Elections
Facebook unveils new rules for political ads ahead of federal election  Global News · 18 hours
Facebook is launching a new advertisement library that will capture detailed information about political ads targeted at voters in Canada, including who pays for them and... more
EU prepares for major international cyber attacks  Sky News · 19 hours
Law enforcement agencies across the EU are preparing to respond to a major international cyber attack ahead of the end of May's elections. more
WhatsApp, Nasscom Partner to Educate People on Fake News Ahead of Lok Sabha Election 2019  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
WhatsApp and Nasscom Foundation will train nearly 1,00,000 Indians to spot false information and provide tips and tricks... more
Facebook introducing measures to prevent election disruption  CBC · 23 hours
Facebook will unveil a series of measures later today in a bid to prevent its platform being used to disrupt the next... more
Democrats hit the gas on Net neutrality bill - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Democrats leading the Save the Internet Act are pushing for a vote in April, with or without Republicans. more
I'm not old enough to vote, but I'm marching against climate change  CBC · 4 days
Regina Grade 7 student Ada Dechene is taking part in the Strike 4 Climate, a student-led protest at the provincial legislature building Friday. 'I... more
Kansas conservatives vote to condemn New York's abortion law  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Kansas lawmakers have condemned New York's new law protecting abortion rights in a statement that will be sent to every New York legislator and its governor more
From Apps to Facebook Ads, New Measures for India's Mega Election  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Holding the world's biggest democratic election is no mean feat, with 900 million Indians across the country eligible to vote between April 11 and May 19. more
Elon Musk’s high-speed tunnel project in Las Vegas clears its first hurdle  THE VERGE · 6 days
Elon Musk’s plan to build express-route tunnels in Las Vegas received its first approval Tuesday, after the board of directors for the city’s Convention... more
Twitter Ads Transparency Center Goes Live in India Ahead of Elections  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Twitter Ads Transparency Center shows billing information, spend, and impression data for each promoted tweet. more
How to Vote in Lok Sabha Election 2019  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Wondering how to vote in the Lok Sabha election 2019? This article includes step by step instructions to help you understand how to vote in India. more
cVIGIL App Unveiled by Election Commission of India Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Election Commission has introduced cVIGIL app at pan India level whereby citizens can record on his mobile any violation of... more
Election Commission to Monitor Social Media, Political Ads to Be Pre-Certified  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The Election Commission will "closely monitor" social media platforms for any objectionable content and advertisements. more
Voter List 2019: How to Check if Your Name Is on Electoral Rolls in India  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
General Elections 2019 are around the corner, and we tell you how to check if your name is... more
cVIGIL App Unveiled by Election Commission Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Election Commission has introduced cVIGIL app at pan India level whereby citizens can record on his mobile any violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) more
Robo-journalism gains traction in shifting media landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A text-generating "bot" nicknamed Tobi produced nearly 40,000 news stories about the results of the November 2018 elections in Switzerland for the media giant Tamedia—in just five minutes. more
Elizabeth Warren vows to break up tech giants if elected in 2020  BBC · 1 week
The US Democratic presidential hopeful tells a rally she is "sick of freeloading billionaires". more
US Senator Proposes Breaking Up Amazon, Facebook, Google  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Elizabeth Warren pledged to take aim at Amazon, Facebook and Google if she is elected president in 2020. more
Beyond the binary: How teaching children about gender could help reduce sexism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, addressing gender inequality in New Zealand remains a challenge. As the first country to grant women the... more
Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said today that, if elected president in 2020, her administration will break up the giants of the tech industry, including... more
Closing the gender gap in the life sciences is an uphill struggle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The world is celebrating the 108th International Women's Day. The first rallies were held in Austria, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland on March 19, 1911,... more
Facebook Asked to Do More to Curb Fake News Ahead of General Election: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Facebook was told it wasn't doing enough to curb misinformation in India said the sources, who declined to be named... more
Hunt: Cyber attacks could rob democratic governments of legitimacy  Sky News · 2 weeks
Cyber attacks against democratic elections could rob governments of their legitimacy and more must be done to deter the threat, the foreign secretary is expected to say today. more
Homeland Security hasn’t done enough to protect election infrastructure, says watchdog  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Homeland Security could do more to protect election infrastructure ahead, according to a new report by the department’s watchdog. The report from the inspector general, out... more
