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Super Micro says review found no malicious chips in motherboards

Dec 11 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Computer hardware maker Super Micro Computer Inc told customers on Tuesday that an outside investigations firm had found no evidence of any malicious hardware in its current or older-model motherboards.

Apple security expert moves to ACLU as 'public interest tech' builds

Dec 04 2018

SAN FRANCISCO A senior Apple Inc security expert left for a much lower-paying job at the American Civil Liberties Union this week, the latest sign of increasing activity on policy issues by Silicon Valley privacy specialists and other engineers.

U.S. rights groups seek secret documents in Facebook encryption case

Nov 28 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Two civil rights groups asked a judge on Wednesday to release documents describing a secret U.S. government effort to force Facebook Inc to decrypt voice conversations between users on its Messenger app.

U.S. rights groups seek secret documents in Facebook encryption case

Nov 28 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Two civil rights groups asked a judge on Wednesday to release documents describing a secret U.S. government effort to force Facebook Inc to decrypt voice conversations between users on its Messenger app.

UPDATE 1-U.S. rights groups seek secret documents in Facebook encryption case

Nov 28 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 28 Two civil rights groups asked a judge on Wednesday to release documents describing a secret U.S. government effort to force Facebook Inc to decrypt voice conversations between users on its Messenger app.

Russia seen adopting new tactics in U.S. election interference efforts

Nov 06 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Russian agents believed to be connected to the government have been active in spreading divisive content and promoting extreme themes ahead of Tuesday's U.S. mid-term elections, but they are working hard to cover their tracks, according to government investigators, academics and security firms.

Russia seen adopting new tactics in U.S. election interference efforts

Nov 06 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 5 Russian actors believed to be connected to the government have been actively involved in spreading divisive content and promoting extreme themes in the run-up to Tuesday's U.S. mid-term elections, but they are working harder to hide their tracks, according to government investigators, academics and security firms.

Social media, tech firms use sites to urge U.S. citizens to vote

Nov 02 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Criticized by lawmakers and others for being unable or unwilling to stop false and inflammatory information about divisive political issues, social media and tech companies say they are doing more to boost voter turnout for next Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections.

Exclusive - Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

Oct 15 2018

MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. | Video

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