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Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Who's Afraid of Kaspersky?

We went to Kaspersky Lab's SAS conference, where the controversial Russian anti-virus firm showcases its best research, wines and dines competitors and journalists, and burns American espionage operations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.22.18
Facebook
Facebook

Five Types of Facebook Memes Russia Used to Influence the 2016 US Election

A giant data dump from Congress revealed a ton of Russian memes, aimed at Americans around the presidential election.
Samantha Cole
5.11.18
Павел Дуров
Павел Дуров

Russians Take to the Streets to Protest Telegram Ban

After weeks of feuding between the Russian government and Telegram, thousands of protesters and activists flooded Moscow’s streets demanding a free internet.
Mack DeGeurin
5.2.18
nuclear power
nuclear power

Russia Just Sent a Floating Nuclear Power Plant Out to Sea

The ship is being called a “floating Chernobyl” by environmental activists.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.30.18
early warning systems
early warning systems

Nukes in the Age of AI

A new report from the RAND Corporation explains how artificial intelligence might affect the risk of nuclear war.
Matthew Gault
4.25.18
Telegram
Telegram

Russian Government Blocks Telegram, but Telegram Vows to Fight Back

The encryption debate has reached the Kremlin.
Mack DeGeurin
4.13.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Update: Zuckerberg Said He ‘Misspoke’ About Alerting Campaigns to Russian Hacking Attempts

Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook’s security team identified Russian government hackers targeting US presidential campaigns and notified them of the hack attempts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.10.18
TIT FOR TAT
TIT FOR TAT

"Don’t Mess With Our Elections": Vigilante Hackers Strike Russia, Iran

Vigilante hackers have left American flags and messages on machines in Russia and Iran. The hackers tell Motherboard why they did it.
Joseph Cox
4.7.18
Facebook Propaganda
Facebook Propaganda

Mark Zuckerberg: 'It Was My Mistake' Facebook Compromised Data of 87 Million Users

Facebook is making it harder for third-party apps to obtain certain user data, the company has announced.
Sarah Emerson
4.4.18
Facebook Propaganda
Facebook Propaganda

Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Accounts Controlled By Russian Propagandists

It took Facebook "months" to identify Internet Research Agency activity on the website.
Sarah Emerson
4.3.18
DNC hack
DNC hack

Guccifer 2.0 Was Always Sloppy

A sloppy mistake linked Guccifer 2.0 to Russian military intelligence officers, according to a new report. But this was hardly the only mistake the hacker made in his months-long existence.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.23.18
1-800-RU-SLAPPIN
1-800-RU-SLAPPIN

Beware the Russian Speed Slap Warriors of YouTube

Thanks to Reddit, we get to revisit the art of “Russian systema.”
Samantha Cole
3.22.18