The Intercept is a First Look Media Company.
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.
Hiding the details of how a computer system works does nothing to make it more secure; election systems should instead rely on “open design.”
A December 4 runoff for secretary of state will help determine how Georgia handles decisions around securing voting machines and purging voter rolls.
The U.S. cannot credibly criticize Russian interference in U.S. elections without conceding that the United States doesn’t exactly have clean hands.
Technologies like Wi-Fi that help deliver lightning-quick election results to a ravenous public can make voting infrastructure more vulnerable to hackers.
The Justice Department now acknowledges that Russian hackers knew the U.S. was onto them months before the Winner leak.