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TECH 24 Jul 2018 | 8:18 AM

Politicised trolling is worse than fake news: opinion

Online disinformation and the spread of deceptive political messages are pernicious, but they aren’t necessarily the worst abuse of social networks by governments and political actors.

TECH 24 Jul 2018 | 3:09 AM

Russian hackers penetrated networks of US electric utilities: WSJ

Russian hackers gained access to the networks of US electric utilities last year, which could have allowed them to cause blackouts, according to federal government officials, who said the campaign is likely continuing, The Wall Street Journal reported on July 23.

TECH 20 Jul 2018 | 4:35 AM

Microsoft says it stopped cyberattacks on three US 2018 candidates

Microsoft Corp said it identified and stopped attempts to launch cyberattacks on three 2018 US congressional candidates using a phony version of its website.

TECH 18 Jul 2018 | 1:00 AM

US prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in two states

Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network.

TECH 12 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

The online battle for the truth

False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading further than ever on powerful social networks.

TECH 22 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

‘Little Russian media project’ tries to turn America against itself

Alexander Malkevich is an information warrior for Russia.

TECH 19 Jun 2018 | 5:04 AM

US lawmakers release thousands of Russia Today Twitter ads

Democratic lawmakers released thousands of advertisements placed on Twitter by Russia Today during the 2016 election campaign, showing how the state-backed broadcasting network promoted stories on the social network that tried to sow discord among Americans.

TECH 25 May 2018 | 5:08 AM

Facebook launches searchable archive of US political ads

Facebook Inc launched an archive of US political ads that appear on the world's largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians' alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections.

TECH 17 May 2018 | 5:08 AM

Facebook user data may have gone to Russia, whistleblower says

The whistle-blower who revealed how Cambridge Analytica harvested Facebook Inc user data to target election ads said the company could have shared that information with Russia.

TECH 11 May 2018 | 8:13 AM

Trove of Russian-backed Facebook ads show 2016 strategy at work

A trove of thousands of Russian-backed Facebook ads, being made public for the first time, shows that Russia’s main goal was provoking discontent in the US, leading to and continuing beyond Donald Trump’s election in 2016.