Craig Timberg
Craig Timberg
Longtime WashPost reporter, editor and author now covering technology.Source
Washington, DC
CRITIC
img-contested
N/A
1 reviews
PUBLIC
img-contested
N/A
0 reviews

RECENT ARTICLES

Sort by:
No Rating
Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide

Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide

Military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli firm to governments for tracking terrorists and criminals was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and two women close to murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and 16 media partners.The phones appeared on a list of more than 50,000 numbers that are concentrated in countries known to engage in surveillance of their citizens and also known to have been clients of the Israeli firm, NSO Group, a...

+1
Jul 18
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
House committee asks if Trump was offered a stake in Parler

House committee asks if Trump was offered a stake in Parler

ADA House committee conservative social media site Parler on Monday demanded answers about its ownership, possible ties to Russia and whether the company offered a significant stake to former president Donald Trump to entice him to join the platform.The from the House Oversight and Reform Committee cites numerous news reports about the site, which has struggled to return to full operation for weeks and which fired its chief executive last week. Parler was a fast-growing alternative to mainstream social media sites but has struggled ever since its users used the platform to instigate and...

February 8, 2021
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
TheDonald’s owner speaks out on why he finally pulled plug on hate-filled site

TheDonald’s owner speaks out on why he finally pulled plug on hate-filled site

ADJody Williams knew things had gotten out of hand early last month, when a post on the pro-Trump message board TheDonald included a detailed diagram of how to tie a “hangman’s knot” on a noose.Williams was a moderator for the board and owner of its Web address, so he removed the noose instructions. But within an hour, he said, another moderator quietly restored it near the top of the site. Three days later, on Jan. 6, a real noose was hung on makeshift gallows on the National Mall, amid a violent siege on the U.S. Capitol.The battle over the noose diagram was just one of many over a site...

February 5, 2021
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
QAnon and pro-Trump online forums are struggling and fracturing in aftermath of the U.S. Capitol siege

QAnon and pro-Trump online forums are struggling and fracturing in aftermath of the U.S. Capitol siege

ADA huge chunk of Twitter’s has vaporized, seemingly overnight. A has rebranded itself, jettisoning the former president’s name from its URL in its move toward a broader message. And are grappling with internal rebellion and legal war.Taken together, these developments since the raise questions about the long-term viability of pro-Trump communities now that their inspirational leader has been impeached, lost his own and left the White House.Experts say the communities are likely to recover — a new website already has replaced , albeit with a somewhat broader focus — but it’s less clear...

January 22, 2021
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
Apple sued by group insisting it curb Telegram after Capitol attack

Apple sued by group insisting it curb Telegram after Capitol attack

ADA Washington nonprofit group Sunday, demanding that it remove , a chat and social media app, from its app store for failing to crack down on conversation in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the The suit amounts to a pressure tactic to get Apple to act against Telegram as it already has against , a social media site that swelled with calls for ahead of the Capitol siege, according to researchers. both have booted Parler from their app stores because of its lax moderation policies, and withdrew support as well, disabling last week on the same grounds. Telegram offers both closed,...

+1
January 17, 2021
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump

Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Trump

ADOnline misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after sites and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has found, underscoring the power of tech companies to limit the falsehoods poisoning public debate when they act aggressively.The new research by the San Francisco-based analytics firm reported that conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,000 mentions across several social media sites in the week after Trump was banned from .Election disinformation had for months been a major subject of online misinformation, beginning even...

January 16, 2021
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
Dating apps are using images from the siege to ban rioters’ accounts

Dating apps are using images from the siege to ban rioters’ accounts

ADTinder, Bumble and are using images captured from inside the Capitol siege and other evidence to identify and ban rioters’ accounts, causing immediate consequences for those who participated as police move toward making .Women and men have in some cases also turned the dating apps into hunting grounds, striking up conversations with rioters, gathering potentially or confessions, then relaying them to the . Using the dating apps to pursue members of the mob has become a viral pursuit, with tips shared on Twitter and some women changing their location on the dating apps to Washington, D.C.,...

+1
January 16, 2021
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
Man arrested in Olympia, Wash., after pro-Trump demonstrations turn violent

Man arrested in Olympia, Wash., after pro-Trump demonstrations turn violent

ADPolice in Washington state have arrested an armed right-wing protester on charges of first-degree assault Saturday in Olympia, the state capital, on suspicion of shooting a left-wing protester during demonstrations fueled by baseless claims that President Trump had been wrongly denied reelection.Authorities identified the alleged shooter as a 25-year-old man from Shoreline, a city north of Seattle, but did not release a name. He remains in custody.The shooting, which occurred shortly after 2 p.m., was the second in just eight days in Olympia as protests and counterprotests related to...

December 13, 2020
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
Parler's got a porn problem: Adult businesses target pro-Trump social network

Parler's got a porn problem: Adult businesses target pro-Trump social network

Anyone following the #sexytrumpgirl hashtag on Parler, a social media site increasingly popular with conservatives, got an eyeful one recent Thursday evening as images of topless women and links to hardcore pornography websites appeared at a rapid-fire rate, often more than one per minute.The surge of #sexytrumpgirl posts highlighted a broader dilemma for Parler: The site's lax moderation policies, in keeping with its claims to being a bastion of free speech, have helped it become a magnet for pornographers, escort services and online sex merchants using hashtags targeting conservatives,...

+1
December 3, 2020
Share
Save
Review
No Rating
YouTube suspends One America News, a Trump favorite, for peddling pandemic misinformation

YouTube suspends One America News, a Trump favorite, for peddling pandemic misinformation

ADYouTube said it suspended right-wing channel One America News for one week, beginning Tuesday, for violating its policy against misinformation related to the covid-19 pandemic and temporarily stripped the channel of its ability to make money from other videos.The action against OAN, which allies have praised in recent weeks while for supposed disloyalty during and after this month’s election, was the latest sign that Silicon Valley was prepared to enforce policies against — even against those aligned with the president.YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi said OAN, which has 1.2 million...

November 24, 2020
Share
Save
Review
  • Total 12 items
  • 1
  • 2
OUTLETS
washingtonpost.com

washingtonpost.com

CRITIC
img-trusted
86%
PUBLIC
img-trusted
66%
chron.com

chron.com

CRITIC
img-contested
N/A
PUBLIC
img-contested
N/A