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How to watch Facebook and Twitter’s big hearings with Congress – TechCrunch

How to watch Facebook and Twitter’s big hearings with Congress – TechCrunch On Wednesday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will appear before Congress in the latest high profile hearings for tech on Capitol Hill. The main event will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET, as the …

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Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today – TechCrunch

Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts today – TechCrunch So much for summer Fridays. Yesterday, Buzzfeed reported that a dozen tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Snapchat would meet at Twitter headquarters on Friday to discuss election security. For two of them, that wasn’t the …

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Cloudflare recruits state and local governments for free election site security program – TechCrunch

Cloudflare recruits state and local governments for free election site security program – TechCrunch After launching a free program to protect election systems last December, Cloudflare has an update on how things are going. The program, known as the Athenian Project, provides Cloudflare’s services for free to state and local …

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Facebook says it gave ‘identical support’ to Trump and Clinton campaigns – TechCrunch

Facebook says it gave ‘identical support’ to Trump and Clinton campaigns – TechCrunch Facebook’s hundreds of pages of follow-ups to Senators make for decidedly uninteresting reading. Give lawyers a couple months and they will always find a way to respond non-substantively to the most penetrating questions. One section may at …

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Synack is the latest cybersecurity company to offer state elections its services for free – TechCrunch

Synack is the latest cybersecurity company to offer state elections its services for free – TechCrunch The cybersecurity firm Synack will offer its penetration testing services to states for free in an effort to secure election systems for the 2018 midterms. Synack, founded by two former NSA analysts, is best …

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What we can learn from the 3,500 Russian Facebook ads meant to stir up U.S. politics – TechCrunch

What we can learn from the 3,500 Russian Facebook ads meant to stir up U.S. politics – TechCrunch On Thursday, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a massive new trove of Russian government-funded Facebook political ads targeted at American voters. While we’d seen a cross section of the ads …

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Centrify gives states a deal on identity management software to secure midterm elections – TechCrunch

Centrify gives states a deal on identity management software to secure midterm elections – TechCrunch To secure U.S. election systems from the very real threat of targeted cyberattacks, states might need to reframe their security practices to look more like they would in a tightly-controlled corporate environment. To that end, …

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To protect election systems from hacking, states are getting cozier with Homeland Security – TechCrunch

It might be a snow day in Washington, but the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election system security continued as planned. During Wednesday’s hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her predecessor Jeh Johnson appeared with a panel of state election officials to hash out the recommendations issued by the …

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Zuck and Sandberg go M.I.A. as Congress summons Facebook leadership by name – TechCrunch

The bad thing about making your face synonymous with with the company you run: When you go M.I.A., everyone tends to notice. The callout posts began over the weekend. Normal Facebook users don’t always track the tech press outrage cycle, but a flurry of reporting on Facebook’s mishandling of the …

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Senate Intel Committee gives Homeland Security its election security wish list – TechCrunch

In a press conference today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence presented its urgent recommendations for protecting election systems as the U.S. moves toward midterm elections later this year. “Currently we have an election upon us, and the past tells us that the future will probably hold another set of …

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