Facebook refuses to disclose “chuck Chequers” Brexit advertiser to UK parliament  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Facebook has refused to provide the British parliament with the names of individuals behind a shadowy network backing an extreme ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome over a... more
Gould wants Google to change its mind about refusing election ads  CBC · 2 weeks
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould says she's going to try to persuade Google to... more
Amazon’s HQ2 deal isn’t looking great for Arlington County  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Amazon may have backed out of New York City, but it’s still got one HQ2 left in Arlington,... more
Maximising influence in a network  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Finding ways to maximize influence on social networks is a significant endeavour for a wide range of people including those involved in marketing, election campaigns, and outbreak detection, for instance. Technically in a network scenario, "Influence maximisation deals... more
Facebook prohibits foreign-funded ads for Indonesia election  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Facebook says it will not allow foreign-funded advertisements for upcoming presidential and legislative elections in Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy, hoping to allay concerns that its platform is being used to manipulate voting behavior. more
Facebook prohibits foreign-funded ads for Indonesia election  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Facebook is prohibiting election ads for Indonesia's presidential election that are purchased from outside the country more
Center-right party tops Estonia vote, but populists win, too  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A center-right party that held the prime minister's office in Estonia for over a decade wins general election, while a far-right populist party emerges as a big winner despite snubs... more
The Latest: Center-right tops Estonia vote, populists gain  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Preliminary results from Estonia's parliamentary election show a center-right party that held the prime minister's office for over a decade was the top vote-getter, but a far-right populist party also had a... more
Populist party gains as Estonia faces possible power swap  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A center-right party that held the prime minister's office in Estonia for over a decade held a lead in the former Soviet republic's general election, while a far-right populist party... more
The Latest: Center-right party leading in Estonia election  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A center-right party that held the prime minister's office in Estonia for over a decade has a good-sized lead with ballots from more than half of polling stations counted more
The Latest: Initial tally puts Estonia ruling party 3rd  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The first results from a parliamentary election in Estonia put the main opposition party ahead and a far-right populist party placing ahead of the main party in the coalition now... more
The Latest: Polls close in Estonia, e-results coming soon  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Polls have closed in Estonia, where voters cast ballots in a parliamentary election that was expected to be a close race between the left-leaning party of the current prime minister... more
The Latest: Estonian opposition leader derides govt policies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Estonians have started voting in parliamentary election where PM Juri Ratas' Center Party is pitted against center-right opposition Reform Party as populists are seen making inroads more
Estonians head to polls with populists seen making inroads  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Estonians have started voting in parliamentary election where PM Juri Ratas' Center Party is pitted against center-right opposition Reform Party as populists are seen making inroads more
Estonians head to polls with populist party seen rising  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Estonians have started voting in parliamentary election where PM Juri Ratas' Center Party is pitted against center-right opposition Reform Party as populists are seen making inroads more
India's WhatsApp election: Political parties risk undermining democracy with technology  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
India's 2019 national elections are widely anticipated to be the "WhatsApp elections". Against a backdrop of rapidly improving internet connectivity and rising smartphone use, the number of people... more
NY poised to join 41 states in criminalizing revenge porn  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Lawmakers in New York have voted to join 41 other states in criminalizing revenge porn more
Facebook, Twitter doing too little against disinformation: EU  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook and Twitter are doing too little to scrutinise advertising placements on their sites in the runup to European Union elections in May, despite their pledges to fight disinformation, EU officials said... more
Thailand passes controversial cybersecurity law that could enable government surveillance  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Thailand’s government passed a controversial cybersecurity bill today that has been criticized for vagueness and the potential to enable sweeping access internet user data. The bill (available in... more
Study finds majority of public is unfamiliar with ballot measures  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Political science researchers used a new approach to gauge the public's knowledge of ballot measures and found that overall, fewer people have general knowledge of ballot measures than... more
