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2016 election Russian interference: Facebook, Google

Google discovers that Russia bought election ads on YouTube and Gmail

October 9th, 2017

Google has discovered that Russian operatives bought ads on YouTube, Gmail, and the company’s DoubleClick online ad platform during the 2016 election, according to a Washington Post report. Sources “familiar with the company’s investigation” told the Post that Google has found tens of thousands of dollars of online ad spend across virtually all of Google’s major platforms, including the …

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Here’s the Trump camp’s response to James Comey’s testimony

June 8th, 2017

Today, James Comey is sitting in a much-hyped hearing with the US Congress in which he’s expected to reveal details about his meetings with Donald Trump. The former FBI director’s dealings with Trump have been well publicized, and various leaks and statements have suggested that Trump allegedly asked Comey to “drop” the investigation into the …

French election: Macron hack

French election campaign hit by ‘massive hacking attack’

May 5th, 2017

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has condemned a “massive hacking attack” on his election campaign, after a number of emails purporting to be from his campaign were leaked online late Friday afternoon. A 9GB trove of data was posted to Pastebin, an anonymous link-sharing website, by a user titling themselves “EMLEAKS.” The files mostly appear to …

Internet Privacy Rules

Sorry, but nobody actually cares about your web browsing history

April 4th, 2017

You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the current insanity over the repeal of proposed broadband privacy rules which swiftly made its way through Congress and gained the signature of President Trump on Monday. It’s an important piece of legislation, and does have some interesting implications in regards to how much …