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Computer security news and analysis from The Nation
April 16, 2018
Hey Facebook, I’m Quitting You—and It’s Not Just About Cambridge Analytica
There’s gotta be somewhere capitalism doesn’t reach, and I draw the line at community.
October 23, 2017
Russian Trolling of US Social Media May Have Been Much Greater Than We Thought
The latest revelations from inside Russia heighten concern over Moscow’s Internet “troll farm.”
August 9, 2017
A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack
Former NSA experts say it wasn’t a hack at all, but a leak—an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system.
July 10, 2017
Donald Trump’s Proposal to Partner With Putin on Cybersecurity Is a Joke
But the SAFE Act is the real deal.
December 12, 2016
The Craven Power Politics of Mitch McConnell
He blocked a bipartisan statement on Russian hacking before the election, but now belatedly joins senators asking for a probe.
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October 14, 2016
A New Spy Scandal Exposes the Corruption of Privatized Intelligence
“This is corporate malfeasance and a direct threat to national security.”
July 8, 2016
How the US and Israel Almost Caused Global Computer Catastrophe
, Alex Gibney examines the terrifying potential of cyberwarfare.
February 24, 2016
Apple Is Right to Challenge the FBI
But its case should only be the beginning of protecting our devices.
March 23, 2015
Is Privacy Obsolete?
Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.
November 11, 2014
The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism
A look behind the mask reveals a naïve techno-utopianism.