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Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Now Google finds Russian bought ads on YouTube, Gmail

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company’s probe told Reuters on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the […]

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Another thousand people to review ‘election interfering’ ads on Facebook

Another thousand people to review ‘election interfering’ ads on Facebook

Written by on October 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc plans to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as part of an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the social media network to interfere in others’ elections, it said on Monday. Facebook said last month that it believed people […]

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Google and Jigsaw to offer election cyber protection – free of charge

Google and Jigsaw to offer election cyber protection – free of charge

Written by on March 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is not doing enough to stop online efforts to distort elections. The growing frequency of politically-motivated online attacks — […]

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Obama wants answers on election cyber attacks, before he leaves

Obama wants answers on election cyber attacks, before he leaves

Written by on December 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday. Monaco told reporters the results of the report would be shared with lawmakers and others. […]

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