Google questioned by UK election watchdog over Russian meddling in Brexit

The U.K.’s election watchdog has asked Google for information related to Russia’s alleged meddling in Brexit and the broader problem of fake news.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/google-questioned-by-uk-election-watchdog-over-russian-meddling-in-brexit.html

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Russia tried to use Pokemon Go to stoke racial tensions in the US

Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics and society ahead of the 2016 presidential election keeps getting weirder.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter: How tech giants are involved in the Russia investigation

As congressional lawmakers investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, they are looking at social media’s function in the spread of misinformation.

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Could Foxconn actually help Trump's dream of a US-built iPhone come true?

During the primaries and lead-up to the general election, then-candidate Donald Trump called out a handful of US companies when demanding that products be built in the United States rather than abroad.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/23/could-foxconn-actually-help-trumps-dream-us-built-iphone-come-true.html

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Silicon Valley Reels From Trump Shock


PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel ran a victory lap following Tuesday’s presidential election, but many other Silicon Valley figures were stunned by the historic upset victory of real estate mogul Donald Trump against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Thiel, a billionaire conservative activist, last month made headlines by donating $1.25 million to Trump in the midst of the furor over the candidate’s Access Hollywood comments about women. Trump now has an “awesomely difficult task,” Thiel said in a statement released Wednesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84073.html?rss=1

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Did Google search data provide a clue to Trump's shock election victory?

Donald Trump spectacularly defied pollsters and pundits on the way to his shock election victory over Hillary Clinton, but Google search data may have hinted that an upset was on the cards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/09/did-google-search-data-provide-clue-to-trumps-shock-election-victory.html

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Canada's crashed immigration site caused by 'significant' traffic spike

As the results poured in on Election Day in America, so many people were evidently interested in learning about immigrating to Canada that the country’s immigration website crashed.

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Election 2016: Trump beating Clinton in Google searches

Donald Trump is ranking higher than Hillary Clinton in Google searches on the eve of the U.S. election, as voters hunt for information on the Republican Presidential nominee.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/07/election-2016-trump-beating-clinton-in-google-searches.html

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Feds Warn States to Batten Down Hatches Following Election System Attacks


The FBI has launched investigations into malicious cyberattacks on the electronic election infrastructures in Illinois and Arizona, and federal officials last month warned states to take steps to protect their systems as the presidential campaign heats up, according to reports that surfaced this week. The attacks, dating back to June, led to the illegal download of information on more than 200,000 Illinois voters, leading to a 10-day shutdown of the state’s voter registration system. Hackers also penetrated systems in Arizona.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83866.html?rss=1

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In a Political Season


Many, if not most, people I know don’t want to talk about it — the election, that is. Lots of them have views but they don’t want to share them, based on a dislike of contentiousness. Who likes conflict? There is an article floating around the Internet that I lost track of that says nobody’s mind ever changes in a heated debate about something so vital, so why engage? At least we’re not burning people at the stake for holding nonstandard beliefs the way they did in the Middle Ages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83837.html?rss=1

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How social media giants supported UK election voters

While Conservative Party leader David Cameron was swept to victory in the U.K. General Election, a number of Silicon Valley heavyweights were busy touting technologies for the country’s voters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/08/how-social-media-giants-supported-voters-in-uk-election/

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