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The Iran Hacks Cybersecurity Experts Feared May Be Here

An uptick in potentially Iran-related hacking since the nuclear deal collapsed spells trouble for the US and allies.…

Amnesty Report: Twitter Abuse Toward Women Is Rampant

Frustrated by Twitter’s silence on abuse against women, Amnesty International crowdsourced its own data and found that the platform was especially toxic for black women.…

Russia’s IRA Targeted Black Americans, Exploiting Racial Tensions

A new report documents how the Internet Research Agency had a much more sustained, deliberate focus on black Americans.…

How Instagram Became the Russian IRA’s Go-To Social Network

A Senate report finds that Russia’s Internet Research Agency was far more active, and more successful, on Instagram in 2017 than on Facebook or Twitter.…

How Russian Trolls Used Meme Warfare to Divide America

A new report for the Senate exposes how the IRA used every major social media platform to target Americans before and after the 2016 election.…

Facebook or YouTube Down? What We All Do When Sites Crash

What happens when Instagram glitches or Slack stalls? Spoiler: We don’t log off—we just scurry off to different (sometimes darker) corners of the web.…

A Complete Guide to All 17 (Known) Trump and Russia Investigations

The investigation in to Russian interference and Donald Trump has sprung so many offshoots, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s a comprehensive list. It’s long.…

Taylor Swift’s Facial Recognition, the Year’s Worst Passwords, and More Security News This Week

Chinese hackers targeting the Navy, charity scammers, and more security news this week.…

Facebook Exposed 6.8 Million Users’ Photos to Cap Off a Terrible 2018

In the latest in its long string of 2018 incidents, Facebook let developers access the private photos of millions of users.…

At a New York Privacy Pop-Up, Facebook Sells Itself

The one-day pop-up kiosk is meant to show that Facebook takes users’ privacy concerns seriously. It also was an opportunity to gather more data.…

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