Fake News and Pandemics

When the next pandemic strikes, we'll be fighting it on two fronts. The first is the one you immediately think about: understanding the disease, researching a cure and inoculating the population. The ...
Russia's ‘Fake News’ Swirls in U.S. and Europe

Russia’s ‘Fake News’ Swirls in U.S. and Europe

Here come yet more stories of Russia interfering in elections, Moscow-sponsored attempts to sow discord, and Putin-led conspiracy-theory spreading. But it has to be said: They’re suspiciously thinly-sourced ...
Security Boulevard

How Political Campaigns Use Personal Data

Really interesting report from Tactical Tech. Data-driven technologies are an inevitable feature of modern political campaigning. Some argue that they are a welcome addition to politics as normal and a necessary and ...

Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government

On November 4, 2016, the hacker "Guccifer 2.0,: a front for Russia's military intelligence service, claimed in a blogpost that the Democrats were likely to use vulnerabilities to hack the presidential elections ...

Russians Hacked the Olympics

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the myriad of hacking threats against the Olympics. Last week, the Washington Post reported that Russia hacked the Olympics network and tried to cast the blame ...