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Russia tried to hack the DNC once more after the 2018 Midterms, declare Democrats

New court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee unveiled a previously unknown infiltration attempt by Russian hackers. “On November 14, 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spearphishing campaign,” claim the DNC in the documents, which were filed on Thursday night. “The content of these emails and their timestamps were consistent...CONTINUE READING
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Fb eliminates masses of faux Russian pages working in Europe and Asia

The Russian trolls have been busy. Facebook said in a blog post published Thursday that it has removed over 500 Facebook accounts, pages, and Instagram profiles linked to Russia for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That means misrepresenting the true identity of the accounts, and using social media to exert influence on others. SEE ALSO: Instagram played...CONTINUE READING
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LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman by chance funded pretend information

A Silicon Valley billionaire who co-founded LinkedIn is apologizing for accidentally funding a recently uncovered fake news operation. LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman issued a statement on Wednesday addressing a New York Times story that uncovered a “secret experiment” that utilized fake news in the Alabama Senate race that pit Democrat Doug Jones against Republican Roy...CONTINUE READING
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‘Frat boy billionaire’ Mark Zuckerberg shamed by international lawmakers for not attending hearing

Lawmakers from nine different countries openly mocked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for not attending a hearing in the UK.  On Tuesday, two dozen lawmakers from nine international parliaments convened in London for the inaugural “International Grand Committee on Disinformation.” The intended purpose of the event was to grill Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s...CONTINUE READING
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Facebook’s former security chief stands up for the social network, calls for change

Facebook‘s former chief security officer is defending the social network amid the fallout from the New York Times’ bombshell report on the company this past week. Alex Stamos, who was the company’s CSO from 2015 up until the summer of 2018, wrote a piece published in the Washington Post on Saturday responding to the New...CONTINUE READING
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Whoops! Prosecutor accidentally reveals charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in court filing

The U.S. government has filed charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange — and the reason we know is because of a copy-and-paste error. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer accidentally dropped in two references to the sealed charges against Julian Assange in a filing for a separate unsealed case completely unrelated to Wikileaks. The charges...CONTINUE READING
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