Guy Who Gave Cambridge Analytica All That Facebook Data: Actually, My Data Sucked

Cambridge University psychologist Aleksandr Kogan, the scientist whose app “thisisyourdigitallife” harvested tens of millions of Facebook profiles for disgraced and now-shuttered election data firm Cambridge Analytica, wants everyone to know that his data set is not responsible for the way the 2016 federal elections…

Here Is Facebook's Dubious Plan to Prevent Its 2016 Election Catastrophe From Happening Again

Pressure has been mounting on Facebook and its leadership to make big privacy changes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal—in which it lost control over extensive data on what it now says are 87 million users—and after weeks of hedging and minor tweaks around the margins, the company has begun to make other…

Twitter Alerts Nearly 680,000 Users They May Have Been Duped by Russian Accounts

Twitter admitted on Friday evening that its investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections had turned up what it believes were over 50,000 automated accounts linked to the Kremlin—and that it had identified 677,775 other accounts that “followed one of these accounts or retweeted or…

Emails Show Pretty Much Everyone on Trump's Transition Team Knew Mike Flynn Talked to Russians

Shortly after noon on Saturday, President Donald Trump logged on to Twitter and inadvertently posted what seemed an awful lot like an admission he obstructed justice by admitting he knew former national security adviser and now-government witness Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials.…

Georgia Attorney General Won't Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral Server

Worried about whether U.S. elections are vulnerable to outside interference? On Wednesday, tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google testified that their platforms were used to spread Russian misinformation and propaganda to millions of potential voters in 2016. But here’s a case that illustrates how the struggling…

Twitter, Google, Facebook Called to Testify Before Congress Over Russian Campaign Ads

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have asked executives from major tech companies to appear in open hearings tied to the committees’ Russia investigations. The requests follow a week in which Facebook, Google, and Twitter have faced intense scrutiny over foreign ad campaigns that sought to influence…