Elections
German far-right rules digital campaign for Europe election  ABC NEWS · 1 day
In Germany, the far-right AfD party is dominating the social media campaigns ahead of the European elections more
EU adopts powers to respond to cyberattacks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds. more
EU Adopts Powers to Respond to Cyber-Attacks  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyber-attacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds. more
Google, Facebook, Twitter Still Falling Short in Combating Fake News: EU  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Internet giants are not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, the European Commission said. more
'The battle is still on': Fake news rages in India's WhatsApp elections  CBC · 2 days
As hundreds of millions of Indians vote in the country's massive staggered election, journalists and civil society groups are working overtime to try and... more
How concern about climate change could decide Australia's election  CBC · 2 days
Climate change has become a key election issue in Australia, a country that's one of the largest exporters... more
Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa  BBC · 2 days
Facebook blocked an Israeli firm it said was behind fake accounts mostly targeting elections in Africa. more
Facebook bans Israeli company it says aims to disrupt elections  CBC · 3 days
Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting... more
Russian bots rigged Voice Kids TV talent show result  BBC · 3 days
A 10-year-old singer wins a Russian TV talent show thanks to thousands of fraudulent votes. more
Canada introducing digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation  CBC · 3 days
The federal government says it will launch a new digital charter that will dictate how the country will... more
Twitter Directed by Election Commission to Remove Exit Poll-Related Tweets  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The Election Commission on Wednesday ordered Twitter India to remove all tweets related to exit polls. more
Xbox Game Pass loses 18 Xbox One games this May  Windows Central · 3 days
The latest wave of Xbox Game Pass retirements has surfaced, marking 18 slated departures for May 2019. Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass library has suffered a sizable hit, scheduled... more
Why are politicians still terrified of taxing Netflix?  CBC · 3 days
Stephen Harper made it next to impossible heading into the 2015 election for any political party to propose a tax... more
Kickstarter will not voluntarily recognize its employee union  THE VERGE · 4 days
Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan and management will not voluntarily recognize Kickstarter United, its nascent employee union. (The staff is organizing... more
Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions more
Amid India elections, study aligns data with constituencies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The legal age for women to marry in India is 18, but a recent review of data showed that more than half of marriages in more than half of parliamentary constituencies—the equivalent... more
WhatsApp Spam Controls Being Bypassed by Software Tool During India Elections  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
WhatsApp clones and software tools that cost as little as $14 are helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions. more
San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology  CBC · 4 days
San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city... more
San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition  BBC · 5 days
The city voted against the emerging technology amid fears of invasion of privacy and unreliability. more
San Francisco passes city government ban on facial recognition tech  TechCrunch · 5 days
On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by city agencies. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, introduced... more
San Francisco has banned facial recognition by city agencies  THE VERGE · 5 days
In a first for a city in the United States, San Francisco has voted to ban its government... more
Russians hacked voting databases in two Florida counties in 2016, governor says  THE VERGE · 5 days
Russian hackers accessed voter databases in two Florida counties prior to the 2016 presidential elections, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said, following a briefing with... more
When Americans go to the polls, they look to the past – not the future  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
There's one question that almost every American voter asks him- or herself when casting their vote for president. more
San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
San Francisco supervisors will vote on surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments. more
San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology  ABC NEWS · 5 days
San Francisco supervisors will vote on surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police more
Echo chambers may not be as dangerous as you think, new study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In the wake of the 2016 American presidential election, western media outlets became almost obsessed with echo chambers. With headlines like "Echo... more
EU election prompts removal of fake Italian Facebook accounts  CBC · 6 days
​​​​​​​Facebook shut down phoney Italian accounts and pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections, prompting... more
Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Facebook shut down phony Italian accounts and pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections, prompting opposition lawmakers to call Monday for tougher laws to curb online misinformation. more
Avoid the politics and let artificial intelligence decide your vote in the next election  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
If trust in our politicians is at an all time low, maybe it's time to reconsider how we elect them... more
Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Facebook shuts fake Italian accounts, pages spreading fake news ahead of European Union elections more
