Election Insecurity

Amid mounting evidence that U.S. election infrastructure is critically vulnerable, The Intercept has been examining the role of hackers, federal agencies, and spies in what is becoming a global war on voters’ rights.

The Iowa Democratic Party Did the Opposite of What It Should Have Done to Secure Its Disastrous App

Hiding the details of how a computer system works does nothing to make it more secure; election systems should instead rely on “open design.”

One Little-Watched Race Has Huge Implications for Election Hacking and Voter Suppression in Georgia

A December 4 runoff for secretary of state will help determine how Georgia handles decisions around securing voting machines and purging voter rolls.

A Short History of U.S. Meddling in Foreign Elections

The U.S. cannot credibly criticize Russian interference in U.S. elections without conceding that the United States doesn’t exactly have clean hands.

Are We Making Elections Less Secure Just to Save Time?

Technologies like Wi-Fi that help deliver lightning-quick election results to a ravenous public can make voting infrastructure more vulnerable to hackers.

The Government’s Argument That Reality Winner Harmed National Security Doesn’t Hold Up. Here’s Why.

The Justice Department now acknowledges that Russian hackers knew the U.S. was onto them months before the Winner leak.