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Jack Gillum

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Past articles by Jack:

Black Americans Are Leaving Cities in the North and West

Departing residents are heading to nearby suburbs and high-growth areas in the southern U.S., such as metro Atlanta. → Read More

US airport websites knocked offline by pro-Russia hackers

A pro-Russian group is claiming credit for a series of disruptions that temporarily knocked the websites of some US airports offline. → Read More

Facebook Is Warning 1 Million Users About Stolen Usernames, Passwords

The malicious apps worked by disguising themselves as photo editors, mobile games or health trackers, Facebook said. → Read More

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users

WhatsApp assures users that no one can see their messages — but the company has an extensive monitoring operation and regularly shares personal information with prosecutors. → Read More

America’s drinking water is surprisingly easy to poison

Despite a decade of warnings, thousands of water systems around the country are still at risk → Read More

Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business

Amid a 2018 Turkish military campaign, Facebook ultimately sided with Turkey’s demand to block the page of a mostly Kurdish militia. “I am fine with this,” Sandberg wrote. → Read More

“This Is War”: Inside the Secret Chat Where Far-Right Extremists Devised Their Post-Capitol Plans —

Chats from a private Telegram group obtained by ProPublica show how a suspect tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection tried to organize a self-styled militia. The hidden proliferation of such groups worries experts. → Read More

New video details tense moments as Capitol mob sought out lawmakers

The uncovered footage allows the public to see and hear new details from the riot at the U.S. Capitol → Read More

Robocalls told at least 800K swing state residents to "stay home." The FBI is now investigating

Robocall tracking firm says more than 3 million calls were made telling residents to "stay safe and stay home" → Read More

Robocalls Told at Least 800,000 Swing State Residents to 'Stay Home' on Election Day. The FBI Is Investigating.

A firm that tracks robocalls said more than 3 million calls were made on Nov. 3, which contained a cryptic message instructing people to “stay safe and stay home.” The tactics join other efforts to confuse voters this election cycle. → Read More

Foreign hackers cripple Texas county’s email system, raising election security concerns

The malware attack, which sent fake email replies to voters and businesses, spotlights an security weakness → Read More

Different Names, Same Address: How Big Businesses Got Government Loans Meant for Small Businesses —

ProPublica found at least 15 large companies that received over half a billion dollars in PPP loans using the same technique: Getting multiple loans sent to smaller entities they own. → Read More

Trump Family, Cronies Cleared For Millions In Bailout Funds

Businesses tied to President Donald Trump's family and associates stand to receive as much as $21 million in government loans designed to shore up payroll expenses for companies struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal data released Monday. → Read More

Trump Friends and Family Cleared for Millions in Small Business Bailout —

Beneficiaries of the PPP included a lettuce farming venture backed by Trump’s son, Kushner companies, and a dentist who golfs with the president. The figures were released after a lawsuit by several news organizations, including ProPublica. → Read More

There’s Been a Spike in People Dying at Home in Several Cities. That…

Coronavirus death counts are based on positive tests and driven by hospital deaths. But data from major metropolitan areas shows a spike in at-home deaths, prompting one expert to say current numbers were just “the tip of the iceberg.” → Read More

In a 10-Day Span, ICE Flew This Detainee Across the Country — Nine Times

Even as the Trump administration discouraged the public from flying, Sirous Asgari was shuttled from Louisiana to Texas, New Jersey and back on chartered flights full of migrants. He still hasn’t been deported. → Read More

Even After Trump Declared a National Emergency, Some Talk Radio Hosts Weren’t Convinced

This article first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive… → Read More

Even After Trump Declared a National Emergency, Some Talk Radio Hosts Weren’t Convinced —

In the last two weeks, several of the most-listened-to conservative hosts were telling millions of listeners that they should ignore the “hype” and that the coronavirus is no worse than the seasonal flu. → Read More

Some Election-Related Websites Still Run on Vulnerable Software Older Than Many High Schoolers —

Our analysis found that websites in dozens of towns and counties voting on Super Tuesday have security weaknesses. Richmond, Va., still uses software from 2003. → Read More

The Iowa Caucuses App Had Another Problem: It Could Have Been Hacked —

While there is no evidence hackers intercepted or tampered with the results, a security firm consulted by ProPublica found that the app lacks key safeguards. → Read More