Election meddling is easier than before and regulation of social media is more muddled than ever. Private companies like Facebook have little chance of standing up to Russia’s intelligence services alone.
Spying and Privacy articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Spying and Privacy section concerns how these two issues impact freedom of speech and democracy in general. The modern technology we rely on has complicated the struggle to protect citizens from government overreach, especially following increased concerns of surveillance of domestic communications. Also see our entire section on Election Technology or our articles on Technology Dissidents like Eric Snowden and Julian Assange.
The Brennan Center’s “Better Safe Than Sorry” report offers tools that those in charge of elections can use to protect the vote from cybercriminals.
The Brennan Center’s campaign on election protection is meant to assist those running for office to help make the midterm polls free from interference.
Impelling concerns of cyberattack ahead of November midterms have led the Brennan Center to draft a guide with 8 ways citizens can fight off the attacks.
ProPublica found that more than one-third of counties overseeing toss-up congressional elections have email systems that could be vulnerable to hacking.
Three lawmakers want to see a U.S. intelligence assessment of threat posed by technology that lets anyone make fake people saying things they never said.
New initiatives aimed at repairing the damage from its missteps in 2016, including the hijacking of personal data on millions of Facebook users.
Cyber-security professionals, journalists and key stakeholders discuss the development of norms around election influence and interference and lessons learned.
The United States is threatening automatic sanctions to deter Russia and any other current or future adversary from interfering in the country’s elections.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says risks to election security are now among the “principal security threats” facing the country.