Election Cybersecurity Round-Up: September 10-September 13, 2021

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USC in the News

Experts, politicians talk misinformation, disinformation & cyber-security threats from rival nations
Jon Kipper / 3 News Now / Sept. 9, 2021

Paul Pate calls election security a ‘race without a finish line’
Katie Akin / Iowa Capital Dispatch / Sept. 9, 2021

Election Cybersecurity

California election’s chief says recall election is secure
Adam Beam & Kate Brumback / The Associated Press / Sept. 10, 2021

Arizona mystery: Did Cyber Ninjas botch another 2020 Presidential recount attempt?
Steven Rosenfeld / Voting Booth / Sept. 13, 2021

Wisconsin election clerks told by investigator to keep data
Scott Bauer / The Associated Press / Sept. 13, 2021

Russia complains of ‘election interference’ to US ambassador
The Associated Press / Sept. 10, 2021

Russia says US companies interfering in parliamentary election
Lexi Lonas / The Hill / Sept. 10, 2021

In the wake of Trump’s attack on democracy, election officials fear for the future of American elections
Rob Kuznia et al. / CNN / Sept. 13, 2021

Cybersecurity / Technology

Texas GOP website hacked by activists protesting abortion law
Paul Flahive / Texas Public Radio / Sept. 11, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202: Cybersecurity pros want to stop talking about a ‘cyber 9/11’
Joseph Marks / The Washington Post / Sept. 10, 2021

Sept. 11’s imprint on the U.S. surveillance apparatus
Sam Sabin / POLITICO / Sept. 13, 2021

Antitrust bills risk national security, tech-funded study says
Anna Edgerton / Bloomberg / Sept. 13, 2021

House E&C seeks major boost to FTC privacy efforts
Benjamin Din / POLITICO / Sept. 13, 2021

WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption to chat backups, locking up data in the cloud
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop / Sept. 10, 2021

Facebook, Biden officials poised for clash as tech giant seeks approval for new global payments system
Elizabeth Dwoskin and Jeff Stein / The Washington Post / Sept. 10, 2021

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities
David A. Lieb / The Associated Press / Sept. 12, 2021

Apple pays hackers six figures to find bugs in its software. Then it sits on their findings.
Reed Albergotti / The Washington Post / Sept. 9, 2021

Judge rules in Fortnite case that Apple must make App Store changes
Axios / Sept. 10, 2021

Biden taps privacy advocate Alvaro Bedoya for FTC
Leah Nylen & Alexandra S. Levine / POLITICO / Sept. 13, 2021

Agencies may want to establish a national strategy for contact-tracing apps
Dave Nyczepir / FedScoop / Sept. 10, 2021

Review: Ray-Ban Stories are stylish and just smart enough
Ina Fried / Axios / Sept. 10, 2021

Cybersecurity / Technology — International

Iran to allow new memory cards in UN’s nuclear site cameras
Nasser Karimi and Jon Gamrbrell / The Associated Press / Sept. 12, 2021

In fresh regulatory move, China tells tech giants to stop blocking rivals’ links
Brenda Goh and Shen Yan / Reuters / Sept. 13, 2021

Big Tech cloud services could face resilience test, says Bank of England
Huw Jones / Reuters / Sept. 13, 2021

China plans to break up Ant’s Alipay and force creation of separate loans app – FT
Aishwarya Nair / Reuters / Sept. 13, 2021

Chinese content platforms pledge self-discipline – industry group
Brenda Goh / Reuters / Sept. 11, 2021

Italy data authority asks Facebook for clarifications on smart glasses
Elvira Pollina / Reuters / Sept. 10, 2021

Disinformation / Misinformation

Election fraud conspiracies run rampant ahead of recall vote, raising fears of violence
Maura Dolan & Anita Chabria / Los Angeles Times / Sept. 10, 2021

False election claims in California reveal a new normal for G.O.P.
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times / Sept. 12, 2021

Larry Elder prepares for California recall loss with lawyers, voter fraud website
Lara Korte / The Sacramento Bee / Sept. 12, 2021

“One enormous conspiracy theory”; Federal judge orders attorneys who pushed election fraud lie to pay sanctions to Pa. and other defendants
Julia Agos / WITF / Sept. 10, 2021

The anatomy of social media’s mad-making machine
Margaret Harding McGill / Axios / Sept. 13, 2021

Hochul tells Facebook to ‘clean up the act’ on abortion misinformation after Texas law
Justine Coleman / The Hill / Sept. 13, 2021

Yoga, organic food and misinformation: Wellness influencers are taking the anti-vaccine movement
Ashley Fetters and Gerrit De Vynck / The Washington Post / Sept. 12, 2021

What is ivermectin, and how did people get the idea it can treat covid?
Allyson Chiu / The Washington Post / Sept. 11, 2021

Board: Docs can lose license spreading faux vaccine info
The Associated Press / Sept. 10, 2021

A key legacy of 9/11? The way conspiracy theories spread online.
Jeff Melnick / The Washington Post / Sept. 10, 202

Social media making political polarization worse: report
Rebecca Klar / The Hill / Sept. 13, 2021

Singapore proposes law combating foreign interference online
Philip Heijmans / Bloomberg / Sept. 13, 2021

Press freedoms crumble as authoritarianism spreads
Sara Fischer / Axios / Sept. 12, 2021

Elections During and After the Pandemic

In the GOP, voter ID is a slam dunk … except in Nebraska
Grant Schulte / The Associated Press / Sept. 11, 2021

Pulaski County’s interim elections chief relieved of duties after plan to leave U.S. during vote count
Brianna Kwasnik / Arkansas Democrat Gazette / Sept. 10, 2021

Montrose County clerk keeps fielding questions about Dominion voting system. She hopes a competitor’s re-tab will lay them to rest
Katharhynn Heidelberg / Montrose Press / Sept. 11, 2021

The Chaffee County “Rainbow Room” and election processes
Maddie Porter / Ark Valley Voice / Sept. 11, 2021

Some surprises on Louisiana’s path of postponed elections of the past
Mark Ballard / KTBS / Sept. 12, 2021

An old redistricting pact between Missouri’s Black Dems and White GOP may be tested
Jason Rosenbaum / NPR Weekend Edition Sunday / Sept. 12, 2021

County mulls purchase of new vote tabulators for elections
Lynnette Hintze / Daily Inter Lake / Sept. 13, 2021

New report about voting in Pennsylvania jails shows each county runs things differently, creating a patchwork of policies across the state
Jonathan Lai / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / Sept. 12, 2021

Thai Parliament approves election system charter change
Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul / The Associated Press / Sept. 10, 2021

Two women campaign to become France’s 1st female president
The Associated Press / Sept. 12, 2021

Bulgaria to hold 3rd parliamentary election of 2021
The Associated Press / Sept. 11, 2021

Trudeau struggles to hold off Tory rival in campaign’s last days
Stephen Wicary / Bloomberg / Sept. 10, 2021

German front-runner stands firm as Merkel heir struggles
Arne Delfs / Bloomberg / Sept. 13, 2021

Bulgaria to hold general election alongside presidential Nov.14
Slav Okov / Bloomberg / Sept. 11, 2021