Threats

The Firing of Chris Krebs Is What an Attack On Democracy Looks Like

After helping to keep the election secure from hackers, the CISA director turned to refuting the baseless claims of the president.

Science & Tech

Myths About Vote Tampering Could Persist For Years, Say Experts

The huge follower counts of dedicated misinformers appear to outweigh efforts by journalists, government officials, and the social media platforms themselves.

Science & Tech

Meet the AI That’s Defeating Automated Fact Checkers

Social media companies are using lie-detecting algorithms to reduce the amount of disinformation they spread. That’s not going to be good enough.

Threats

Misinformation 2020: What the Data Tells Us About Election-Related Falsehoods

Here are urgent lessons from the year’s most-spread false themes — and the ones going viral right now.

Threats

A Big 2020 Election Hack Never Came. Here’s Why

America’s cyber defenders are getting more proactive — and more chatty.

Threats

Robocalls Told at Least 800,000 Swing State Residents to 'Stay Home' on Election Day. The FBI Is Investigating.

A firm that tracks robocalls said more than 3 million calls were made on Nov. 3, which contained a cryptic message instructing people to “stay safe and stay home.” The tactics join other efforts to confuse voters this election cycle.

Ideas

Great Power Competition Comes Home to America

Our leaders’ efforts to heal divisions among our fellow citizens are key to national defense.

Science & Tech

Twitter Bots Promote Right-Wing Conspiracies, Paper Shows

Almost 13 percent of all users that endorse conspiracy narratives are bots, say researchers.

Ideas

Want Real Security? Create Better Global Digital Rules and Norms

The longer the U.S. waits to throw its weight behind efforts to create rules for today’s digital competition, the less hope it has of retaining advantage.

Threats

Iran Using Voter Data to Spoof Floridians, Warn US Intelligence Leaders

Voting systems remain secure but Russia and Iran have obtained voter data, warn DNI Ratcliffe and FBI Director Wray.

Ideas

The Right’s Disinformation Machine Is Getting Ready for Trump to Lose

QAnon has become a linchpin of far-right media—and the effort to preemptively delegitimize the election.

Threats

US Charges Six Russians with Major Cyberattacks

U.S. officials said a new indictment describing a four-year global conspiracy belies the country’s recent offer to reset relations in cyberspace.

Threats

Intelligence Experts Suspicious of DNI Ratcliffe On Laptop Story

The chief of the U.S. intelligence community appeared to pre-judge the conclusions of an active FBI investigation.

Ideas

A 21st-Century Reality Is Dawning on NATO

In today’s security environment, non-kinetic threats pose as grave a danger as kinetic ones.

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