Donald Trump

Disinformation

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
17 hours ago
Trump

The ‘Donald Daters’ Trump Dating App Exposed Its Users’ Data

On Monday, Donald Dating received a wave of media coverage from outlets such as Fox News. It didn’t take long for a security researcher to find the app’s exposed database.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
5 days ago
Internet

Social Media Is a Weapon of War. How We Use It Is Up to Us

"'Win' the internet, [and] you can win silly feuds, elections, and deadly serious battles."
David Axe
9.4.18
conspiracy theories

Password Analyst Says QAnon’s ‘Codes’ Are Consistent With Random Typing

A security researcher claims QAnon’s codes contain patterns that reveal they are the result of “random typing.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.14.18
BTC Bounty Hunters

Assassination Markets for Jeff Bezos, Betty White, and Donald Trump Are On the Blockchain

Assassination markets are old as the concept of cypherpunk itself. Now blockchain-based betting platform Augur has become a home for them.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.25.18
mueller investigation

Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers, Including 'Guccifer 2.0,' For Hacking Democrats

The 'lone Romanian hacker' who broke into the DNC was actually a team of Russian intelligence officers funded by Bitcoin, the indictment says.
Jason Koebler
Matthew Gault
7.13.18
climate change

EPA Submits Proposal to Replace Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The White House just received the EPA’s proposal for replacing the Obama-era climate change rule.
Sarah Emerson
7.11.18
Choose Your Own Algorithm

How to Fix the Internet After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The fiasco over third party apps and the Facebook user data that got Trump elected is almost beside the point for researcher Hossein Derakhshan.
Motherboard Italia
6.26.18
yelp

Donald Trump, Vindictive Yelp-Reviewer-in-Chief

After Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia this weekend, the restaurant’s Yelp page was mobbed by angry reviewers.
Samantha Cole
6.25.18
Donald Trump

Movie Studio Owner Has No Idea Why the White House Said His Company Made the Fake Kim Jong-un Movie Trailer

The owner of Destiny Pictures says his company 'had no involvement' in Trump's movie trailer.
Sophie Kleeman
6.12.18
OPSEC 101

Paul Manafort’s Terrible Encrypted Messaging OPSEC Got Him Additional Charges

Don’t commit crimes. But if you do, don’t back up the evidence of your crimes to Apple or Google’s cloud, where it doesn’t matter that the evidence was originally end-to-end encrypted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.5.18
trump tweets

Federal Court Rules Trump Can’t Block People on Twitter

Donald Trump's Twitter feed @realDonaldTrump is a "public forum," the court ruled.
Samantha Cole
5.23.18