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Facebook Fights Fake News in Britain As Elections Approach

Facebook is taking its battle against fake news to Britain ahead of general elections next month.The social network published a series of advertisements in newspapers in Britain, giving advice to its millions of users in the country on how to spot misi… Continue reading

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FBI Paid $900,000 to Unlock iPhone, Senator Reveals

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, said publicly that the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, California, shootings, even though the FBI conside… Continue reading

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FCC Reports Denial-of-Service Attack on Commenting System

After a John Oliver segment highlighted the FCC’s latest plans to roll back net neutrality rules, the agency’s comment system became unreachable, apparently due to a spike in traffic. But the FCC now says the issues were, in fact, related to orchestrated denial-of-service attacks.

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Hackers Push Malware Via Server for ‘HandBrake’ Software

Hackers compromised a download server for a popular DVD-ripping software named HandBrake and used it to push stealthy malware that stole victims’ password keychains, password vaults, and possibly the master credentials that decrypted them, security researchers said. Over a four-day period ending Saturday, a download mirror located at download.handbrake.fr delivered a version of the video conversion software that contained a backdoor known as Proton, HandBrake developers warned.

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Austrian Court Orders Facebook to Remove ‘Hate Speech’ Posts

Facebook must remove postings deemed as hate speech, an Austrian court has ruled, in a legal victory for campaigners who want to force social media companies to combat online “trolling.” The case — brought by Austria’s Green party over insults to its leader — has international ramifications as the court ruled the postings must be deleted across the platform and not just in Austria, a point that had been left open in an initial ruling.

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