A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages

Facebook Pages give public figures, businesses, and other entities a presence on Facebook that isn’t tied to an individual profile. The accounts behind those pages are anonymous unless a Page owner opts to make the admins public. You can’t see, for...

Alleged Spy App ToTok Puts Apple in a Bind

Last month, both Google and Apple removed a popular social messaging app called ToTok from their official app stores. The decisions came after United States intelligence officials told The New York Times that the United Arab Emirates likely uses the app for state...

Russia Takes a Big Step Toward Internet Isolation

Over the holidays, the Russian government said it had completed a multi-day test of a national, internal internet known as RuNet, a bid to show that the country’s online infrastructure could survive even if disconnected from the rest of the world. Though Russia...

The Decade Big-Money Email Scams Took Over

Some email scams—penis enlargement spam, “Nigerian prince” shakedowns—feel like they’ve been around almost as long as email itself. But the grifts have evolved significantly over the last decade, as scammers have learned that they can extract much...