National reporter covering technology Education: Connecticut College Craig Timberg is a national technology reporter for The Washington Post, specializing in privacy, security and surveillance. He grew up in suburban Maryland and graduated from Connecticut College. Since joining The Post in 1998, he has been a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent and has co-authored a book, “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.” He contributed to The Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the National Security Agency.
President Trump has threatened to shut down Twitter, regulate social media and expand the government's power to oversee the Web, part of an all-out assault against Silicon Valley tech giants that he has long accused of trying to undermine his reelection.
Where people travel and how long they stay away from home can be measured with smartphone location data. But the increasingly popular movement maps derived from this data don’t reveal how well people maintained social distancing once they reached their destinations
Crowds demanding an immediate relaxation of measures imposed to slow the coronavirus pandemic gathered in Chicago, Raleigh, Los Angeles and Sacramento on Friday. More protests were planned for the weekend.
The organization that revealed the existence of the credentials concluded that whoever posted them was hoping to inspire a new wave of intrusions that might surface information about how the targeted institutions responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly 3 in 5 Americans say they are either unable or unwilling to use the infection-alert apps under development by Google and Apple, suggesting a steep climb to win enough adoption of the technology to make it effective against the coronavirus pandemic, a Washington Post-University of Maryland poll finds.
Thousands of alleged email addresses and passwords linked to prominent organizations battling the coronavirus pandemic have been dumped on the Internet, where they almost immediately were used to foment hacking attempts and harassment by far-right extremists.
Phone data long considered so personal and sensitive that many government officials shied away from their use out of fear of public backlash are now being used to track coronavirus's spread. But it's unclear that such data will help eliminate the threat in the absence of traditional contact tracing methods.
Apple and Google unveiled an ambitious new effort Friday to help combat coronavirus, introducing new tools that may soon allow owners of their popular smartphones to see if they have crossed paths with other people who have been infected with the disease.