To get the true story behind the bot army accused of bolstering Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, “60 Minutes” turned to someone who has spent years mastering the art of deploying fake social media accounts – and uses a fake name.
Surveillance and Privacy
How the proliferation of surveillance technology affects personal privacy in the digital age
Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise
Uber insists it has strict policies that prohibit employees from accessing users’ trip information, with limited exceptions. But five former Uber secu
How to stay safe online: A cybersecurity guide for political activists
To be both safe and effective, thinking deeply about one’s own cybersecurity practices is essential.
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Why cheap, outdated Android phones widen the digital security divide
Millions of Android users are running out-of-date software that leaves them vulnerable to a whole host of publicized security flaws.
Advocates file suit against L.A. anti-gang program
Three advocacy organizations took aim at one of the mainstays of Los Angeles’ war on gangs, filing a class action suit against the city’s gang injunction program.
Legislature approves transparency for California gang database
California is one step away from allowing hundreds of thousands of residents to find out if they are listed in the state’s gang database and to appeal for removal.
California State Auditor: Flaws rampant in gang database
The California State Auditor harshly criticized management, oversight and use of the CalGang database, which tracks people with alleged gang ties across the state.
Update: Eyes on cops
Violence caught on video recently has been a painful reminder of the strained relations between the public and police. This friction is not new. What is new is the technology: cameras and smartphones that record and transmit the violence live or within minutes.
ShotSpotter not exactly taking a bite out of crime
ShotSpotter is a gunshot detection technology that’s marketed to reduce gun violence. The system costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year – but is it worth it?
Bill to shed light on California’s gang database moves forward
Legislation that would open California’s gang database to more public scrutiny has advanced in the state Assembly, despite significant opposition from law enforcement.