Lydia Emmanouilidou is a tech reporter for the World, covering online platforms, internet culture, digital privacy, cybersecurity, election security, and many other topics — all with a global bend.
Before joining The World, Lydia was a higher education reporter and producer for WGBH in Boston. She also worked for NPR’s investigative unit where she contributed to several award-winning series.
Officials haven't confirmed the cause of the conflagration, but the blaze took place amid increasing tensions over the migrant situation on the island.
In the border village of Kastanies, interactions with the Turkish neighbors are a fact of daily life. Relations are friendly. But the recent political standoff between Greece and Turkey has changed everything.
Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece since late February when Turkey said it would no longer stop them from leaving. On Friday, Greek and Turkish security forces used tear gas to disperse the crowds near the Kastanies-Pazarkule border crossing.
The app, which was created by the Boston-based mobile voting company Voatz, is currently available to some overseas and military voters registered in states that allow for the electronic return of absentee ballots through fax and email.
Election officials say the goal is to make the voting process easier and the ballot box more accessible to overseas and military voters who face unique obstacles when they try to vote.
Some voters in Washington state can now cast ballots in the presidential primary straight from their smartphones or personal computers, The World has learned.
The lawsuit, which was filed last week, is bringing new scrutiny to the content moderation ecosystem that Facebook and other platforms rely on to police the posts on their platforms.
TikTok blamed the removal of the video on a “human moderation error.” But the ordeal has reignited concerns that the Chinese-owned, short video app is censoring US-generated content to appease Beijing.
Currently, about a dozen small, mostly rural carriers rely on this Chinese equipment to deliver internet, phone and other services to customers.
Security experts say election infrastructure in the US could be vulnerable to the types of hacking operations that took place in the lead-up to the 2016 election.