SAN FRANCISCO Russian agents believed to be connected to the government have been active in spreading divisive content and promoting extreme themes ahead of Tuesday's U.S. mid-term elections, but they are working hard to cover their tracks, according to government investigators, academics and security firms.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 5 Russian actors believed to
be connected to the government have been actively involved in
spreading divisive content and promoting extreme themes in the
run-up to Tuesday's U.S. mid-term elections, but they are
working harder to hide their tracks, according to government
investigators, academics and security firms.
SAN FRANCISCO Criticized by lawmakers and others for being unable or unwilling to stop false and inflammatory information about divisive political issues, social media and tech companies say they are doing more to boost voter turnout for next Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections.
MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. | Video
SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc's top security officer told Congress on Sunday that it had found no sign of suspicious transmissions or other evidence that it had been penetrated in a sophisticated attack on its supply chain. | Video
LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO Britain's national cyber security agency said on Friday it had no reason to doubt the assessments made by Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc challenging a Bloomberg report that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence services.
SAN FRANCISCO U.S. investigators failed in a recent courtroom effort to force Facebook to wiretap voice calls over its Messenger app in a closely watched test case, according to two people briefed on the sealed ruling.
SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites were still read by millions. | Video