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Russia seen adopting new tactics in U.S. election interference efforts

06 Nov 2018

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.

Russia seen adopting new tactics in U.S. election interference efforts

06 Nov 2018

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.

Social media, tech firms use sites to urge U.S. citizens to vote

02 Nov 2018

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.

Exclusive - Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

16 Oct 2018

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

Apple tells Congress it found no signs of hacking attack

08 Oct 2018

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

UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon China hack denials

05 Oct 2018

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.

Exclusive: In test case, U.S. fails to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls - sources

28 Sep 2018

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.

Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

20 Sep 2018

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

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