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Senator Elizabeth Warren Probes Google’s Quest for Soldiers’ Medical Data

Responding to a ProPublica report, the Massachusetts Democrat has begun investigating Google’s “aggressive” pursuit of a biotechnology archive that could be used to build AI tools. She also faulted the Pentagon for favoring the tech giant.

Right-Wing Websites Connected to Former Trump Lawyer Are Scamming Loyal Followers With Phony Celebrity Pitches

A mysterious network called AdStyle is placing ads with fake endorsements from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk on conservative sites based in the U.S. and abroad.

A Scammer Tricked Instagram Into Banning Influencers With Millions of Followers. Then He Made Them Pay to Recover Their Accounts.

OBN, a mysterious fraudster, says he made hundreds of thousands of dollars by exploiting Instagram’s security gaps. He’s eluded Meta and law enforcement, but we followed his trail to Las Vegas.

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126 stories published since 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren Probes Google’s Quest for Soldiers’ Medical Data

Right-Wing Websites Connected to Former Trump Lawyer Are Scamming Loyal Followers With Phony Celebrity Pitches

A Scammer Who Tricks Instagram Into Banning Influencers Has Never Been Identified. We May Have Found Him.

Senators Had Questions for the Maker of a Rent-Setting Algorithm. The Answers Were “Alarming.”

What to Know About Cellphone Radiation

Inside Google’s Quest to Digitize Troops’ Tissue Samples

Fintechs Made “Massive Profits” on PPP Loans and Sometimes Engaged in Fraud, House Committee Report Finds

Department of Justice Opens Investigation Into Real Estate Tech Company Accused of Collusion with Landlords

More Senate Democrats Seek Investigation of Tech Firm Accused of Colluding With Landlords to Hike Apartment Rents

Pressure Grows on Real Estate Tech Company Accused of Colluding With Landlords to Jack Up Apartment Rents

How the FCC Shields Cellphone Companies From Safety Concerns

How Google’s Ad Business Funds Disinformation Around the World

Company That Makes Rent-Setting Software for Apartments Accused of Collusion, Lawsuit Says

How the FBI Stumbled in the War on Cybercrime

Rent Going Up? One Company’s Algorithm Could Be Why.

Human Trafficking’s Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming

He Felt Isolated and Adrift After an Autism Diagnosis. Can He Make It as a Cybersleuth?

Real Money, Fake Musicians: Inside a Million-Dollar Instagram Verification Scheme

Federal Patient Privacy Law Does Not Cover Most Period-Tracking Apps

Google Allowed a Sanctioned Russian Ad Company to Harvest User Data for Months

Facebook Finally Agrees to Eliminate Tool That Enabled Discriminatory Advertising

“Big Lie” Vigilantism Is on the Rise. Big Tech Is Failing to Respond.

Inside the Government Fiasco That Nearly Closed the U.S. Air System

How Your Shadow Credit Score Could Decide Whether You Get an Apartment

Congressional Chair Asks Google and Apple to Help Stop Fraud Against U.S. Taxpayers on Telegram

In the Ukraine Conflict, Fake Fact-Checks Are Being Used to Spread Disinformation

How Bots and Fake Accounts Push China’s Vision of Winter Olympic Wonderland

A Former Hacker’s Guide to Boosting Your Online Security

Despite Decades of Hacking Attacks, Companies Leave Vast Amounts of Sensitive Data Unprotected

Boston City Councilors Seek Review of Surveillance Tech Purchase by Police

The Extortion Economy Podcast: Exploring the Secret World of Ransomware

Boston Police Bought Spy Tech With a Pot of Money Hidden From the Public

China Unleashed Its Propaganda Machine on Peng Shuai’s #MeToo Accusation. Her Story Still Got Out.

How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google Ads to Monetize Extremism

How to Avoid Being Scammed by Fake Job Ads

Scammers Are Using Fake Job Ads to Steal People’s Identities

How to Avoid Being Scammed on Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Grew Marketplace to 1 Billion Users. Now Scammers Are Using It to Target People Around the World.

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

Senate Banking Chair Asks CFPB How It Plans to Address Risks of Chime and Other Banking Apps

A Banking App Has Been Suddenly Closing Accounts, Sometimes Not Returning Customers’ Money

How China Spreads Its Propaganda Version of Life for Uyghurs

The Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Hackers Had a Secret Weapon: Self-Promoting Cybersecurity Firms

Addressing Rape in Four Minutes or Less: Dating App Reps Left Unprepared to Respond to Assault Victims

Senator Says Censorship in Turkey Raises “Serious Questions” About Facebook's Commitment to Free Expression

Tinder and OkCupid Could Soon Let You Background Check Your Date — for a Price

America’s Drinking Water Is Surprisingly Easy to Poison

Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business

Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?

The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack