Election Cybersecurity Round-Up: September 14-September 16, 2021

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Election Cybersecurity

North Dakota IT probe to include state election system
Jack Dura / The Bismarck Tribune / Sept. 14, 2021

German election authority confirms likely cyber attack
Barrons / Sept. 15, 2021

Cybersecurity / Technology

You can now ditch the password on your Microsoft account
Lilly Hay Newman / Wired / Sept. 15, 2021

Microsoft is going password-free for consumer accounts
Tatum Hunter / The Washington Post / Sept. 15, 2021

Email scammers posed as DOT officials in phishing messages focused on $1 trillion bill
Tim Starks / CyberScoop / Sept. 15, 2021

US must lead in ethical application of AI, says Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
John Hewitt Jones / FedScoop / Sept. 14, 2021

Klobuchar: ‘We are at a tipping point’ for tech regulation
POLITICO / Sept. 15, 2021

Cyber insurance may not be making companies more secure
Joseph Marks / The Washington Post / Sept. 14, 2021

FTC warns health apps to notify consumers impacted by data breaches
Maggie Miller / The Hill / Sept. 15, 2021

California net neutrality clash heads to court
Benjamin Din / POLITICO / Sept. 14, 2021

TikTok is removing educational hacking videos
Joseph Cox / VICE / Sept. 13, 2021

How to update Apple devices to correct security flaw
The Associated Press / Sept. 14, 2021

Internet advocate says cases like Herrick v. Grindr prove not everything is a Section 230 issue
POLITICO / Sept. 15, 2021

Air Force software platform expansion stalled by cybersecurity concerns
Jackson Barnett / FedScoop / Sept. 14, 2021

Law enforcement’s use of commercial phone data stirs surveillance fight
Byron Tau / The Wall Street Journal / Sept. 15, 2021

DoorDash sues New York City over customer data law, second lawsuit in week
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters / Sept. 15, 2021

General promises US ‘surge’ against foreign cyberattacks
Normaan Merchant / The Associated Press / Sept. 14, 2021

Cybersecurity / Technology — International

China shows what’s allowed on a Marxist ‘civilized’ internet
John Liu and Daniela Wei / Bloomberg / Sept. 15, 2021

China tells firms to boost cyber, data security oversight on connected vehicles
Brenda Goh / Reuters / Sept. 15, 2021

Still no signs of Russian cooperation on ransomware
Joseph Marks / The Washington Post / Sept. 15, 2021

Ex-U.S. intelligence officers admit to hacking crimes in work for Emiratis
Mark Mazzetti & Adam Goldman / New York Times / Sept. 14, 2021

How Belarus’s ‘Cyber Partisans’ exposed secrets of Lukashenko’s crackdowns
Dalton Bennett and Robyn Dixon / The Washington Post / Sept. 15, 2021

UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights
Jamey Keaten & Matt O’Brien / The Associated Press / Sept. 14, 2021

Disinformation / Misinformation

Larry Elder, Newsom’s main opponent, stoked fears of election fraud
A Martínez & Miles Parks / NPR Morning Edition / Sept. 15, 2021

Facebook: Gov’s page was not taken down because of content
Kim Chandler / The Associated Press / Sept. 14, 2021

Deepfake-foiling startup gets $26M led by Microsoft
Ina Fried / Axios / Sept. 16, 2021

This doctor spread false information about COVID. She still kept her medical license
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR Morning Edition / Sept. 14, 2021

Snap hires first Global Head of Platform Safety
Sara Fischer / Axios / Sept. 15, 2021

Bolsonaro’s ban on removing social media posts is overturned in Brazil
Jack Nicas / The New York Times / Sept. 15, 2021

A Fox-style news network rides a wave of discontent in France
Norimitsu Onishi / New York Times / Sept. 14, 2021

As India’s lethal covid wave neared, politics overrode science
Karan Deep Singh / New York Times / Sept. 14, 2021

Elections During and After the Pandemic

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers approve wide-ranging subpoenas for personal information of 2020 voters
Elise Viebeck and Rosalind S. Helderman / The Washington Post / Sept. 15, 2021

The latest partisan audit is risking voters’ personal data
Joseph Marks / The Washington Post / Sept. 16, 2021

Republicans seek Pennsylvania voters’ personal information as they try to review the 2020 results
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times / Sept. 15, 2021

Wisconsin election clerks confused by investigation email
Scott Bauer / The Associated Press / Sept. 15, 2021

Arizona Supreme Court allows release of Senate audit records
Bob Christie / The Associated Press / Sept. 15, 2021

Oklahoma attorneys, advocates reflect on new Native American Voting Rights bill
Nancy Marie Spears / The Norman Transcript / Sept. 14, 2021

Voting groups push for pause on controversial Kansas election law, claiming it has halted their work
Andrew Bahl / Topeka Capital-Journal / Sept. 14, 2021

Decline to Sign Nebraska takes stage at State Capitol
Zach Williamson / KMTV / Sept. 14, 2021

NM officials evaluate options for protecting election staff
Dan McKay / Albuquerque Journal / Sept. 14, 2021

La Plata County clerk defends local elections process
The Durango Herald / Sept. 14, 2021

Majority of Americans say democracy is under attack: poll
Mychael Schnell / The Hill / Sept. 15, 2021

California’s wild west versus Canada’s security
John Fund / Spectator World / Sept. 14, 2021

L.A. County adds dozens of vote centers ahead of Tuesday’s recall election
David Zahniser / The Los Angeles Times / Sept. 11, 2021

Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds
Brian Slodysko / The Associated Press / Sept. 14, 2021

DHS restricted flow of intel related to ‘election-related threats’ before Jan. 6: report
Jordan Williams / The Hill / Sept. 14, 2021

With less than a week until election, Canada’s Liberals And Conservatives are in dead heat
WBUR / Sept. 15, 2021

UN divided over Libya mission mandate ahead of elections
Edith M. Lederer / The Associated Press / Sept. 14, 2021

Bulgaria to hold an early election after political deadlock
The Associated Press / Sept. 14, 2021

Iraq election chief vows fair elections despite concerns
Qassim Abdul-Zahra & Samya Kullab / The Associated Press / Sept. 14, 2021

Could Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ strategy shake up Russia’s election?
Anton Troianovski & Ivan Nechepurenko / New York Times / Sept. 15, 2021

The family of Rodrigo Duterte is shaking up the Philippine presidential race
Julie McCarthy / NPR Morning Edition / Sept. 15, 2021

Edited by Jung-hwa Kang, Compiled by Carina Robles and Jillian Kwong