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Russian disinformation on YouTube draws ads, lacks warning labels - researchers

07 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Fourteen Russia-backed YouTube channels spreading disinformation have been generating billions of views and millions of dollars in advertising revenue, according to researchers, and had not been labelled as state-sponsored, contrary to the world's most popular streaming service's policy. | Video

RPT-Russian disinformation on YouTube draws ads, lacks warning labels -researchers

07 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, June 7 Fourteen Russia-backed YouTube channels spreading disinformation have been generating billions of views and millions of dollars in advertising revenue, according to researchers, and had not been labeled as state-sponsored, contrary to the world's most popular streaming service's policy.

Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran messages during U.S. midterms: FireEye

29 May 2019

A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday.

Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran, anti-Trump messages during 2018 election: FireEye

28 May 2019

May 28 A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday.

U.S. election cybersecurity agency staff 'strained to the breaking point'

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON As the U.S. government prepares to defend the 2020 presidential election from cyber threats, the federal agency charged with helping administer elections, the Election Assistance Commission, says it is “strained to the breaking point,” according to Chairwoman Christy McCormick.

U.S. lawmakers call on spy chief to rein in spread of hacking tools

20 May 2019

U.S. lawmakers want the State Department and intelligence community to help rein in the sale of surveillance tools by private companies to repressive regimes, according to a letter signed by a bipartisan group of congressmen released on Monday.

Lawmakers seek probe on U.S. hacking services sold globally

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers are pushing legislation that would force the State Department to report what it is doing to control the spread of U.S. hacking tools around the world.

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

15 May 2019

WASHINGTON WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups. | Video

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