politics

Facebook Demands Halt To Ad Targeting Research

Facebook tells New York University researchers to stop collecting data on how it targets political ads, with days to go…

2 years ago

Facebook Considers ‘Kill Switch’ On Political Ads After Election

Facebook is wary of its platform being used to contest the US election results in November and is reportedly looking…

2 years ago

Zuckerberg Urges Closer Regulation Of Social Media

Social media companies should be regulated as something between a newspaper and a telecommunications firm, Facebook chief tells conference

2 years ago

Google To Restrict Political Adverts Worldwide

Political adverts that target sections of people will no longer be allowed on Google's platforms worldwide

3 years ago

Civil Rights Activists Meet Zuckerberg, As Facebook Rebrands

Meeting with Facebook boss over political adverts, as social network rebrands itself as FACEBOOK

3 years ago

Twitter Clarifies Rules After Call For Trump Ban

Platform says not in the public interest to remove politicians' tweets, after Democrat pressure to ban politicians' tweets

3 years ago

Twitter To Tighten Rules For Politicians

Intended for Trump? Tweets from politicians that break house rules will be hidden behind warning notice

3 years ago

Australian Politicians Hacked By ‘Sophisticated State Actor’

Cyber whodunnit after Prime Minister warns of 'nation state hack' of Australian political parties and parliament

3 years ago

China Arrests Two Canadians Following Detention Of Huawei CFO

An entrepreneur and a former diplomat have been taken into custody in China on suspicion of 'endangering national security', amidst…

4 years ago

RSA Conference Puts Politics, Data Protection In The Spotlight

RSA Conference 2019: Following a year of controversies around politics, misinformation, data leaks and massive security breaches, RSA Conference looks…

4 years ago

Google Chief Sundar Pichai Faces Congressional Hot Seat This Week

In a year of belligerent hearings targeting Facebook and Twitter, Google is now set to come in for its moment…

4 years ago

Information Commissioner Calls For Regulation Of Social Media

A new regulatory body is needed to police social media firms' 'very disturbing' use of personal data for political purposes,…

4 years ago

ICO Fines Emma’s Diary £140,000 Over Campaign Data

The pregnancy advice site illegally sold the personal data of one million people to the Labour Party for use in…

4 years ago

Facebook Deletes Fake Accounts Ahead Of US Elections

Dozens of accounts were involved in 'coordinated inauthentic behaviour', but Facebook stops short of saying Russia's to blame

4 years ago

Cambridge Analytica Parent Worked For Ministry Of Defence

Parent firm SCL had 'routine access' to secret government information and worked with the Ministry of Defence on psychological operations,…

4 years ago

‘Russian’ Fancy Bear State-Backed Hackers Attack US Senate

The Fancy Bear hacking group, best known for infiltrating the DNC, is making efforts to steal information from US political…

5 years ago

McAfee Ends Government Source Code Reviews

The US security firm has banned future reviews of its products' source code by governments amidst growing tension over cyber-espionage

5 years ago

Twitter To Clearly Label Political Adverts

Heightened sensitivity about political interference on social media results in new rules from Twitter

5 years ago

Micro Focus Bans Source Code Reviews By ‘High Risk’ Governments

The company's move follows HPE's admission it allowed a Russian military agency to inspect the source code of security tool…

5 years ago

Additional Google Account Security Aims To ‘Deter Political Hackers’

The programme, aimed at high-profile executives and politicians, is to introduce a secont physical key and block access to data…

5 years ago

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns From Trump’s Advisory Council

Krzanich and two other US chief executives left the American Manufacturing Council over the administration's response to weekend's riots

5 years ago

Damian Green Takes Over Government Digital Leadership

Green, the former secretary of state for work and pensions, is to take over as minister for the Cabinet Office…

5 years ago

Election 2017: Silicon Readers Switch Allegiance And Back Labour

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Brexit and lack of technology polices see Silicon voters switch from Tories to Labour

5 years ago

Rallying Cries And Brutal Honesty: RSA 2017 Could Signal The Start Of A Security Revolution

IN DEPTH: RSA 2017 and the call to arms for those tasked with keeping our online defences intact

5 years ago

RSA Conference 2017 Gets Political Amidst Election Hack Fallout

ANALYSIS: A look at the strong political focus of day one of RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco

5 years ago

Facebook Changes Trending Topics After Bias Row

Less human input after accusation that Facebook hid conservative opinions in its Trending news feed

6 years ago

Canonical Urges Remain Vote In Thursday’s Referendum

“Canonical supports the Remain campaign" declares Shuttleworth's company in last minute referendum plea

6 years ago

‘Register To Vote’ Website Buckles Under Surge Of EU Referendum Voters

But Cameron urges unregistered voters to keep trying as deadline expires

6 years ago

Facebook Denies Blocking Right Wing Political News

Social media giant has been accused of hiding conservative opinions in its Trending Topics news feed

6 years ago

When Cybersecurity And Geopolitics Collide

High-Tech Bridge's CEO, Ilia Kolochenko wrote, examines the relationship between growing security spending and the increase in hacking attacks globally

7 years ago