Facebook, Google, Twitter open up to Congress about Russian misinformation

Congress on Thursday published responses by Facebook, Twitter and Google to questions about how Russia used their platforms to spread misinformation amidst the 2016 presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/28/facebook-google-twitter-open-up-to-congress-about-russian-misinformation.html

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Zuckerberg 'dead serious' on stopping Russian Facebook abuse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was conspicuously absent at Wednesday’s congressional hearing on how Russia exploited US social media to disrupt American society.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/02/zuckerberg-dead-serious-on-stopping-russian-facebook-abuse.html

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Bad Rabbit ransomware: Should you be scared?

Networks in Russia and Eastern Europe have been targeted by a new strain of ransomware dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit,’ a possible variant of the ‘Petya’ malware that hit computer systems earlier this year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/25/bad-rabbit-ransomware-should-be-scared.html

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/facebook-150-russia-linked-political-ads-showed-up-on-instagram.html

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HPE Gave Russia Deep Dive Into Security Software Used by Pentagon


Hewlett Packard Enterprise reportedly has allowed experts working with Russia to review the source code of cybersecurity software that is used by the U.S. Defense Department. The Pentagon uses HPE’s ArcSight software to protect sensitive computer networks. The review of its code was conducted by Russian firm Echelon on behalf of a Russian defense agency that deals with cybersecurity issues. “All testing was done in HPE controlled sites and entirely under the supervision of HPE’s cybersecurity specialists,” HPE said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84862.html?rss=1

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Russia may launch the brightest 'star' in the sky

Russia is set to launch potentially the brightest artificial object in the night sky, which could outshine everything except for the Moon, starting next month.

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Russian facial recognition app sparks interest, controversy

A facial recognition app out of Russia is raising eyebrows, both because of its abilities and the privacy concerns it sparks.

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Russia May Kick Out LinkedIn


A LinkedIn block in Russia could be imminent, in light of last week’s court ruling that the company broke a law requiring personal data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers within the country. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications and media authority, is waiting until it has the full text of the ruling before acting on it. “We remain interested in a meeting with Roskomnadzor to discuss their data localization request,” said LinkedIn spokesperson May Chow. Russia had 5 million registered LinkedIn members in Q1.

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LinkedIn runs afoul of Russian data law — is it on the verge of being banned?

Russia could end up banning LinkedIn in a matter of weeks. Vladimir Putin’s government is reportedly seeking to make an example of the business-oriented social network with an injunction that could see it permanently blocked in the country.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/27/linkedin-runs-afoul-russian-data-law-is-it-on-verge-being-banned.html

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Artificially intelligent Russian robot makes a run for it … again

A robot in Russia caused an unusual traffic jam last week after it “escaped” from a research lab, and now, the artificially intelligent bot is making headlines again after it reportedly tried to flee a second time, according to news reports

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/24/artificially-intelligent-russian-robot-makes-run-for-it-again.html

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Google Translate 'technical error' labels Russia as evil kingdom of 'Mordor'

Russia is home to the Lord of the Rings’ fiery, evil kingdom of Mordor, and its foreign minister is a “sad little horse,” according to a Google Translate “technical error” that left the search giant scrambling.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/06/google-translate-technical-error-labels-russia-as-evil-kingdom-mordor.html

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Russia, the Internet and a new way to wage war?

NYT report on Russia ships operating over deep sea internet cables shows we need new rules on use and abuse of world’s shared resources.


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Russia reportedly looking to remove itself from Internet

Russia has reportedly run tests to see if it can remove itself from the World Wide Web to stem the flow of information from foreign countries, according to a top industry official.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/17/russia-reportedly-looking-to-remove-itself-from-world-wide-web.html

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Russian police investigating Apple for using same-sex emojis to promote 'gay propaganda'

Police officials in a region of Russia are investigating Apple on charges that the company is promoting “homosexual propaganda” with its emojis depicting same-sex couples and parents on iOS.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/28/russian-police-investigating-apple-for-using-same-sex-emojis-to-promote-gay/

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Russia cancels Wikipedia ban that barely lasted a few hours

Russia on Tuesday canceled a ban on the Russian-language Wikipedia, which barely lasted a few hours and caused a storm among Russian online users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/25/russia-cancels-wikipedia-ban-that-barely-lasted-few-hours/

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Russia threatens Google, Facebook, and Twitter with ban

Social media has given a voice to many all over the globe — and the government of Russia may silence them by threatening to ban social media sites such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/26/russia-threatens-google-facebook-and-twitter-with-ban/

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