Twitter and companies like it are essential to the functioning of the economy and the country. The government needs to start treating them that way, and that means both requiring them to do a better job on security and breaking them up.
They’re mouthpieces for foreign actors, domestic political groups, even the candidates themselves. And soon you won’t be able to tell they’re bots.
But most of us aren’t the president of the United States.
Unprecedented computer-chip vulnerabilities exposed this month paint a grim picture of the future of cybersecurity.
What is—and isn’t—known about the mysterious hackers leaking National Security Agency secrets
But letting people use the internet to register to vote is a start.
There’s nothing stopping attackers from manipulating the data they make public.
A recent dustup over smart light bulbs illuminates a larger problem.
The doxing of Ashley Madison reveals an uncomfortable truth: In the age of cloud computing, everyone is vulnerable.
A future awaits where countries share intelligence one minute, and hack and cyberattack each other the next.
Welcome to a world where it's impossible to tell the difference between random hackers and governments.
It's too early to take the U.S. government at its word.
A warrantless FBI search in Las Vegas sets a troubling precedent.
Maybe someday we'll patch vulnerabilities faster than the enemy can use them in an attack, but we're not there yet.
And real corporate security is still impossible.
You can't hack passively.
With Monday's new revelation, we can see the NSA's two-pronged system for finding out where people are.
Our choice isn't between a digital world where the agency can eavesdrop and one where it cannot; our choice is between a digital world that is vulnerable to any attacker and one that is secure for all users.
The secret eavesdropping ecosystem is breaking down, thanks to the Snowden documents.
Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge. Now governments and corporations are catching up. Who will dominate in the decades ahead?