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Sen. Warner says hacking, disinformation are the future of war, and urges the U.S. to keep up

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

Sen. Mark Warner says the world has entered a new phase of nation-state conflict in which cyberwarfare and information warfare are the primary means through which countries assert their power on the world stage.

Latest Facebook shutdown involves hundreds of accounts misleading users in Ukraine, Iraq

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

The unrelated efforts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East are the latest examples of how the social media giant's reach is exploited.

Twitter, Facebook scrub coordinated activity targeting Hong Kong demonstrations

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

Twitter also announced it would no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news media.

Chinese state media bought Twitter ads to spread disinformation about Hong Kong protests

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

It's hardly the first time Twitter has been used to amplify questionable narratives.

Facebook rejects new allegation that it protected employees over users in 2018 breach

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The plaintiffs say the company knew about the problem with "access tokens" for years and chose to protect its own employees before fixing the problem for users.

Facebook shuts down ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’ from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

“We’re taking down these pages, groups and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they posted,” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy said.

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