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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

September 30, 2019 0

Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for

Facebook has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps suspected of hoarding data

September 20, 2019 0

Facebook has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps connected to its platform which it suspects may be collecting large amounts of user profile data. That’s

Facebook reportedly gets a $5 billion slap on the wrist from the FTC

July 13, 2019 0

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly agreed to end its latest probe into Facebook‘s privacy problems with a $5 billion payout. According to The Wall

FEC says political campaigns can now get discounted cybersecurity help

July 12, 2019 0

In a long awaited decision, the Federal Elections Commission will now allow political campaigns to appoint cybersecurity helpers to protect political campaigns from cyberthreats and

Higher Ground Labs is betting tech can help sway the 2020 elections for Democrats

July 1, 2019 0

When Shomik Dutta and Betsy Hoover first met in 2007, he was coordinating fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign and she

Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election

April 19, 2019 0

Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new

Homeland Security hasn’t done enough to protect election infrastructure, says watchdog

March 6, 2019 0

Homeland Security could do more to protect election infrastructure ahead, according to a new report by the department’s watchdog. The report from the inspector general,

Twitter names first international markets to get checks on political advertisers

February 19, 2019 0

Twitter has announced it’s expanding checks on political advertisers outside the U.S. to also cover Australia, India and all the member states of the European

Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

February 18, 2019 0

The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison

Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

January 17, 2019 0

Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In

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