Tag Archives: politics

Facebook will send postcards to verify US election ad buyers

Facebook has a new yet very old solution to fighting Russian manipulation attempts during future US elections: conventional mail. Global policy program director Katie Harbath has revealed that the social network will send postcards to verify the ide...

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Melania Trump’s Black Jumpsuit Is Sophisticated With a Capital S, and It’s on Sale

Melania Trump joined her husband in the White House to celebrate Black History Month on Feb. 13. For the event, Melania welcomed guests in a sleeveless black jumpsuit by Alexander McQueen

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White House also blames Russia for NotPetya attacks

The White House has officially joined the UK government in blaming Russia for last year's NotPetya attacks. Shortly after the UK publicly accused Kremlin of unleashing the wiper worm on various organizations around the globe, particularly in Ukraine,...

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Equifax breach may have exposed more data than first thought

The 2017 Equifax data breach was already extremely serious by itself, but there are hints it was somehow worse. CNN has learned that Equifax told the US Senate Banking Committee that more data may have been exposed than initially determined.

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Twitter may have forgotten to purge Kremlin Vine accounts

Twitter may be getting better at removing Russian propaganda bots from its service, but that doesn't mean it's still not a little bit careless.

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32 senators want to know if US regulators halted Equifax probe

Earlier this week, a Reuters report suggested that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had halted its investigation into last year's massive Equifax data breach. Reuters sources said that even basic steps expected in such a probe hadn't b...

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Activist and EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow has died

John Perry Barlow, a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, died in his sleep this morning at the age of 71.

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Appeals court throws out case blaming Twitter for ISIS attacks

A woman suing Twitter for allowing ISIS activity on its website has had her case thrown out by a federal appeals court in San Francisco. The court ruled that Twitter Inc is not liable to families of two US government contractors killed in an Islamic...

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Twitter now says 1.4 million users interacted with Russian spam accounts

Midway through January, Twitter posted a public statement on their blog confirming that over 677,000 users had followed, liked or retweeted messages from Russian-backed spam accounts. The social network reached out to inform everyone who had

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Twitter is notifying anyone who followed a Russian spam account

Last week, Twitter missed the deadline Congress set to turn over information on Russia-backed meddling in the 2016 election. Today, the social media company posted a public update on their internal investigation

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