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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.

U.S., allies urge Facebook for backdoor to encryption as they fight child abuse

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have called on Facebook Inc to not go ahead with end-to-end encryption across its messaging services unless law enforcement officials have backdoor access, saying encryption hindered the fight against child abuse and terrorism. | Video

Facebook's Zuckerberg defends encryption, despite child safety concerns

04 Oct 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg defended on Thursday his decision to encrypt the company's messaging services, despite concerns about its impact on child exploitation and other criminal activity.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-U.S., U.K. urge Facebook not to encrypt messages as they fight child abuse, terrorism

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 The United States and the United Kingdom are seizing on Facebook Inc's plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging services to press for major changes to a practice long opposed by law enforcement, saying it hinders the fight against child abuse and terrorism.

UPDATE 2-Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans -researchers

25 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 24 Chinese hackers who used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw to target ethnic minority Uighurs also went after Tibetans in exile, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans -researchers

24 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 24 Sophisticated Chinese hackers who used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw to target ethnic minority Uighurs also went after Tibetans in exile, according to a report published on Tuesday.

In tech 'awakening,' U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests

21 Sep 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action. | Video

MIT sets review of donations, apologises for Jeffrey Epstein ties

23 Aug 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Rafael Reif said on Thursday that the elite university would review its process for accepting donations after taking about $800,000 (£652,848) from foundations controlled by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide earlier this month while being held in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

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