Voting App Flaws Could Have Let Hackers Manipulate Results

West Virginia and Oregon have both recently deployed a mobile voting app called Voatz to facilitate absentee voting. But Voatz now turns out to have major security flaws, according to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—including vulnerabilities that could let a hacker manipulate results.The newly unearthed bugs could allow an attacker to reveal someone’s…

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The Influencer Election Is Here

“Hello Mr. Salad,” the Instagram message from presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg begins. “Can you post this meme to make me seem cool for the upcoming Democratic primary?” A screenshot of this message was posted on Instagram this week by KaleSalad, a meme account with 3.5 million followers—and, as of now, an official allegiance with the…

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You May Not Even Know You’re Spreading Lies

Misinformation and disinformation are two different things. One is spread by people who genuinely believe what they’re saying; the other by those who aim to sow chaos and confusion. That distinction matters. But in the cacophonous swirl of social media, it’s not always possible to tell which is which. Not only can intentional and inadvertent…

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