Bay Area Election Experts Reassure Voters After Reports Of Iran, Russia Accessing Some Voter Registration DataTop intelligence officials held a last-minute briefing with reporters on election security Wednesday night, announcing that Iran and Russia have taken actions in an attempt to compromise the election, specifically obtaining some voter registration data.
Facebook Shuts Down Alleged Russian Military Intelligence Operation Weeks Before ElectionFacebook said Thursday it had identified and shut down a network of fake accounts that included fictitious personas it said were tied to Russian military intelligence.
San Francisco FBI Helping Fight Foreign Interference in ElectionThe San Francisco Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Thursday it’s providing additional information to combat foreign interference in the 2020 election.
Facebook, Twitter Suspend Accounts Linked To Russian 'Troll Factory' Targeting Left-Leaning AudiencesFacebook said Tuesday that it removed a small network of accounts and pages linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the “troll factory” that has used social media accounts to sow political discord in the U.S. since the 2016 presidential election.
Russian National Found Guilty Of Hacking Into LinkedIn, Drop Box Employee Databases Yevgeniy Nikulin has been convicted by a San Francisco federal jury of charges he hacked into LinkedIn, DropBox, and the social networking company formerly known as Formspring databases and stole employee ID information, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Pelosi Leads Bipartisan Congress Members Demanding Answers From Trump On Russia Taliban BountiesA bipartisan group of congressional leaders is demanding the Trump administration explain what it knew about reports U.S. intelligence concluded Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops.
2 Russians Flee Coronavirus Quarantine, In Dismay At HospitalsOne patient jumped out of a hospital window to escape her quarantine and another managed to break out by disabling an electronic lock.
Facebook: Russian Trolls Are Back, Here To Meddle With 2020People linked to the Internet Research Agency, the Kremlin-backed troll group indicted by the United States for its alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election, are laying the groundwork to do the same in 2020.
Silicon Valley Braces For 1st Presidential Debates, Target Of Russian Trolls In 2016Silicon Valley is preparing for its first high-profile challenge of the 2020 presidential campaign: the Democratic presidential debates.
Read, Download The Mueller ReportA redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference and the Donald Trump's campaign was released publicly Thursday.
Yahoo Reaches $117.5 Million Settlement In Huge Data BreachNearly 200 million people who had sensitive information snatched from their Yahoo accounts will receive two years of free credit-monitoring services and other potential restitution in a legal settlement valued at $117.5 million.
Man Accused Of Smuggling Electronics To Russia Faces Charges In SF Federal CourtA Russian-born Estonian citizen has been extradited to face charges in federal court in San Francisco of illegally buying specialized microelectronic components and smuggling them to Russia.
Facebook Shuts Hundreds Of Russia-Linked Pages, AccountsFacebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts.
Silicon Valley May Have Done 'Bare Minimum' To Help Russia Investigation, Senate Intel Committee ToldThe Senate Intelligence Committee has been advised that Silicon Valley's social media companies might have provided the "bare minimum" amount of data to aid the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Facebook Fires PR Firm That Was Digging Up Dirt On CompetitorsFacebook has fired a conservative pubic relations firm that was, among other work, digging up dirt on its competitors.