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Politics Oct 04Iranian hackers targeted a U.S. presidential campaign, Microsoft says
A company spokeswoman declined to identify those targeted, citing customer privacy.
Nation Sep 03U.S. plan to use fake social media profiles for surveillance is against Facebook rules
"Law enforcement authorities, like everyone else, are required to use their real names on Facebook and we make this policy clear," Facebook spokeswoman Sarah Pollack told The Associated Press in a statement Tuesday.
Nation Aug 30U.S. to use fake social media to check people entering country
An updated Homeland Security Department privacy assessment from July 2019 that was posted online Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles.
World Aug 19Twitter shutters Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests
The social media platform said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.
Nation Jul 23U.S. attorney general says encryption on digital devices creates security risk
William Barr's comments at a cybersecurity conference mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted devices and applications during investigations.
Politics Jul 13New election systems use vulnerable software
An Associated Press analysis has found that the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program voting machines, tally votes and report counts.
Politics Jul 08Justice Department seeks to halt lawsuit demanding Trump financial documents
The DOJ want to stop subpoena requests seeking Trump's business tax returns, and documents from Trump's D.C. and New York hotels, Mar-a-Lago Club and Trump Tower.
Nation Jun 12Senators question FBI on Russian hack of voting software firm
In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who is the ranking member of the committee with jurisdiction over federal elections, asked for answers by July 12 regarding…
Politics Dec 17DOJ files to halt Trump suit demanding financial documents
The Justice Department is challenging a Maryland federal judge's decision allowing a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward.
Politics Dec 04Attorneys general of D.C., Maryland to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS
The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Internal Revenue Service and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting…