a team—and a room—dedicated to weeding out disinformation in the run-up to…
Once again, it’s time for Congress to feel its way around the series of tubes we call the internet. On Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about election security... and whatever else pops into their heads on this fine morning.
Democrats are pushing forward with a bill that, unlike competing legislation, would actually require the use of paper ballots and comprehensive audits in all federal elections.
The voting records of some 14.8 million Texas residents were left exposed online and eventually got discovered by a data breach hunter overseas, according to TechCrunch.
Voting machine manufacturer ES&S has denied that its systems were ever equipped with remote-access software when confronted by reporters. But after receiving questions from a U.S. senator on the matter, the company has admitted it did do that dumb thing, but it did it a long time ago, and it doesn’t do it anymore.
If you want to place a political advertisement through Google’s massive advertising network during the upcoming US elections, you’re going to have to show some ID first. The search giant announced new policies Friday that will require advertisers prove they are a US citizen or permanent resident when buying election…
Mark Zuckerberg is ready to apologize.
Voting machine manufacturer ES&S is facing new questions from a prominent US lawmaker regarding the security of its voting systems.
Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would allocate more than $1 billion to secure America’s voting systems amid rising concerns that Kremlin-backed hackers will once again try to interfere in US elections.
Last month, a local California newspaper left more than 19 million voter records exposed online. Gizmodo confirmed this week that the records were compromised during an apparent ransomware attack.
Congress has done, well, basically nothing to ensure that the 2018 midterm elections won’t be in some way compromised by hackers, even though almost every lawmaker is adamant nothing could be more important than securing the vote. Making matters worse, it now appears that even states willing to accept the federal…
A long-awaited election security bill is finally rolling out today with bipartisan support.
Alabama’s special election for Jeff Sessions’ vacated Senate seat is underway today, but state courts are still battling over whether or not digital records from the vote should be preserved in case of a recount or a hack.
The election in Germany over the weekend saw the rise of the country’s nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, the first time in decades that a far-right group has won seats in German parliament. It also marked Facebook’s first real election security test since the company has fully come to terms with the…
Facebook will share political ads linked to a Russian troll farm with Congress, in a reversal of its earlier claim that it could not share the ads because of its obligation to protect user privacy.
When 650 thousand Tennesseans voted in the Memphis area, they probably didn’t expect their personal information would eventually be picked apart at a hacker conference at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
Facebook is sponsoring the efforts of former Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney campaign managers to combat hacking and disinformation campaigns designed to interfere with elections.