Facebook Makes Election Security Promises

CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a lengthy blog post making some lofty promises.

Trump Administration Preps Sanctions Against Foreign Election Interference

The new executive order describes a process for sanctioning digital interference, propaganda and any other efforts to meddle in U.S. elections.

Senate Poised to Finally Digitize Error-Prone Campaign Finance Reporting

After 15 years of trying, the Senate may finally allow for candidates to electronically file campaign spending reports.

Election Officials Tout 2018 Security Coordination as 'Miles' Ahead of 2016

Two key officials say offices at all levels of government are rapidly bolstering defenses ahead of November elections.

Government’s Relationship With Social Media is Still Complicated

Facebook and Twitter executives are open to the government helping them stop foreign influence campaigns, but it’s unclear what that would look like.

Lawmakers Bash the President’s Federal Pay Freeze Plan

Plus a familiar face gets confirmed as the Energy Department’s first assistant secretary for cybersecurity.

FBI Fights Viral Influence Campaigns With Informational Videos

The videos offer security tips that could benefit all internet users.

Senators Stuck in Washington Focus on Elections

The Senate also passed an $860 million “minibus” funding bill.

An 11-Year-Old Hacked a Mock Florida Election Site in 10 Minutes

The hacking event was part of a hands-on workshop within the larger cybersecurity conference.

The Government Needs Better Data to Stop Election Meddling

Tech companies must be more forthcoming as misinformation campaigns ramp up before the midterm elections, internet researchers said.

Trump Administration Plans National Cyber Risk Management Initiative

The effort will include the Homeland Security, Treasury and Energy departments along with smaller sector-specific agencies.  

Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 U.S. Midterm Candidates

The hackers targeted the candidates’ staffers with phishing tactics.

Trump Believes Putin, Rejects American Findings on Election Hacking

“I do not see any reason why it would be” Russia, he said when asked if he believed Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.

Here’s How That $380 Million in Election Security Funding Is Being Spent

State election officials are mostly using new election security money to shore up the basics.

Washington State Sues Facebook and Google For Political Ads

According to the suit, the two companies failed to maintain information about who purchases political ads.