Musk readies internet satellites, EU battles Russian disinformation video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Elon Musk tweets a picture of SpaceX satellites while Russian disinformation threatens the upcoming EU elections and Youtuber James Charles loses over a million subscribers. more
Facebook Takes Down Fake Italian Accounts Ahead of EU Election  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook said on Sunday it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news. more
Russia-linked disinformation efforts target EU elections - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Propaganda making the rounds about the EU, NATO and immigrants bears the Kremlin's digital signature, The New York Times reports. more
Facebook says it removed ‘numerous’ fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election  Global News · 7 days
"We have removed a series of false and duplicated accounts which violated our authenticity policy, as well as several pages due to violation of... more
Inmarsat shareholders approve takeover offer  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The majority of Inmarsat’s shareholders voted May 10 in favor of a $3.3 billion acquisition offer by a consortium of investors. SpaceNews.com more
Why does Facebook fail to fix itself? It's partly humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The question comes up over and over, with extremist material, hate speech, election meddling and privacy invasions. Why can't Facebook just fix it? more
Why does Facebook fail to fix itself? It's partly humans  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The question comes up over and over: Why can't Facebook just fix its problems with extremist material, hate speech, election meddling and privacy invasions more
House votes to block Trump's eased health coverage rules  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Democratic controlled House has voted to prevent the Trump administration from easing health care coverage rules required by President Barack Obama's health care law more
Three ‘new rules’ worth considering for the internet  TechCrunch · 1 week
Mark Zuckerberg recently argued for new internet regulation starting in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. Here are three more areas to consider. more
Facebook's Dream Hire, Former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Has Made a Bad Start  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The forthcoming European parliamentary election was meant to be Facebook's big chance to please a constituency that trashes... more
Senate confirms Ex-Im board nominees  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm three nominees for the board of the Export-Import Bank May 8, giving the bank the ability to approve large deals, including... more
Ethics committee votes to subpoena Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to testify  CBC · 2 weeks
Parliament's ethics committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl... more
Ban on facial recognition tech up for vote in San Francisco - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Ordinance would require city agencies -- including the police -- to get supes' approval before spending city funds on the technology. more
California set to change sex education guidance for teachers  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The California board of education is set to vote Wednesday on new guidance for teaching sex education in public schools that some opponents are calling obscene more
The Latest: Amazon opens cash store as San Francisco votes  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Amazon Go has opened its first cash-taking convenience store in New York as San Francisco officials prepare to vote on banning cashless stores more
Electoral regulations must tackle 'inequalities' caused by political advertising on Facebook  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Regulators must find a way of monitoring and addressing the way political advertising on Facebook creates new types of inequalities for campaigners, experts have said. more
Green Party win in B.C. shows climate issues could impact October  CBC · 2 weeks
British Columbia voters sent a message that Canadians are deeply concerned about the environment... more
U.S.-inspired Green New Deal pact launches across Canadian cities  CBC · 2 weeks
Rallies are planned across the country on Monday to make climate action an election issue, inspired by a... more
Build 2019: Microsoft's ElectionGuard Software to Offer Tools to Secure Elections  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. more
Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the... more
'Magic mushroom' decriminalization on Denver ballot  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Denver is deciding whether to become the first U.S. city to decriminalize "magic mushrooms" more
Microsoft's offers software tools to secure elections  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Microsoft is announcing an ambitious effort intended to make U.S. voting more secure and verifiable. more
Microsoft's open 'ElectionGuard' SDK aims to secure democratic elections  Windows Central · 2 weeks
ElectionGuard is open source and built to make sure votes are verifiable, secure, and auditable. At its Build 2019 developer conference, Microsoft today announced an open source tool for helping... more
Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Microsoft announces ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and reliably auditable with a software toolkit that top U.S elections vendors say they will explore incorporating into new and existing voting equipment more
Microsoft's offers software tools to secure elections  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Microsoft announces ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and reliably auditable with a software toolkit that top U.S elections vendors say they will explore incorporating into new and existing voting equipment more
