Privacy ballot measure could give you more control over personal data — again – CNET

A California ballot proposition could have a ripple effect across the US.

Russian hackers infiltrated state and local government networks, FBI and CISA say – CNET

The intelligence agencies said hackers stole information about how governments secure their systems and which vendors…

Online voting, called a major risk by security experts, opens up to more voters – CNET

Hackers could tamper with ballots returned online. Security experts are tracking the systems in use by…

Apple debuts HomePod Mini smart speaker for $99 – CNET

The new model hits a lower price point, putting the new HomePod in the same range…

Encrypted messaging can be intercepted. Here’s what that means for you – CNET

An alleged plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan puts the spotlight on secure messaging apps.

Facebook: Malware that took over accounts and placed scammy ads a growing risk – CNET

The company says it stopped a malware campaign in its tracks, but warned that hackers will…

How crisis shaped voting tech the US, and how COVID is doing the same – CNET

US elections were first held with voice votes and party tickets. Huge population growth -- and…

Google stalkerware policy requires apps to tell users they’re installed — a lot – CNET

A new policy requires persistent notifications and a visible icon for tracking apps, features that advocates…

Apple Watch doesn’t come with a USB power adapter anymore, but for a good reason – CNET

The company wants to produce fewer of those little blocks you have so many of.

US Treasury sanctions 3 Russians for ties to ‘troll factory’ Internet Research Agency – CNET

The department also sanctions Andrii Derkach, a member of Ukraine's parliament, for efforts to interfere with…