Facebook removes Iranian and Russian operations targeting US 2020 elections | Technology

Facebook on Monday disclosed it had taken down four new foreign interference operations originating from Iran and Russia, including one targeting the US 2020 presidential elections that appears to be linked to the Russian troll agency, the Internet Research Agency (IRA). The suspected IRA campaign “had the hallmarks of a well-resourced operation that took consistent […]

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‘Too much power’: it’s Warren v Facebook in the great breakup battle | US news

More than two hours into the Democratic debate in Ohio on Tuesday night, after discussions on healthcare, gun control and foreign policy, the moderators turned to another issue that sharply divided the candidates: is it time to break up Facebook? The question was framed slightly differently: is Elizabeth Warren right? Over the last year, the […]

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Amazon poised to deliver big in third quarter despite shadow over tech | Business

Remember when Silicon Valley was a force for good? With their young bosses, origins in garages and revolutionary products, US tech companies were worshipped for bringing information, choice and innovation to the world. As reporting season for the US tech sector revs up this week the sheen has come off as campaigners, politicians and the […]

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@realDonaldTrump shows Twitter knows which side its bread is buttered | John Naughton | Opinion

When Donald Trump first appeared on Twitter, two thoughts came to mind. The first was that he was an absurd candidate for the presidency. The second was that he had a remarkable intuitive understanding of the possibilities of 140-character discourse. In a public lecture some time after his election, I rashly opined that “Trump is […]

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Energy watchdog accused of stalling action to tackle climate crisis | Business

The energy regulator has been accused by Scottish Power of hindering the UK’s electric vehicle rollout due to its “colossal disconnect” with Britain’s climate policies. Keith Anderson, the chief executive of the “big six” energy company, said businesses in the sector could do more to help the UK become a carbon neutral economy, but efforts […]

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How the wheels came off Facebook’s Libra project | Technology

When Facebook announced plans to launch a digital currency earlier this summer, it added a full-blown revolution in global finance to its typically-vaulting Silicon Valley mission statement: to create a digital currency alongside its efforts to bring the world closer together through networks. Over the past month, that mission has gone badly awry. The Libra […]

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Tech workers favor Sanders and Warren as leftist duo outraise centrist rivals | US news

Tech workers favor Sanders and Warren as leftist duo outraise centrist rivals | US news

Elizabeth Warren’s crusade against Silicon Valley has not dented her popularity among employees of major tech companies, according to the latest campaign fundraising filings. The progressive Democratic senator and her fellow leftist candidate, senator Bernie Sanders, are outraising their more centrist rivals among tech workers in the presidential campaign, a Guardian analysis found. While Sanders […]

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Who will be the new owner of democracy.com? Domain to go on sale | Technology

Who will be the new owner of democracy.com? Domain to go on sale | Technology

What is democracy worth? Later this month a broadly philosophical question will be put to a material test. On 25 October at 5pm, the web domain democracy.com goes up for auction. The site is currently administered by veteran social activist Talmage Cooley. The advertised price, according to Heritage Auctions, is $300,000 or higher. The sale […]

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Striking sanitation workers decry low pay as company makes millions for Bill Gates | US news

Striking sanitation workers decry low pay as company makes millions for Bill Gates | US news

Sanitation workers for Republic Services, the second-largest sanitation company in the US, are going on strike amid new union contract negotiations with workers in 10 cities around the country. The company’s largest single shareholder is the billionaire tech mogul and global philanthropist Bill Gates, whose private investment firm Cascade Holdings owns nearly 34% of the […]

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Thales Named a Market Leader in KuppingerCole Analysts Leadership Compass for Identity-as-a-Service Access Management

Thales recognized for global reach, number of customers and partner ecosystem Positive ratings for innovativeness, interoperability, market position, security and usability PARIS LA DÉFENSE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Thales today announced that it has been positioned as a Market Leader in the 2019 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) Access Management. The report recognized Thales, through its […]

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