FTC forms Tech Task Force, sleep monitoring headed to Apple Watch? video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Today's major tech stories include the FTC's formation of a Tech Task Force, sleep monitoring possibly heading to the 2020... more
Twitter to Boost Hiring Ahead of India's General Elections  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Twitter's global head of public policy, Colin Crowell, told Reuters the election was a top priority for the company. more
Vote for Captain Marvel in our massive Women of the Marvel universe bracket - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
To celebrate International Women's Month and the opening of Captain Marvel, we've put together the best bracket since... more
US reportedly took Russian trolls offline on Election Day in 2018 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The reported goal was to stop misinformation from spreading as voters went to the polls. more
Abortion: Tennessee lawmakers advance fetal heartbeat bill  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A bill to ban most abortions in Tennessee once a fetal heartbeat is detected is headed for a vote of the state's full House with backing of the governor more
Twitter to Appoint Nodal Officer to Work With EC to Address Issues in Real Time  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Twitter Monday agreed to appoint a nodal officer to work closely with the Election Commission ahead of the... more
Facebook's Senior Officials Said to Appear Before Parliamentary Panel on March 6  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The development assumes significance amid concerns being raised over any possible misuse of social media tools to interfere in the upcoming elections. more
GOP, sensing campaign issue, pushes abortion vote in Senate  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Senate is pushing toward a vote on Republican legislation that would threaten prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions more
Microsoft CEO defends work on half-billion-dollar HoloLens military contract  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Microsoft won’t stop its work on a nearly half-billion-dollar government contract designed to bring HoloLens augmented reality tech to the U.S. Army. “We made a principled decision that we’re not... more
Study: Political parties sideline minority voters, leave other orgs to pick up the slack  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A vote is a vote is a vote, supposedly, with each citizen in our democracy having an equal say. Yet... more
Parliamentary Panel Asks Twitter to Support Free, Fair General Elections  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Public policy heads of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have been called to appear before the parliamentary panel on March 6. more
Vote now in our massive Women of the Marvel universe bracket smackdown - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
To celebrate International Women's Month and the opening of Captain Marvel, we've put together the best bracket since March Madness... more
Women of the Marvel universe bracket: Vote for your favorite heroes and villains - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
For International Women's Month and the launch of the Captain Marvel film, we're celebrating the women of Marvel... more
Estonians kick off online voting for March election  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in Europe more
Female presidents are held to higher standards than males  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar—the list of women who have thrown their hats into the ring for the 2020 U.S. presidential election continues to grow. more
Estonians kick off online voting for March 3 election  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Balloting has started in online voting pioneer Estonia for next month's election, a day after Microsoft said hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in several European countries more
Don't be fooled by fake images and videos online  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
One month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an "Access Hollywood" recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women. The then-candidate and his... more
Microsoft says Russian hackers targeted European researchers - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
A group linked to Russian government agencies targeted more than 100 people researching electoral integrity and public policy. more
Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said. more
Russian hacking campaign spotted ahead of EU elections  Sky News · 4 weeks
Microsoft has detected a hacking campaign targeting democratic institutions ahead of the European Union elections this year, from a group believed to be sponsored by the Russian government. more
Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and... more
Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists... more
Tech could unite Europe's populists ahead of EU vote in May  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The offer by Italy's populist 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France's yellow vest protesters could be a harbinger of what's to come in... more
Opinion: Was the EU's ban on electric fishing the right decision?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Last week, on 13 February 2019, the EU approved the ban on pulse trawling. This followed the vote for a ban by the European Parliament on... more
The UK’s blistering Facebook report has a good recommendation — for the UK  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
The United Kingdom Parliament is still mad at Facebook. How much does it matter? We’ve known since last summer that the report of the... more
Robert Mueller questioned ex-Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
Kaiser was subpoenaed as part of the special counsel's investigation into potential Russian election interference. more
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