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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security wrote detailed threat assessments before Black Lives Matter demonstrations last summer, but offered only general warnings before the events on Jan. 6.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Back in March, a coronavirus outbreak at St. Joseph's Senior Home in Woodbridge, N.J., led state officials to evacuate all 78 of its residents. Within weeks, nearly half of them were dead.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
As the U.S. prepares for what will likely be the largest vaccination program in its history, the Trump administration plans to loan $590 million to a Connecticut company with a novel technology.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Officials feared the worst on Election Day: foreign-inspired disinformation and hacking. It didn't happen. Here's how government and private cyber sleuths helped keep the system safe.
Friday, November 06, 2020
An unreleased CDC review obtained by NPR shows that lab officials knew an early coronavirus test kit had a high failure rate. They decided not to recall it and sent it to the nation's labs anyway.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Cyber experts told the Department of Homeland Security in July that voter registration systems in California and Florida could be vulnerable to a hack, a closely-held report obtained by NPR reveals.
Friday, October 02, 2020
Despite an HHS Inspector General investigation and questions about performance, the administration has renewed TeleTracking's contract to gather COVID data from hospitals, NPR has learned.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Deepfake videos haven't been a problem yet in the 2020 presidential race. It's not because they aren't a threat, but because simpler deceptive tactics are still effective at spreading misinformation.
Friday, September 18, 2020
The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan government watchdog, will review the federal government's use of nonlethal weapons and the tactics it wielded against protesters this summer.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
D.C. military confirms to NPR that hours before federal police cleared protesters near the White House on June 1, the District's top military police officer was looking for a "heat ray" system.
Friday, September 11, 2020
In June, federal police cleared peaceful protesters from a park by the White House. Lawyers now say U.S. Park Police violated a settlement that set out rules for engaging mass demonstrations in D.C.
Friday, August 21, 2020
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a longtime Republican donor, controls the U.S. Postal Service at a time when mail-in voting is central to the presidential election.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The administration awarded a contract for a COVID-19 database to TeleTracking Technologies using a process reserved for innovative research. Its CEO had links to the New York real estate world.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $10.2 million contract to a small firm to create a COVID-19 database. An NPR investigation finds unusual decisions made in the contract process.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Seven multi-million-dollar contracts are at the center of a House subcommittee probe. Investigators say the companies lacked experience and some had political connections to the Trump administration.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Two lawyers could face life in prison for allegedly firebombing an empty police car during a protest in New York. Prosecutors call it a calculated crime. Supporters say they're being singled out.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
Thirty years ago, a team of investigators set out to find one of the most damaging spies in U.S. history. It took three years. Could today's computer algorithms uncover insider threats any faster?
Friday, October 25, 2019
Conservationists are deploying audio recorders, neural networks and predictive analytics in a bid to save elephants.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Data surveillance and algorithms have changed the way law enforcement finds criminals, terrorists and insider threats. But algorithms aren't neutral. They can take on problematic human qualities.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project is using artificial intelligence and audio recorders in a bid to save forest elephants from poachers.