Hackers impersonating journalists tried to intercept communications of a prominent Saudi opposition figure in Washington, The Associated Press has found.
Spying and Privacy articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Public databases that shine a light on online political ads; launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday’s US elections which shows insights of campaign.
Election officials keenly observed the midterm electoral process and felt ready to fish out any suspected case of election malpractice.
Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes identify them.
Accounts with potential ties to a so-called Russian “troll farm” has been blocked that may have sought to interfere with Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections.
Social media trolls targeted voters with a fresh bout of misinformation, but there were no signs of any foreign cyber attacks on critical election systems.
Center for Strategic and International Studies published an event in which experts drew insights on how election systems can be void of interference.
As Americans prepare for another election, Russian troublemakers have again been working to divide U.S. voters and discredit democracy.
As U.S. voters are heading to the polls on Tuesday, election will also be a referendum on Facebook the giant has beefed up scrutiny of posted on its site.
ProPublica analysis found Wisconsin and Kentucky election computer servers hack-prone. Wisconsin shut down its service in response to ProPublica inquiries.