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This is what Americans think about the state of election security right now – TechCrunch

This is what Americans think about the state of election security right now – TechCrunch A wide-ranging new poll yields some useful insight into how worried the average American feels about election threats as the country barrels toward midterms. The survey, conducted by NPR and researchers with Marist College, polled 949 …

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Manufacturing Giant Rostec to Manage Data on Waves Blockchain Platform

Manufacturing Giant Rostec to Manage Data on Waves Blockchain Platform Rostec, the Russian state-owned manufacturing conglomerate, is entering the blockchain fray. The corporation, which holds stakes in 700 industrial entities in Russia, is working with the Waves platform to develop a blockchain system to manage data on its vast holdings, …

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Alibaba goes big on Russia with joint venture focused on gaming, shopping and more – TechCrunch

Alibaba goes big on Russia with joint venture focused on gaming, shopping and more – TechCrunch Alibaba is doubling down on Russia after the Chinese e-commerce giant launched a joint venture with one of the country’s leading internet companies. Russia is said to have over 70 million internet users, around …

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Former Facebook security chief says creating election chaos is still easy – TechCrunch

Former Facebook security chief says creating election chaos is still easy – TechCrunch As someone who’s had a years-long front row seat to Russia’s efforts influence US politics, former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos has a pretty solid read on what we can expect from the 2018 midterms. Stamos …

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Moscow’s Government to Use Ethereum to Promote Transparency In Commerce

Moscow’s Government to Use Ethereum to Promote Transparency In Commerce Moscow’s government is planning to use ethereum as part of a system for allotting trading spots during weekend farmers markets. The system will record applications submitted by farmers, who compete for a limited number of commercial plots. Some 15,000 trading …

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Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils its answer to Tesla – TechCrunch

Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils its answer to Tesla – TechCrunch The Russian weapons manufacturer Kalahsnikov, best known for making the AK-47 machine gun, has unveiled a fleet of electric and hybrid cars, buggies and motorcycles this week — including an electric vehicle that the company says will rival Tesla. …

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Russian hackers slipped up in attempt to hack senator – TechCrunch

Russian hackers slipped up in attempt to hack senator – TechCrunch Hackers that targeted a Democratic senator up for reelection this year may have left behind clues in their attack that further suggest Russian involvement. The office of Claire McCaskill, a Missouri senator, was targeted in an apparent targeted phishing …

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Facebook, Twitter boot accounts tied to Iran, Russia for coordinated deception

Facebook, Twitter boot accounts tied to Iran, Russia for coordinated deception Around a million users followed Facebook and Instagram accounts linked to coordinated groups that misrepresented themselves and had ties to Iran and Russia. The social networks said that the groups were removed for coordinated deception. The post Facebook, Twitter …

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Facebook and Twitter remove hundreds of accounts linked to Iranian and Russian political meddling – TechCrunch

Facebook and Twitter remove hundreds of accounts linked to Iranian and Russian political meddling – TechCrunch Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts and pages for what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” generally networks of ostensibly independent outlets that were in fact controlled centrally by Russia and Iran. Some of these …

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