This week's technology headlines focused on the issues surrounding the Iowa caucus voting app, an update to the Coalfire pentesting incident, and more.
By: Jason Clayworth
The reporting app that is getting a large share of the blame for the chaos surrounding Monday's Democratic caucus results was working until the national party required the installation of a security patch less than 48 hours before the first-in-the-nation contest, a recent member of the Iowa Democratic Central Committee said Thursday.
Jonathan Green said that everything was going well until he had to use the IowaReporterApp.
By: James Rundle
An Iowa judge has dismissed charges against two men who were arrested late last year for breaking into a courthouse, despite working for the state to test its security.
When Iranian-born German academic Erfan Kasraie received an email from The Wall Street Journal requesting an interview, he sensed something was amiss.
By: David Ingram
California helped create the modern Big Data industry, in which tech companies vacuum up and profit off personal information. Now a new law in the state is creating something like a solution to the loss of privacy.
A couple of weeks ago, when Dan Shure was searching on Google for information about butchering meats, he did something he had avoided for 20 years: He unknowingly clicked on an ad.
By: Davey Alba
A district in New York has adopted the technology in the name of safety. Opponents cite privacy and bias concerns.
By: Jonathan Greig
Cybercriminals are now using fears over the outbreak to steal email credentials, security officials say.
By: Karen Hao
Jigsaw, a technology incubator at Google, has released an experimental platform called Assembler to help journalists and front-line fact-checkers quickly verify images.
This new, long-awaited technology will change how virtual private networks work first in Linux and then the rest of the VPN world.