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Interpol group delays criticism of encryption after objections

27 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO The international police organization Interpol put off plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption after objections by tech companies and civil liberties advocates, according to two people familiar with the matter.

CORRECTED-Activist investors to pressure privately held Palantir on human rights

25 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 22 A group advocating ethical investing will ask backers of tech analytics company Palantir Technologies to push for changes to its business practices, a rare case of coordinated shareholder action against a privately held company.

Exclusive: Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

17 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO The international police organization Interpol plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption in a statement Monday saying it protects child sex predators, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

Facebook to expand encryption drive despite warnings over crime

06 Nov 2019

LISBON Facebook will outline on Wednesday plans to expand encryption across its Messenger platform, despite warnings from regulators and government officials that the enhanced security will help protect paedophiles and other criminals.

Facebook will widen access to encryption feature, test safety measures

05 Nov 2019

LISBON, Nov 5 Facebook will outline on Wednesday an expanded test of encryption on its Messenger platform, moving ahead with a controversial plan for enhanced security that regulators and government officials warn will aid criminals.

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

30 Oct 2019

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries, and were tied to a Russian businessman accused of meddling in past U.S. elections.

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

30 Oct 2019

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 Facebook said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries, and were tied to a Russian businessman accused of meddling in past U.S. elections.

Russian propaganda increased after 2016 U.S. election: Senate committee

08 Oct 2019

The Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election said on Tuesday that the Kremlin's best-known propaganda arm increased its social media activity after that vote, adding to concerns about foreign meddling in the current 2020 campaign.

UPDATE 2-Russian propaganda increased after 2016 U.S. election -Senate committee

08 Oct 2019

Oct 8 The Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election said on Tuesday that the Kremlin's best-known propaganda arm increased its social media activity after that vote, adding to concerns about foreign meddling in the current 2020 campaign.

Russian propaganda increased after 2016 U.S. election -Senate committee

08 Oct 2019

Oct 8 The Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election said on Tuesday that the Kremlin's best-known propaganda arm increased its activity after that vote, adding to concerns about foreign meddling in the current 2020 campaign.

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