Technology

Evidence shows foreign election interference on social media; why a psychology researcher says you probably don't notice

All this month, News 3 Now has looked deep into research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that highlights Russian attempts to influence our thoughts about politics before elections. As of right now, no substantial changes have been made in government or on social media to stop this in 2020, despite the researcher behind the information saying that’s the best way to prevent it.

New electronic poll books speed up voting, data collection process

Wisconsin Elections Commission staff say this new system will cut down days worth of work to just hours for poll workers

New electronic poll books are popping up all over Wisconsin. Badger Books are currently used in 23 municipalities and 53 more are adopting the new system for the 2020 election year.

UW-Madison WiscAlerts now provided in six languages

UWPD spokesperson Marc Lovicott says this is the first college campus in the country to provide alerts in several different languages

The new WiscAlert system launched Thursday as a way for all community members to know when there is a campus emergency and how to stay safe.

Ring, Amazon sued by man who says hacker bothered his kids

A man is suing doorbell maker Ring and its parent company, Amazon, after he says a hacker communicated with his children over the internet-connected camera he had bought as "additional security" for his family. In a lawsuit seeking class-action status, John Baker Orange of Alabama said his three kids, ages 7, 9 and 10, were playing basketball when they heard someone comment about their play. ...

Now fake Facebook accounts are using fake faces

Artificially-generated faces of people who don't exist are being used to front fake Facebook accounts in an attempt to trick users and game the company's systems, the social media network said Friday. Experts who reviewed the accounts say it is the first time they have seen fake images like this being used at scale as part of a single social media campaign.

IAC may have found its next big thing after Match

So you met your dream partner on Tinder, got hitched and now plan on having kids. Internet conglomerate IAC, which just revealed plans Thursday to fully spin off Tinder parent Match, has you covered for what's next.

Sarah Sanders apologizes for tweet mocking Biden during debate

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday apologized to former Vice President Joe Biden after mocking a debate moment where Biden -- who has been open about overcoming his own stutter -- appeared to imitate a stuttering child to relay how he connects to people.