Social Media Won’t Be Allowed to Abuse Election Process: Prasad

Social media platforms will never be allowed to abuse India’s election process and stringent measures backed by laws on data protection and individual privacy have been put in place, Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. Addressing the plenary of the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting in Salata, Argentina, on August 23-24, Prasad also noted … Read more

Experts Say Automated Accounts Sharing Fake News Ahead of French Election

French voters are being deluged with false stories on social media ahead of the country’s presidential election, though the onslaught of “junk news” is not as severe as that during last year’s US presidential campaign, according to a study by Oxford University researchers. The study to be published Friday and another published on Wednesday add evidence … Read more

No education, no election: NCPCR

Candidates whose children are above the age of 14 may not necessarily require producing any of such prove. Panchayat Election RELATED STORIES Irked by the recent protest, Delhi will hire new guest teacher IITs to hold joint technology meet for smartest of students to compete More students see CBSE syllabus as a ticket to NEET … Read more

Another place where Russia is winning since the US election: Its stock market

Since Election Day, stocks have been roaring in — Russia. Russian stocks are up 16 percent since Nov. 8, based on the performance of the RSX Van Eck Vectors Russia ETF, while the other emerging markets are down 6 percent collectively, as measured by the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF EEM. ADVERTISING inRead invented by … Read more

Hacker allegedly stole logins from a US election agency

A Russian-speaking hacker has been found selling stolen login credentials for a U.S. agency that tests and certifies voting equipment, according to a security firm. The hacker was attempting to sell more than 100 allegedly compromised login credentials belonging to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the security firm Record Future said in a Thursday … Read more

Obama orders review of election hacks as Trump doubts Russia’s role

President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of the cyberattacks that allegedly tried to disrupt this year’s election, as his successor Donald Trump casts doubt over Russia’s possible involvement. Obama’s homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco first mentioned the need for the review while speaking to reporters on Friday morning, according … Read more

Facebook, in cross hairs after election, is said to question its influence

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Late on Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election, a private chat sprang up on Facebook among several vice presidents and executives of the social network. What role, they asked each other, had their company … Read more

Here’s what people are searching for — and posting about— the election

The internet has played an unprecedented role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and Election Night was no exception. “Government ethics” was the top policy issue discussed in Facebookposts as of 7 p.m. ET, the company said. Abortion and immigration were the top-searched topics on Google, according to Google Trends. Over 7.5 million people shared … Read more

Here’s what people are searching for — and posting about— the election

Celebrities talk election through social media  Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016 | 8:55 PM ET | 01:20 The internet has played an unprecedented role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and Election Night was no exception. “Government ethics” was the top policy issue discussed in Facebookposts as of 7 p.m. ET, the company said. Abortion and immigration … Read more

Suspected Russian hackers target U.S. think tanks after election

That malware is designed to examine and control whatever system it infects. It can also secretly download additional malicious files and evade detection from antivirus products. Volexity is blaming the attack on the Cozy Bear group partly because of the malware used; it contains coding that’s been found in other hacking techniques tied to the … Read more