Lawmakers ask US intelligence chief to investigate if TikTok is a national security threat

Two lawmakers have asked the government’s most senior U.S. intelligence official to assess if video sharing app TikTok could pose “national security risks” to

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British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads

In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision

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Trump gets on Twitch

The reelection campaign will be livestreamed. US president Donald Trump has joined Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch. Twitch is best known as a social video

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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation

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US sanctions two Russians for cyber-related election interference

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions against two Russian men accused of working for a Russian disinformation unit. In a statement, the Treasury said

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Facebook has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps suspected of hoarding data

Facebook has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps connected to its platform which it suspects may be collecting large amounts of user profile data.

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A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online

Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been found online. The exposed server contained over 419 million records over several

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After data incidents, Instagram expands its bug bounty

Facebook is expanding its data abuse bug bounty to Instagram. The social media giant, which owns Instagram, first rolled out its data abuse bounty

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Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure

Joe Cheravitch Contributor Cyber-confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is increasingly turning to critical civilian infrastructure, particularly power grids, judging from recent press reports.

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How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to

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