Facebook’s wider Kremlin Brexit ad sweep draws a blank

Facebook has claimed to have found no further evidence of co-ordinated Russian-backed ad purchases on its platform targeting the 2016 Brexit vote in addition to the ad buys it previously reported. In

Twitter accused of dodging Brexit botnet questions again

Once again Twitter stands accused of dodging questions from a parliamentary committee that's investigating Russian bot activity during the UK's 2016 Brexit referendum.  

Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling

Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK. 

Writer Tobias Stone talks about the history of the future

Tobias Stone blew up Medium in 2016 with his post about Trump and Brexit. The trained historian and philosopher took the lessons of the past and extrapolated what we can expect to see in the next few

Twitter says Russians spent ~$1k on six Brexit-related ads

Twitter has disclosed that Russian-backed accounts spent $1,031.99 to buy six Brexit-related ads on its platform during last year's European Union referendum vote.

Facebook’s Brexit probe unearths three Russian-bought “immigration” ads

Facebook has provided more details about the extent of Russian digital interference related to the UK's Brexit vote last year.

Facebook and Twitter to provide Brexit disinformation reports soon

A UK parliamentary committee that's investing fake news has been told by Facebook and Twitter they will provide information relating to Russian interference during the UK's 2016 Brexit referendum vote

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

Research conducted by a group of data scientists looking at how information was diffused on Twitter around the June 2016 EU referendum vote suggests more than 150,000 Russian accounts were involved in

Crunch Report | Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit

Today’s Stories  Facebook admits Russian meddling in Brexit The Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension Youtube partners with Ticketmaster Youtube also cracks down on extremists  Credi

UK plans $80M in tech initiatives, doubles tech visas to 2,000 to shore up support amid Brexit anxiety

While the UK continues to try to find solid ground to begin its contentious Brexit negotiations, the government has launched several initiatives to try to shore up support to (and from) the country&#8

Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK's Europea

Tax on Internet ads among Europe’s proposals to plug digital tax gap

Europe's executive body has revealed more of its thinking on reforming digital taxation rules, issuing details of proposals it's considering ahead of another meeting of EU ministers next week.

France, Germany, Spain, Italy call for turnover tax for tech giants

Several of the European Union's major economies are calling for tax reform across the bloc that responds to where tech platforms generate revenue, not just where they book profit -- arguing that the c

EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns

A new report surveying the current status of EU legislation pertaining to the retention of communications data across the region has found that many of the 28 Member States are not adhering to what p

We don’t want a Balkanized Internet, says brexiting UK

The UK government has warned of the risks of the Internet being 'Balkanzied' by the application of different rules in different geographies, suggesting that data localization efforts could throttle co

Rocket Internet’s Glossybox acquired by UK ecommerce platform player, THG

Glossybox, a BirchBox clone launched by the Samwer brothers back in 2011 to deliver willing consumers a monthly subscription of beauty products, has been acquired by UK online retailer and ecommerce p

Report confirms Brexit’s boomerang logic on data protection

A U.K. parliamentary committee report backs the view that Brexit cannot constitute a "clean break" in data protection law terms with the European Union. Au contraire. The U.K. will likely have to cont

Europe mostly ends mobile roaming fees from today

Europeans traveling through the 28 Member State bloc are now able to use their mobile devices more freely, thanks to a top level abolition of mobile roaming charges across the region. 

Europe passes last hurdle to end mobile roaming fees on June 15

The European Council yesterday adopted the legal act that limits how much mobile operators can charge each other -- the final step in the multi-stage, multi-year process for the region's lawmakers to

Brexit voter registration website crash could have been a DDoS, says report

A government voter registration website in the UK that crashed in the hours before the deadline for registering to vote ahead of last year's Brexit referendum could have been targeted by a denial of s
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