How hateful alt-right trolls hijacked your timeline

You don't need to get attacked by a pro-Trump troll-bot horde to know that social media is a battleground for propaganda farms. It's pretty obvious, and miles of speculative digital ink has been spilled saying as much. An Oxford study this week is ge…

Kaspersky in the crosshairs

Kaspersky is in what you might call "a bit of a pickle." The Russian cybersecurity firm, famous for its antivirus products and research reports on active threat groups is facing mounting accusations of working with, or for, the Russian government.

The internet needs us to save net neutrality

Today, thousands of websites and organizations are showing their support for net neutrality in hopes of preserving the open internet. Consider Engadget among them. The Federal Communication Commission, as chaired by former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai, is…

The hot new cyberattack that’s sweeping the nation

On Tuesday a powerful and terrifying new cyberattackworm emerged in Ukraine, quickly spreading to the Russian federation and other countries no one cared enough to report on because they weren't the US. It was hard to tell which infection was worse:…