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Election 2020: Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election

  Election 2020: Keep on the Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election As the news and conversations leading up to Election Day intensify, and with early voting already in full swing, the flood of misinformation and outright disinformation online continues—and will undoubtedly continue in the days after ...

Consumer

Election 2020: Make Sure Your Voice is Heard with These Tips

Election 2020: Make Sure Your Voice is Heard with These Tips & Best Practices Last year, India exercised one of the greatest feats of democracy, trying to enable over 900 million people to vote in their general election. My mom lives in India, and I remember talking with her about ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Election 2020 – How to Spot Phony Deepfake Videos this Election

Election 2020 – How to Spot Phony Deepfake Videos this Election Maybe you’ve seen videos where Robert Downey Jr. and other cast members of The Avengers follow the yellow brick road after they swap faces with the cast of 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. Or how about any of the ...

Consumer

Election 2020 – Fake Election Websites: Five Tips So You Don’t Get Fooled

Election 2020 – Fake Election Websites: Five Tips So You Don’t Get Fooled When you spot a .GOV web domain tacked onto the end of a U.S. election website, that’s a strong sign you can turn to it for trustworthy election information. However, the overwhelming majority of local county election ...

Consumer

Election 2020 – Keep Misinformation from Undermining the Vote

Election 2020 – Keep Misinformation from Undermining the Vote On September 22nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory about the potential threat from foreign actors and cybercriminals attempting to spread false information. Their joint public service announcement makes a ...

Executive Perspectives

US County Election Websites (Still) Fail to Fulfill Basic Security Measures

In January 2020, McAfee released the results of a survey establishing the extent of the use of .GOV validation and HTTPS encryption among county government websites in 13 states projected to be critical in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. The research was a result of  my concern that the lack ...

Consumer

Election 2020 – Five Tips to Secure a Mail-In Ballot That Counts

Election 2020 – Five Tips to Secure a Mail-In Ballot That Counts Forecasts predict that roughly 80 million votes will get cast by mail-in ballots—double the number cast by mail in the 2016 election. Here are a couple tips to make sure your vote counts for the 2020 election. Smart ...

Consumer

U.S. Election 2020 – Don’t Let COVID-19 Misinformation Suppress Your Vote

U.S. Election 2020 – Don’t Let COVID-19 Misinformation Suppress Your Vote   In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, another pandemic of sorts took root—this one an “infodemic.” Whether designed to mislead, instill fear, capitalize on crank remedies, or push phony cures that caused harm or worse, millions of outright ...

Consumer

2020 Voters: What You Need to Know About Election Security

Voters across the country are preparing to cast their ballot for the all-important 2020 U.S. presidential elections. Whether you’re a new voter eager for your voice to be heard or a parent looking to guide your family members on exercising their right to vote, consumers can be certain about one ...

Executive Perspectives

COVID-19 & Voting: When Paper is the Safest Election Technology

There are concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic will discourage voters from turning out to vote in person for this year’s U.S. presidential primaries and general election.  State governments are considering alternative voting processes to protect voters and election officials from infection at the polls. As strange as it may sound ...

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