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Matt Vasilogambros

Matt Vasilogambros writes about immigration and voting rights for Stateline. Before joining Pew, he was a writer and editor at The Atlantic, where he covered national politics and demographics. Previously, he was a staff correspondent at National Journal and has written for Outside. In 2017, he completed the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. He is a graduate of Drake University.

Facing Foreign Election Foes, States Hire ‘Cyber Navigators’

Local election officials are on the front lines of election defense, but they often are underfunded or lack the technical knowhow to protect systems from cyber threats.


Despite Security Concerns, Online Voting Advances

Online voting is likely to become more popular as technology improves and as election officials seek ways to expand access to the ballot. But security experts warn of hacking threats.

CXO Briefing

Election Disinformation Fears Came True for State Officials

Some state and local Republican officials are refusing to concede elections and claiming voter fraud.

CXO Briefing

Trump’s Attacks on Vote-by-Mail Worry Some Election Officials

For months, President Donald Trump has been one of the loudest opponents to vote by mail.


Iran's Own Internet

The country has been blocking certain websites for more than a decade. Now, it’s creating an intranet entirely Iranian.


What Private Information Did Uber Give the Government?

The ride-sharing service has released its first-ever transparency report, detailing the user and driver data it provided to local and state regulatory agencies.

Emerging Tech

Will Your Facebook Friends Make You a Credit Risk?

The social-media giant just patented a system that can calculate credit-worthiness based on your friends’ credit scores.

Emerging Tech

D.C.’s Top Google Searches for 2013 Are So D.C.

Results show Washingtonians are searching for today's top news and ways to escape from work.

IT Modernization

Cash Is Dead. Are Credit Cards Next?

Tech start-ups across the country offer new ways for payment, which could make carrying credit cards a thing of the past.

CXO Briefing

Obama: 'I Was Not Informed Website Wasn't Working'

Obamacare Fix Allows Outdated Insurance Plans Through 2014

IT Modernization

Website Connects Drunk People With Random Lawmakers

Want a solution to the government shutdown? Try drunk dialing Congress.

CXO Briefing

U.S. Providing Aircraft That Afghans Can't Fly

Defense also awarded a $550 million contract to a Russian agency that provides aircraft to Syria.

Emerging Tech

Commercial rockets free up NASA resources, official says

Tuesday launch marks the start of profit-driven space flight.

CXO Briefing

Pentagon ramping up cyberweapon development