AI Has Made Video Surveillance Automated and Terrifying
AI can flag people based on their clothing or behavior, identify people's emotions, and find people who are acting "unusual."
The Most Damaging Election Disinformation Campaign Came From Donald Trump, Not Russia
The Kremlin has been focused on undermining trust in American democracy and elections, but Donald Trump and the Republicans have done it better than Russia ever could.
The Weakest Link
Patching Is Failing as a Security Paradigm
Many of the most damaging hacks in recent history were only possible because someone failed to update software.
‘Twitter and Tear Gas’ Looks at How Protest Is Fueled and Crushed by the Internet
The new book from Zeynep Tufekci looks at how the web has helped demonstrations take off around the globe, but also made them harder to sustain.
We Need to Save the Internet from the Internet of Things
Long term, we need to build an internet that is resilient against IoT-based attacks. But that's a long time coming.
The Internet of Things Will Turn Large-Scale Hacks into Real World Disasters
The rise of the Internet of Things threatens to make it much easier to cause real-life damage through cyberattacks.
The Internet of Things That Talk About You Behind Your Back
Your computerized things are talking about you behind your back, and for the most part you can’t stop them—or even learn what they’re saying.
The Rise of Political Doxing
We're going to see more politically-motivated doxing in the future, against both people and institutions.
For the rest of their lives, 5.6 million US government employees need to remember that someone, somewhere, has their fingerprints.
We Give Up Our Data Too Cheaply
Our data has enormous value when we put it all together.
Cyberweapons Have No Allegiance
If infrastructure is insecure, it’s insecure for everyone.
The Best Thing We Can Do About the Sony Hack Is Calm Down
The Sony rhetoric has become dangerously overblown, writes Bruce Schneier.