Elections

Boty Politic

The Bots That Are Changing Politics

A taxonomy of politibots, a swelling force in global elections that cannot be ignored.
Renee DiResta
John Little
Jonathon Morgan
Lisa Maria Neudert
Ben Nimmo
11.2.17
314 Action

These 14 Scientists Are Opposing Anti-Science Conservatives in the Next Election

The nerds are here.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.18.17
Internet Insecurity

Hacking Germany's Vote Counting Software Was ‘Trivial,’ Researchers Warn

A group of researchers found that the software to count votes was a “total disaster.“
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.17
def con

At DEF CON, I Watched Hackers Take Voting Machines Apart

At the annual DEF CON hacking conference, hackers were given free reign to rip apart, reverse engineer and probe voting machines, some of which are currently in use across the US.
Joseph Cox
7.28.17
Internet Insecurity

Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea

An ode to pen and paper.
Claudio Guarnieri
6.9.17
Facebook elects

Britain's Political Parties Are Spending Millions on Voter Micro-Targeting

The data that turned the world upside down continues to do so.
Ben Sullivan
5.9.17
How to spot a fake

Why Millions of Brits Won't See Facebook's Tips to Fight Fake News

By only running in broadsheets, the advert is missing wide swaths of the population.
Ben Sullivan
5.8.17
Elections

Why Britain’s Snap Election Is Bad News for Science

Theresa May has a questionable history with science and tech policies, and her leadership might now be extended.
Ben Sullivan
4.18.17
pirate party

Former Fetish Model Ancilla van de Leest Is Leading the Dutch Pirate Party to Promote Privacy

According to the leader of the Dutch Pirate Party, there is a serious lack of the necessary technological knowledge in Dutch parliament.
Wester van Gaal
3.15.17
Donald Trump

UK Asks Journalists to Not Name Ex-Agent Allegedly Behind Trump Report

The UK government issued what is known as a D-notice, but plenty of outlets aren’t taking the advice.
Joseph Cox
1.12.17
politics

The 2016 Election Wasn’t Hacked, But the 2020 Election Could Be

And fixing the hardware would be really hard.
Joseph Cox
12.28.16
Twitter

Can Online Voting Help Rebuild Trust in the Political System?

A Spanish tech company wants to fix our “obsolete political system” by opening a continuous channel of dialogue between politicians and voters between election cycles.
Sam Edwards
12.14.16