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TECH 17 Oct 2016 | 1:48 AM

Putin dismisses US hacking allegations as campaign rhetoric

Russian President Vladimir Putin shrugged off new US threats to retaliate against alleged Russian hackers, saying such statements only confirmed that Washington used cyberattacks for political ends.

TECH 30 Aug 2016 | 3:00 AM

FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov 8 presidential election.

TECH 19 Aug 2016 | 4:03 AM

Sage customers exposed to data breaches of their own making

Sage Group, already hit by an insider data breach this week, then found itself racing to shut down security lapses by more than 20 customers after a US researcher uncovered stores of their corporate data exposed online.

TECH 18 Aug 2016 | 6:54 AM

US offers states help to fight election hacking

The United States Government is offering to help states protect the Nov 8 US election from hacking or other tampering, in the face of allegations by Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump that the system is open to fraud.

TECH 03 Aug 2016 | 9:06 AM

FBI took months to warn Democrats of suspected Russian role in hack: sources

The FBI did not tell the Democratic National Committee that US officials suspected it was the target of a Russian government-backed cyberattack when agents first contacted the party last fall, three people with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters.

TECH 01 Aug 2016 | 1:30 AM

Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats

A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyberattack on Democratic political organisations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

TECH 30 Jun 2016 | 3:49 AM

Facebook's political influence under a microscope as elections rage

As the US presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality – an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge.

TECH 08 Jun 2016 | 8:47 AM

UK voter registration website crashes before deadline for EU referendum

Senior British politicians have called for voter registration for the June 23 referendum on EU membership to be reopened after a government website crashed shortly before the deadline on the night of June 7, hampering some people's efforts to register.

TECH 30 May 2016 | 6:30 AM

Trump or not, ‘big data’ could be huge in 2016 vote

“Big data” could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn’t think so.

TECH 27 Apr 2016 | 8:08 AM

Thai Facebook group charged for 'foul language' about draft constitution

Thailand's election commission filed charges against a group for posting "foul and strong" comments online criticising a military-backed draft constitution, the first case filed under a law that prohibits campaigning on the charter.