Twitter attempts to increase ad transparency after Russian-backed scandal

After accusing Russian-based operatives of purchasing $274,000 in advertising tied to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Twitter unveiled new transparency steps to let users know which ad campaigns are active.

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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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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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Macron campaign targeted by Russia-linked hackers, experts say

The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by the shadowy Pawn Storm hacking group, according to security researcher Trend Micro.

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Election Day Cybershenanigans Highlight Need to Shore Up Security


Hackers last week launched DDoS attacks against both presidential candidates’ campaign websites. The attacks were routed through HTTP Layer 7 of the OSI protocol. There were at least four 30-second attacks reported. “The websites were not penetrated by a cyberintrusion,” said John Costello, a senior analyst at Flashpoint. “They were attacked using their publicly available Web addresses and associated IPs,” he said. The attackers were unsophisticated hackers and not a nation-state.

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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.

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Tech Billionaire Thiel Aims to Justify His Trump Support


Peter Thiel, one of the few well-known Silicon Valley figures who has given Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a public endorsement, on Monday reiterated his support at a National Press Club event in Washington. He prefaced his remarks with a disclaimer. “Nobody thinks his comments about women were acceptable,” Thiel told the gathering, referring to Trump. “I agree, they were clearly offensive and inappropriate.” However, a vote for Trump would not constitute an endorsement of his flaws or lack of judgment, Thiel argued.

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Facebook employees fume after push to censor Trump posts rebuffed

Some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s posts on Facebook have set off an intense debate inside the social media company over the past year, with some employees arguing certain posts about banning Muslims from entering the U.S. should be removed for violating the site’s rules on hate speech, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Google, social media both big winners in third presidential debate

References to tech were prominent in the third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday night.

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Pence dominated Twitter during vice presidential debate

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence dominated conversations on Twitter during his feisty debate with Democratic nominee Tim Kaine Tuesday.

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Hacking, Russia, loom large during first presidential debate

Cybersecurity took center stage during Monday’s first presidential debate as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on keeping America’s networks safe.

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Clinton won Google searches, Trump dominated Twitter during first presidential debate

Hillary Clinton led in Google searches during Monday’s fiery first presidential debate, although Donald Trump was the most discussed candidate on Twitter.

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Clinton Issues Clarion Call to Boost Tech in the US


Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential candidate, this week unveiled a technology and innovation agenda that calls for a broader commitment to improving computer science and STEM education, expansion of broadband Internet to the entire United States, and deployment of 5G wireless networks. Clinton’s plan calls for advancing high-tech training in American schools through collaboration with nonprofits and the private sector to train up to 50,000 computer science teachers in the next decade.

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Apple scraps GOP convention support over Trump, report says

Apple is reportedly withholding support for next month’s Republican presidential convention over comments made by Donald Trump about women, immigrants and minorities.

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Apple's latest patent hopes to put an end to autocorrect fails

From a Scottish woman wanting the right words on a birthday cake to U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, autocorrect doesn’t have many fans.

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Bernie Sanders bemoans Apple's overseas supply chain, tax avoidance strategy

Article Image In a recent interview, candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Bernie Sanders took issue with Apple’s reliance on Chinese manufacturing partners, a position voiced earlier in the campaign cycle by Republican demagogue Donald Trump.

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