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Microsoft said it had found and attempted to disrupt a "spear-phishing" attack by Russian intelligence aimed at groups that had criticized Russia.

  • Feb 19, 2019

In a blog post Thursday, the Amazon founder accused the National Enquirer of threatening to blackmail him.

  • Feb 8, 2019

Facebook said it is investigating whether an organization backed by Internet billionaire and Democratic megadonor Reid Hoffman violated the social media giant’s policies when it set up several misleading news pages in a bid to target U.S. voters with left-leaning political messages.

  • Jan 7, 2019

Party operatives and a research firm known to have roles in “Project Birmingham” are distancing themselves from its most controversial activities.

  • Jan 6, 2019

The state's top prosecutor said he was worried that the operation could have affected the closely fought Senate race.

  • Dec 27, 2018

Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort that spread disinformation during last year’s Alabama special election for U.S. Senate, but said he was not aware that his money was being used for this purpose.

  • Dec 26, 2018

Facebook has suspended Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of a top social-media research firm, after reports that he and others engaged in an operation to spread disinformation during the special election in Alabama last year.

  • Dec 22, 2018

The allegations stem from news reports, first in The Washington Post on Tuesday, in which researcher Jonathon Morgan acknowledged creating a misleading Facebook page targeting conservative voters in Alabama and also buying retweets to test his ability to provide “lift” for social media messages.

  • Dec 20, 2018

The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, "likes" and other personal data about tens of millions of the social site's users without their permission.

  • Dec 19, 2018

Apple announced Wednesday that it would block access to a port that law enforcement uses to crack into iPhones, a move that could reignite debate over whether tech companies are doing enough to help authorities probing serious crimes.

  • Jun 13, 2018
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