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ProPublica - Technology

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

2 months ago

DeSantis Privately Called for Google to Be "Broken Up"

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

What to Know About Cellphone Radiation

5 months ago

Inside Google's Quest to Digitize Troops' Tissue Samples

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

How the FCC Shields Cellphone Companies From Safety Concerns

6 months ago

How Google's Ad Business Funds Disinformation Around the World

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

How the FBI Stumbled in the War on Cybercrime

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Human Trafficking's Newest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Facebook Finally Agrees to Eliminate Tool That Enabled Discriminatory Advertising

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

A Former Hacker's Guide to Boosting Your Online Security

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

Boston City Councilors Seek Review of Surveillance Tech Purchase by Police

1 year ago

The Extortion Economy Podcast: Exploring the Secret World of Ransomware

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google Ads to Monetize Extremism

1 year ago

How to Avoid Being Scammed by Fake Job Ads

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

How to Avoid Being Scammed on Facebook Marketplace

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

How China Spreads Its Propaganda Version of Life for Uyghurs

1 year ago

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

2 years ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

America's Drinking Water Is Surprisingly Easy to Poison

1 year ago

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

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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

1 year ago

Leaked Documents Show How China's Army of Paid Internet Trolls Helped Censor the Coronavirus

2 years ago

Trump ganó Florida tras publicar un anuncio falso que vinculaba a Biden con los socialistas venezolanos

2 years ago

Trump Won Florida After Running a False Ad Tying Biden to Venezuelan Socialists

2 years ago

Al menos 800,000 residentes de estados clave recibieron robocalls pidiéndoles que se "quedaran en casa" el día de las elecciones. El FBI está investigando.

2 years ago

Robocalls Told at Least 800,000 Swing State Residents to "Stay Home" on Election Day. The FBI Is Investigating.

2 years ago

Foreign Hackers Cripple Texas County's Email System, Raising Election Security Concerns

2 years ago

Facebook's Political Ad Ban Also Threatens Ability to Spread Accurate Information on How to Vote

2 years ago

Amazon's New Competitive Advantage: Putting Its Own Products First

3 years ago

2020 Political Ad Collector

3 months ago

Millions of Americans Might Not Get Stimulus Checks. Some Might Be Tricked Into Paying TurboTax to Get Theirs.

3 years ago

The Hate Store: Amazon's Self-Publishing Arm Is a Haven for White Supremacists

3 years ago

When the State Shifted to E-learning, This Rural School Superintendent Shifted to the Copy Machine

3 years ago

Some Election-Related Websites Still Run on Vulnerable Software Older Than Many High Schoolers

3 years ago

TurboTax Is Still Tricking Customers With Tax Prep Ads That Misuse the Word "Free"

3 years ago

Dating Apps Can Be Dangerous. Congress Is Investigating.

3 years ago

The IRS Decided to Get Tough Against Microsoft. Microsoft Got Tougher.

3 years ago

Like Voldemort, Ransomware Is Too Scary to Be Named

3 years ago

Kansas Abandons Technology Trumpeted by Kris Kobach, Trump's Onetime Voter Fraud Czar

3 years ago

We Are Investigating Sexual Violence and Dating Apps

3 years ago

YouTube Promised to Label State-Sponsored Videos But Doesn't Always Do So

3 years ago

The Ransomware Superhero of Normal, Illinois

3 years ago

Millions of Americans' Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

3 years ago

Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke

1 year ago

How Kentucky Gambled for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From a Broadband Program It Didn't Qualify for

3 years ago

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

3 years ago

New York Is Investigating Whether Facebook Lets Advertisers Discriminate

3 years ago

Civil Rights Groups Have Been Warning Facebook About Hate Speech In Secret Groups For Years

3 years ago

People Are Using Secret Facebook Groups To Spread Hate We Can't See. We Need Your Help.

3 years ago

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

3 years ago

Methodology: How We Tested an Aggression Detection Algorithm

3 years ago

Sting Catches Another Ransomware Firm — Red Mosquito — Negotiating With "Hackers"

3 years ago

The Trade Secret: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers

3 years ago

We're Reporting on Ransomware. Do You Know Something About an Attack?

3 years ago

A High-Speed Internet Boondoggle Is Now a Campaign Issue in Kentucky

3 years ago

Kentucky's $1.5 Billion Information Highway to Nowhere

3 years ago

The Missing Millions: Some States Are Still Waiting for the Gambling Windfall

3 years ago

Prosecutors Dropping Child Porn Charges After Software Tools Are Questioned

1 year ago

HUD Sues Facebook Over Housing Discrimination and Says the Company's Algorithms Have Made the Problem Worse

3 years ago

Legalized Betting Could Change How We Watch Sports

3 years ago

Facebook Won't Let Employers, Landlords or Lenders Discriminate in Ads Anymore

3 years ago

Facebook and Twitter Turned to TurboVote to Drive Registrations. Officials Want Them to Turn Away.

3 years ago

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools — Including Ours

3 years ago

Do You Know Someone Struggling With Video Gambling? ​Help Us Understand Video Slot and Poker Addiction in Illinois.

3 years ago

Georgia Officials Quietly Patched Security Holes They Said Didn't Exist

3 years ago

How Big Oil Dodges Facebook's New Ad Transparency Rules

3 years ago

New Partnership Will Help Us Hold Facebook and Campaigns Accountable

3 years ago

Why Am I Seeing This? Interesting Facebook Ads From Our Political Ad Collector

10 months ago

Facebook Is Letting Job Advertisers Target Only Men

3 years ago

The Overlooked Weak Link in Election Security

3 years ago

D.C.-Based Pro-Israel Group Secretly Ran Misleading Facebook Ads to Target Pro-Palestinian Activist

1 year ago

No, a Teen Did Not Hack a State Election

3 years ago

Besieged Facebook Says New Ad Limits Aren't Response to Lawsuits

3 years ago

Facebook Promises to Bar Advertisers From Targeting Ads by Race or Ethnicity. Again.

3 years ago

Updated: Facebook Political Ad Collector

3 months ago

Facebook's Screening for Political Ads Nabs News Sites Instead of Politicians

3 years ago

What Facebook's New Political Ad System Misses

3 years ago

How to Wrestle Your Data From Data Brokers, Silicon Valley — and Cambridge Analytica

3 years ago

For Some Democrats, Facebook Likes Are a Path to Hard-to-Find Supporters

3 years ago

We Have Some Follow-Ups for Facebook — And We Want Your Help

1 year ago

Four Ways to Fix Facebook

3 years ago

Outlets in Eight Countries Are Using Our Tool to Monitor Political Ads on Facebook

3 years ago

Facebook's Experiment in Ad Transparency Is Like Playing Hide And Seek

3 years ago

ProPublica Seeks Source Code for New York City's Disputed DNA Software

3 years ago

Despite Disavowals, Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetize Hate

3 years ago

How We Investigated Technology Companies Supporting Hate Sites

2 years ago

Service Provider Boots Hate Site Off the Internet

3 years ago

Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men From Hate Speech But Not Black Children

3 years ago

How to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the Era of Public Shaming

3 years ago

Breaking the Black Box: How Machines Learn to Be Racist

3 years ago

Breaking the Black Box: When Machines Learn by Experimenting on Us

3 years ago

When Algorithms Decide What You Pay

3 years ago

Breaking the Black Box: What Facebook Knows About You

3 years ago

How We Analyzed the COMPAS Recidivism Algorithm

3 years ago

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

3 years ago