Three recounts, baseless voter fraud claims and mixed messages from candidates: Here’s what’s going on with the Florida elections

MediaPunch /IPX via AP Florida’s midterm elections have descended into chaos. The secretary of state ordered recounts in three races Saturday. A top election official said Sunday it would be “impossible” to meet the Thursday deadline.  Political tensions have reached a fever pitch amid baseless claims of voter fraud from Republicans including President Donald Trump.  […]

Police decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking pricey IronChat crypto app

Enlarge (credit: Brian Smithson / Flickr) Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted more than 258,000 messages sent using IronChat, an app billed as providing end-to-end encryption that was endorsed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. In a statement published Tuesday, Dutch police said officers achieved a “breakthrough in the interception and decryption of […]

PS4 owners say malicious messages are crashing their consoles

Malicious message crashes aren’t just for smartphones, it seems. Numerous PS4 owners have reported receiving PSN messages where an unrecognized character effectively bricks their consoles, making them crash and leaving them unable to start properly. And deleting any rogue messages (typically by leaving the conversation in the PS Messages mobile app) isn’t enough by itself […]

Twitch may have exposed some users’ private messages

Some Twitch users’ private messages may have been exposed due to a bug. The streaming platform killed the messages feature in May, and gave users the chance to download an archive of their private communications. However, a glitch in the system meant that “a small percentage of user messages were included in the wrong archives,” […]

PSN DOWN: PS4 error messages and server status latest from Sony

Problems have been ongoing with the PlayStation Network for several hours. And looking at the latest outage maps, it appears to be a big one. PSN users from around the world are confirming problems using the game servers, while also revealing PS4 error messages popping up on screen. The PSN servers appear to be down […]