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The Guardian:
Edinburgh University study identifies 419 Russia-linked Twitter accounts that tweeted about Brexit, all from a list of 2,752 accounts Twitter supplied to US   —  Researchers find that accounts run from a St Petersburg troll farm tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum
Nov 15, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Journalists at news orgs partnering with Facebook say its fact-checking tools have failed, and it hasn't disclosed enough data on efforts to curb misinformation   —  Journalists fighting spread of fake news raise concerns over possible conflicts of interest and say site has refused to disclose needed data
Nov 14, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
How employers are increasingly monitoring their staff's web-browsing patterns, keystrokes, social media posts, and private messaging using third-party tools   —  Employers are using a range of technologies to monitor their staff's web-browsing patterns, keystrokes, social media posts and even private messaging apps
Nov 7, 2017, 5:10 AMIn context
The Guardian:
Two Russian state-owned companies, VTB Bank and Gazprom, owned stakes in Yuri Milner's DST Global funds that invested in Facebook and Twitter pre-IPO   —  Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through business associate of Trump's son-in-law, leaked files reveal
Nov 5, 2017, 2:08 PMIn context
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook testing News Feed change in six countries, moving non-promoted posts from Pages to a secondary feed, decreasing engagement for some media   —  New system could destroy smaller publishers if implemented, after journalists report drop in organic reach - but users will still see their friends' posts
Oct 23, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Ewen MacAskill / The Guardian:
Sources: British intelligence has concluded that Iran was likely responsible for June attack on parliament e-mail systems   —  Evidence points to Iran, says unpublished report, after initial suspicion of Russia and North Korea dismissed  —  Iran is being blamed for a cyber-attack in June …
Oct 16, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
Sources: 2016 Deloitte hack compromised server that contained emails of ~350 clients, including UN and several US government agencies   —  Exclusive: Cyber-attack was far more widespread than firm admits, say sources, with data from as many as 350 clients in compromised system
Oct 10, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Christopher Knaus / The Guardian:
How Australian police hosted a pedophile forum on the dark web, which had thousands of active users, in order to execute a global sting operation   —  Exclusive: Undercover operation by Queensland's Taskforce Argos secretly ran child abuse site for almost a year
Oct 7, 2017, 11:50 PMIn context
Jemima Kiss / The Guardian:
Interview with Sundar Pichai on his early life in India, the pace of technological change, Google's tax issues, taking down terrorist content, and diversity   —  From artificial intelligence to cheap smartphones, Google is on the frontline of technological development.  But is it growing too big and moving too fast?
Oct 7, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Paul Lewis / The Guardian:
Former Facebook, Google, Twitter employees on how they fear the unintended and negative consequences of the attention economy-driven tech they helped develop   —  Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster
Oct 7, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context

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