A former top US election official urges sweeping security improvements, warning 'democracy is in trouble'

"The long-term consequences — the damages to our democracy and institutions — of 2020 are far from certain," the report reads.

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Stolen Twitch source code, creator payment data revealed in apparent data leak

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Momentum builds to strengthen FTC's role as privacy enforcer, though hurdles remain

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

The agency is poised for a reboot.

FTC threatens fines for health apps that fail to report compromised data

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The consumer protection agency clarified a 2009 rule meant to help Americans understand when their data is shared improperly.

Civil liberties groups pressure White House to fill surveillance oversight board

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

Civil rights groups say the shotage at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is leaving surveillance abuses unchecked.

Under fire from privacy advocates, Apple delays controversial photo scanning plan

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

The company said it plans to make improvements to the controversial features.

WhatsApp hit with $267 million GDPR fine for bungling user privacy disclosure

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

Facebook is appealing the decision.

FTC proposes first stalkerware ban, promises to toughen stance on abusive apps

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

It's the agency's biggest crackdown to date.

Researchers show how to tamper with medication in popular infusion pumps using software flaws

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The research illustrates the challenge of securing devices conceived decades ago from 21st-century digital threats.

Facebook, other platforms scramble to secure user accounts in Afghanistan

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

They're still struggling to moderate the Taliban's presence on their platforms, however.

BlackBerry's popular operating system for medical devices affected by critical vulnerabilities, drawing fed warnings

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The disclosure expands the number of devices that could be at risk due to the "BadAlloc" flaw.