Latest from Craig Timberg
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.
  • May 29, 2020
Daily reckonings with the covid-19 death counts have become proxies for images of flag-draped coffins that have become the standard symbol for America’s tragedies.
  • May 24, 2020
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
  • May 14, 2020
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.
  • May 1, 2020
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.
  • Apr 29, 2020
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.
  • Apr 29, 2020
How one hospital and some manufacturers with 3-D printing capabilities came up with new designs and new supplies of swabs for coronavirus testing.
  • Apr 22, 2020
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.
  • Apr 22, 2020
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.
  • Apr 17, 2020
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.
  • Apr 10, 2020