Twitter suspends more than 1,000 Russia-linked accounts

Twitter announced Friday that it has suspended more than 1,000 new accounts linked to Russian-controlled accounts which shared information meant to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

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Facebook: 150 Russia-linked political ads showed up on Instagram

Facebook has confirmed that about 150 of the political ads linked to Russia during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election appeared on Instagram.

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Twitter uncovers $274K in ad spending by Russian operatives tied to 2016 election

Twitter announced it has uncovered several accounts linked to the same Russian activity on Facebook, as well as $274,000 being spent on ads by a company with ties to the Russian government during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/twitter-uncovers-274k-in-ad-spending-by-russian-operatives-tied-to-2016-election.html

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Apple plans self-sufficient cloud infrastructure with 'Project McQueen'

Article Image A day after reports linked Apple to a massive cloud services deal with Google Cloud Platform, sources have come forward with information of a comprehensive in-house data center initiative dubbed “Project McQueen.”

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Security Certificate Issues Plague Dell


Dell earlier this week announced that it was notified of a security flaw linked to a certificate that it installed on computer systems starting on Aug. 18. The eDellroot certificate was installed by Dell Foundation Services application as a means to help users more easily perform maintenance and service tasks on their computers, the company said. The certificate is not malware or adware, according to Dell. Rather, it was provided with a download designed to provide a system service tag to Dell online support.

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HomeKit market held back by Apple's high encryption demands – report

The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.

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Ransomware Perps Put the Squeeze on Police


Five police departments in Maine, whose networks are linked together so they can share files, recently deposited bitcoins worth 300 euros into a Swiss bank account as ransom for their records. The departments’ management system was locked down by Megacode ransomware, which scrambled their data and rendered it unusable. The police decided to pay up after their experts failed to crack the ransomware code, said Sheriff Todd Bracket of Lincoln County.

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Hundreds of Dropbox credentials reportedly leaked online, company denies breach

A thread on Reddit late Monday linked to a cache of Dropbox usernames and corresponding passwords allegedly gleaned from a Dropbox breach, but the company maintains its servers were not infiltrated and instead placed blame on an unnamed third-party service.



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