Vera Bergengruen,

Vera Bergengruen

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Vera:

'Real Harm to Real People.' Twitter Whistleblower 'Mudge' Testifies Over Security Failures

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko warned senators of Twitter's "egregious” security lapses that endangered both users and national security. → Read More

The Twitter Whistleblower Needs You to Trust Him

Inside Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko's messy battle with Twitter → Read More

‘Egregious Deficiencies,’ Bots, and Foreign Agents: The Biggest Allegations From the Twitter Whistleblower

Twitter's former head of security, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, has disclosed serious allegations about the social-media platform. Here are the biggest claims. → Read More

Analysts Warn Violent Rhetoric After FBI Mar-a-Lago Search Is a Preview of What's to Come

The surge in violent rhetoric drew concerns that it could inspire attacks on law enforcement, as analysts noted a wave of threats. → Read More

Jan. 6 Hearing: Trump Drafted Tweet Urging March to Capitol

Trump and his allies were aware that his supporters intended to march to the Capitol and encouraged it, the Jan. 6 committee said. → Read More

For the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, Jan. 6 Was Just the Start

Emboldened, extremists have regrouped at the local level and are preparing for a broader fight. → Read More

Armed Demonstrators and Far-Right Groups Are Escalating Tensions at Abortion Protests

Armed demonstrators and extremist groups have increasingly gathered at abortion-related protests in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Lawmakers Scramble to Reform Digital Privacy After Roe Reversal

Here are some of the efforts underway at the federal and state levels to protect data in a post-Roe world. → Read More

What Trump Knew: How the Jan. 6 Committee Is Building a Case Against a Former President

How the Jan. 6 committee is building a case against the former President → Read More

Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers Are Collecting Troves of Data That Could Be Weaponized Against Women

Pregnancy Centers collect personal health data on millions of women, potentially exposing them to new legal risks → Read More

The NRA's Power is Waning. Opposition to New Gun Laws Isn't.

The grim drumbeat of mass shootings and the political stalemate over guns have obscured the fact that the NRA's power is in steep decline. → Read More

Biden Pledged to Combat Domestic Terror. Buffalo Shows The Government Is Falling Short

“The Buffalo shooting was fundamentally preventable,” says Elizabeth Neumann, who until 2020 led the DHS office that oversees responses to violent extremism. → Read More

'There's No Such Thing As a Lone Wolf.' The Online Movement That Spawned the Buffalo Shooting

“Racism and white supremacy, they are not mental illnesses, they are learned behavior." → Read More

Families of American Hostages Demand Biden Do More

After Trevor Reed's release, the families of American hostages want a meeting with the President to urge him to bring their loved ones home. → Read More

'We're Back.' Far-Right Groups Celebrate Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover

As extremists cheer Musks's Twitter takeover, experts have warned that rolling back Twitter’s recent policies could lead to an explosion in disinformation, hate speech and more. → Read More

How Ukraine Is Crowdsourcing Digital Evidence of War Crimes

It's a systematic effort unlike any in the history of modern warfare → Read More

How Kyiv Adapted the City's Tech to Save Lives

Kyiv's digital gurus have repurposed everyday technology for a city facing a 20th-century-style war. → Read More

Telegram Becomes a Digital Battlefield in Russia-Ukraine War

"Telegram has become this really key battleground in the information war" → Read More

'It’s Our Home Turf.' The Man On Ukraine's Digital Frontline

Ukraine's youngest minister is inventing a whole new way to fight a war online → Read More

U.S. Spy Chiefs Warn Putin May Escalate War

'Putin is angry and frustrated right now,' CIA head William Burns said → Read More