Microsoft aims to modernize and secure voting with ElectionGuard  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
When it comes to voting, we've come a long way from dropping pebbles into an amphora, but still not nearly far enough, if the lack of confidence in our election... more
12 new projects will finally show us how Facebook is changing democracy  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Ever since the 2016 US election, some of the most urgent questions in tech have been about the impact of social media — Facebook,... more
How to Vote #India: Lok Sabha Elections 2019 (Phase 5)  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
How to Vote #India: Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Where is my elections 2019 polling booth? How to register to vote? All your polling related questions answered, including election... more
Government looks to protect votes from risk of foreign interference  Sky News · 2 weeks
The government wants to introduce new laws to protect elections and referendums in the UK from the risk of interference by foreign powers. more
Senate prepares to vote on Ex-Im board nominees  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The Senate is expected to vote this week on three nominees to serve on the board of the Export-Import Bank... more
When it comes to elections, Facebook moves slow, may still break things  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
This week, Facebook invited a small group of journalists — which didn’t include TechCrunch — to look at the “war room” it has set... more
Rebuking Trump, House votes to keep US in Paris climate pact  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Democratic-controlled House has approved legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from following through on his pledge to withdraw the U.S. from a landmark global... more
House Democrats vote to protect Paris climate agreement  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the first climate bill in nearly a decade that would block President Donald... more
It's time to vote for happiness and well-being, not mere economic growth. Here's why:  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the federal election approaches, we're expected to drown in slogans like "lower taxes", "wage growth", "franking credit reform" or... more
E-voting by touch-screen trialled in local elections  BBC · 2 weeks
Voters in Gateshead are being invited to trial a new e-voting system. more
Mueller report: How to read the doc online or download the PDF for free - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The special counsel's report on Russia's interference in 2016 US presidential election is now available and... more
Sean Parker’s Brigade/Causes acquired by govtech app Countable  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Causes grew to a jawdropping 186 million users as one of the first ten Facebook platform apps. Started by Facebook co-founder Sean Parker, it was meant to turn a generation into activists... more
Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene are leaving Alphabet’s board of directors  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Google’s parent company Alphabet announced that two board members, Eric Schmidt and Diane Green, will not be seeking re-election when their terms expire on June 19.... more
The National Academy of Sciences moves toward ejecting sexual harassers  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
The National Academy of Sciences took a major step today to oust sexual harassers when members... more
Should Pluto Be a Planet Again? Informal Vote Offers Support After Experts Debate  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
A friendly debate about Pluto's planethood yesterday (April 29) ended in an informal vote that came down in favor of reinstating the... more
Social media: Facebook and Google roles in UK elections  BBC · 3 weeks
Tech giants, such as Facebook and Google, are set to play a huge role in the next UK general election. more
Facebook Joins Research on Social Media Impact on Elections  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Facebook began the research initiative last year after revelations of foreign influence campaigns on the 2016 US election and the Brexit vote in Britain. more
The last chance for Madagascar's biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have recommended actions the government of Madagascar's recently elected president, Andry Rajoelina should take to turn around the precipitous decline of biodiversity and help put Madagascar on a trajectory towards sustainable growth. Madagascar's protected areas,... more
Facebook joins research on social media impact on elections  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook announced Monday it would make its data available to academics studying the impact of social media on elections, part of an effort to prevent manipulation of social platforms. more
Facebook to fund research on social media impact on elections  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook announced Monday its first research grants to academics studying the impact of social media on elections, part of an effort to prevent manipulation of social platforms. more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Midway, Social Media Still Fighting Fake News: Experts  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The great Indian election season has hit midway - with three phases of voting now over and four more to go. more
How to Vote #India: Lok Sabha Elections 2019 (Phase 4)  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
How to Vote #India: Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Where is my elections 2019 polling booth? How to register to vote? All your polling related questions answered. more
Arizona utility spent big to sway election of its regulators  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Arizona's largest utility secretly gave millions in 2014 to groups that backed the utility's favored candidates in that year's elections for the commission charged with overseeing the state-granted... more
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