Kaspersky fights spying claims with code review plan – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has announced what it’s dubbing a “comprehensive transparency initiative” as the company seeks to beat back suspicion that its antivirus software has been hacked or penetrated by […]

After Sandberg chat, House intel plans to release Russian-bought Facebook ads to the public – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch After its Senate counterpart made clear that it had no intention of doing so, the House Intelligence Committee announced that it plans to publish the Russian-bought Facebook ads that the company provided as […]

Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week The Daily Beast claimed the channel, […]

Google’s probe into Russian disinformation finds ad buys, report claims – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Google has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited its platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, according to the Washington Post. It says tens of thousands of dollars […]

Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted by Russia-affiliated hackers in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. In […]