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Tech-savvy Indonesians monitor vote count in disputed poll

Tech-savvy Indonesians are acting as watchdogs following last week's disputed election, using social media and apps to ensure an honest count as both sides accuse the other of trying to rig the outcome.

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In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'

'Open data' — the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses — isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.

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'Slicing and dicing': How some US firms could win big in 2016 elections

By one estimate US online political advertising could quadruple to nearly US$1bil (RM3.70bil) in the 2016 election, creating huge opportunities for digital strategy firms eager to capitalise on a shift from traditional mediums like television.

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Kremlin says hackers attacked Putin website

Hackers made a "very powerful" attack on the Kremlin website on Sept 13, the Russian government said.

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Apple likely to invoke free speech rights in encryption fight

Apple Inc will likely seek to invoke the US protections of free speech as one of its key legal arguments in trying to block an order to help unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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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.

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Tech firms' encryption foe struggles for US Senate re-election

A US senator seen by Silicon Valley as one of the technology industry's main foes in Congress is fighting for his political life as Donald Trump's slumping poll numbers threaten to damage Republican candidates across the board.

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US Republican group hit by Russian-linked virus: researcher

A US Republican Party website selling campaign stickers and other political gear is among thousands of websites infected with a credit-card stealing virus that sent data to a server in Russia, according to a Dutch security researcher.

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Tech privacy ally Feingold leads in Wisconsin US Senate race

Next month's US Senate election in Wisconsin could gain Silicon Valley a key ally in Washington in the high-tech industry's battle against the US government's growing appetite for more access to private data.

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US election agency breached by hackers after November vote

The US agency charged with ensuring that voting machines meet security standards was itself penetrated by a hacker after the November elections, according to a security firm working with law enforcement on the matter.