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By Eric Auchard and Toby Sterling
FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM, March 21 Google and its
sister company Jigsaw, are stepping up efforts to help keep
elections free of online interference after helping to defend
one of two important voter information websites that came under
cyber attack during last week's Dutch national election.
As campaigns have moved online over the past decade, so too
have online attacks escalated against civic institutions -- from
candidates, parties, activist volunteers, election monitors and
independent media - that are vital to fair elections.
Google parent Alphabet Inc's Jigsaw subsidiary,
which supplies security tools to civic groups, is working with
Google to safeguard elections globally.
A Jigsaw spokesman said on Tuesday that it plans to offer a
free suite of security tools called Protect Your Election for
upcoming national votes in France, South Korea and Germany, then
subsequent elections as they occur.
(Editing by David Goodman)