Security

People gather on the U.S.-Mexico border barrier on the beach at the Pacific ocean on February 15, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Constitutional Crisis Over Trump’s Wall; India, Pakistan on Edge

States sue to block construction of border wall; India, Pakistan military tensions ramp up following Kashmir attack.

A member of staff poses for a photograph at a workspace in the National Cyber Security Centre on Feb. 14, 2017 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

How to Regulate the Internet Without Becoming a Dictator

The British model of filtering data rather than content can protect citizens while preserving an open internet.

Maverick, an American shorthair, keeps his claw on the mouse as he uses a computer at a press preview for the Cat Fanciers’ Association show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Oct. 10, 2007. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Meet ‘Charming Kitten,’ the Iranian Hackers Linked to Air Force Defector

Monica Witt fled to Iran and was indicted for espionage—alongside an Iranian hacking luminary.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House after arriving on Marine One in Washington, D.C., February 8, 2019. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press

Security Brief: Shutdown, Rinse and Repeat; Acting SecDef Lands in Afghanistan

Washington prepares for a week of budget negotiations as another shutdown looms.

Chinese pedestrians walk past a Huawei store in Beijing on Jan. 29. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

We Can’t Tell if Chinese Firms Work for the Party

Huawei claims to be an independent firm, but China's own laws mandate a different reality.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó speaks to the press in Caracas on Jan. 31. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Best Weekend Reads

Inside the U.S. decision to get behind Congo’s election and how the United States failed Afghan women.

Freshly printed copies of the San Francisco Chronicle run through the printing press at one of the Chronicle's printing facilities in San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2007. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

You Can Hack This Headline for $200

Cybercriminals claim to be selling the ability to manipulate media outlets’ articles.

A woman holds a smartphone bearing an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin as pro-Kremlin supporters celebrate National Unity Day in central Moscow on Nov. 4, 2016. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

How Russia Is Strong-Arming Apple

Moscow is demanding control over users’ personal data.

A cleaner in front of a store selling Huawei products in Beijing on Jan. 29. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Who Benefits From the U.S. Crackdown on Huawei?

Rival companies could get a boost—or face a backlash from China.

Former US ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad gives a press conference at Serena Hotel in Kabul on October 14, 2009. A spokesperson confirmed Khalilzad had met with both incumbent president Hamid Karzai and main rival Abdullah Abdullah who are waiting for the results of fraud allegation-tainted elections held August 20.   AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Afghan Peace Talks Take Step Forward; The 5G Race With China

American and Taliban negotiators agree to a framework for peace deal, and Washington pushes allies to ban Chinese telecom equipment.

The U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

New Bill Seeks to Energize American Cyberdiplomacy

Lawmakers argue the State Department needs to balance human rights and national security in cyberspace.

An employee works on a laptop at BuzzFeed headquarters, December 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Security Brief: The Mueller Scoop That Wasn’t; McGurk Speaks Out

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued a rare statement disputing reporting on his investigation, and Trump's former envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition speaks out.

A billboard advertising Apple's iPhone security is displayed during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 7. (David Becker/Getty Images)

Surveillance Is a Tech Problem, but It Requires a Policy Solution

Apple’s former security chief explains why he took a job with the ACLU.

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