Did you hear? There was an election this week! Not only does that mean the 2020 campaign has officially started (help!) but also that we saw a ton of misinformation trying to affect the vote. That includes from the secretary of state of Georgia, who accused his Democratic opponent of hacking the state’s voter roles, even though all evidence strongly suggests that’s not the case. At least, though, law enforcement had a massive coordinated effort to protect the election from actual hacking.
While it was mostly election coverage this week, some non-political news popped up as well. Popular drone company DJI had a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to take over user accounts, giving them access to flight paths, photos, and more. We took a look at how to control what permissions websites can access on your computer. And we had a long, on the record conversation with Sue Gordon, the second-highest ranking official at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
And there’s more! As always, we’ve rounded up all the news we didn’t break or cover in depth this week. Click on the headlines to read the full stories. And stay safe out there.