Drafting sane tech policy is hard. But that’s no excuse for not doing it, as Comey’s tenure as FBI Director proves. The post The Real Threat to Our Government Is Tech Illiteracy appeared first on WIRED.
The contentious firing of James Comey will make finding a replacement the Senate can stomach particularly hard. The post The Urgent Challenge of Replacing Comey Amid a Firestorm appeared first on WIRED.
The president has fired the FBI director in charge of investigating him. But that won’t slow the Russia probe. The post Trump Firing FBI Director Comey Won’t Slow Down the Russia Investigation—Yet appeared first on WIRED.
The Fancy Bear group’s continued attacks on electoral campaigns shows how easily the Kremlin brushed off Obama’s sanctions. The post US Sanctions Didn’t Stop Russia’s Election Hacking—Or Even Slow It Down appeared first on WIRED.
The most candid look yet at what prompted James Comey to make the Clinton email investigation public right before the election. The post FBI Boss Comey Finally Explains His Infamous Clinton Letter appeared first on WIRED.
Keep the focus where it belongs: on Russia’s efforts to undermine US democracy. The post The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn’t Prove Anyone’s Conspiracy Theory appeared first on WIRED.
Trump had no interest in attacking Syria—until he saw images on television that left him no choice. The post The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview appeared first on WIRED.
On Thursday, Twitter got a chance to flex its free-speech championing muscle. The post Trump & Co. Just Picked the Wrong Fight With Twitter appeared first on WIRED.
Chris Rasmussen is on a mission, which makes sense, since he’s a spy. But this mission isn’t spooky. It’s geeky. The post American Spies Now Have Their Very Own Smartphone App appeared first on WIRED.
Attempted intrusions against any senator aren’t surprising. But they’re a reminder election hacking shouldn’t be a partisan issue. The post Marco Rubio Says Hack Attempts From Russia Targeted Him, Too appeared first on WIRED.
The House Intelligence Committee chair has had himself quite a month. The post Devin Nunes: A Running Timeline of His Surveillance Claims and White House Ties appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: The Trump administration should direct more funding to TSA programs that prevent actually terrorism—not the air marshals. The post Trump’s TSA Budget Fails to Cut the Obvious: Air Marshals appeared first on WIRED.
Breaking with DOJ tradition, Comey makes official the Russia investigation Trump has long decried as “fake news.” The post The FBI Has Been Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties Since July appeared first on WIRED.
The Trump administration keeps doubling down on a surveillance story, even though it’s in their best interests to drop it. The post Trump Can’t Quit His Wiretap Claims. That Won’t End Well appeared first on WIRED.
President Trump made extraordinary claims about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower. If true, it may say more about Trump and his associates. The post If the Feds Did Wiretap Trump Tower, It’s Not Obama Who Should Worry appeared first on WIRED.
Mike Pence joins an ever-growing list of public figures whose email account fell to hackers. It only gets worse from here. The post The Golden Age of Email Hacks Is Only Getting Started appeared first on WIRED.
After Flynn’s resignation, the Trump administration’s next pick declined the position. What happens now? The post Finding the Right National Security Adviser Won’t Be Easy appeared first on WIRED.
President Trump has denounced leakers as “un-American.” Actually, some of the founding fathers were well-known whistleblowers. The post Leaks Are Totally American—They’re Just Easier Now appeared first on WIRED.
An encrypted chat app called Confide has taken over Capitol Hill and the White House, but what will mean for transparency? The post Encryption Apps Help White House Staffers Leak—and Maybe Break the Law appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: Dropping funding for the crucial Election Administration Commission is a particularly bad way to save money. The post Want Secure Elections? Then Maybe Don’t Cut Security Funding appeared first on WIRED.
A recent public display of high-level diplomacy at the president’s resort should have happened in a SCIF instead. The post Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Has a Secure Room? Great! Then Use It appeared first on WIRED.
The court found that the state had a right to sue because the ban harmed its universities and scientific community. The post The Ninth Circuit Banned Trump’s Ban Because It Hurts Science appeared first on WIRED.
Homeland security advisor Tom Bossert stands out in Trump’s cabinet as a cautious wonk among hotheads. The post Trump’s Cybersecurity Chief Could Be a ‘Voice of Reason’ appeared first on WIRED.
With surveillance hawk Jeff Sessions about to head up Trump’s DOJ, privacy advocates push for a long-overdue bill to lock in digital privacy protections. The post Congress Wants a New Email Privacy Act—But the Next Attorney General Won’t appeared first on WIRED.
Call Congress. It works if you want to get your voice heard. Probably because it’s a pain in the ass. The post Congress’ Phone System Is Broken—But It’s Still Your Best Shot appeared first on WIRED.
A new voting system promises to avoid unnecessary recounts—and prove when they’re necessary, too. The post For the Next Election, Don’t Recount the Vote. Encrypt It appeared first on WIRED.
Donald Trump’s memo on the Dakota Access Pipeline is more powerful than a hashtag. The post Social Media Made the World Care About Standing Rock—and Helped It Forget appeared first on WIRED.