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European, UK and US pols summon Zuckerberg as FTC eyes probe of Facebook over data violations

The fallout from the story concerning Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, the misuse of personal data and how much Facebook knew about all this, has quickly made its way into the halls of government &#8212

Tumblr also lousy with Russia-backed US election trolls: Report

The meme-laden Tumblr platform is the latest social media and blogging outlet to be unmasked as a distribution channel for Russian agents to rip at America's societal fault lines and seek to influence

Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000

Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election

CrowdStrike, the firm investigating Russian hacks, raised $100M, now valued around $1B

The business of hacking has dealt a huge blow to our democracy, not to mention a plethora of organizations and individuals, and our collective sense of sanity. One silver lining, however, has been th

Recommendations on cyber security for the 45th president… Use more hackers

Nico Sell Contributor Nico Sell is the founder of Wickr Foundation, and co-founder and co-chairman at Wickr -- a self-destructing, secure, private, anonymous messaging service. More posts by this cont

Levie on what Trump could mean for tech

Like many leaders in Silicon Valley, Box CEO Aaron Levie was a vocal supporter of Secretary Clinton. But after the shocking U.S. election outcome, the industry has been reflecting about what the next

Hustle is the grassroots personalized mass-texting tool we need

People hate phone calls and ignore emails, so how do you get them to protest, organize, fundraise and fight for the causes they believe in? By talking to them like humans, one-on-one. This is the way

Facebook chose to fight fake news with AI, not just user reports

Facebook built two versions of a fix for clickbait this year, and decided to trust algorithmic machine learning detection instead of only user behavior, a Facebook spokesperson tells TechCrunch. Today

Zuckerberg claims 99% of Facebook posts “authentic,” denies fake news there influenced election

In case you missed it, last night Mark Zuckerberg published a response to accusations that “fake news” on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election, and helped Donald Trump to

Crunch Report | Facebook Made Us All Dead

Facebook has a bug and has switched their profiles to being memorialized, Mark Zuckerberg affirms that Facebook didn't affect election and Singles' Day breaks shopping records. All this on Crunch Repo

Analysis of social media did a better job at predicting Trump’s win than the polls

Many of the polls forecasted an easy win for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, but we now know their prediction models were flawed. While data scientists are scramb

Facebook admits it must do more to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform

Facebook has responded to widespread criticism of how its Newsfeed algorithm disseminates and amplifies misinformation in the wake of the Trump victory in the US presidential election yesterday.

Bradley Tusk points out the bright side of Trump presidency in memo to portfolio companies

Tusk Holdings, the parent company for Tusk Ventures and Tusk Strategies, is an investor in many of the most notable startups in the land, including Uber, FanDuel, and Handy. With a diverse and rich po

Crunch Report | Donald Trump Is 45th President of U.S.

Reactions to Trump as president, GoPro is recalling the GoPRo Drone, TeamIndus is a team of 100 engineers in India trying to get to the moon, Twitter gets twice the amount of traffic on election night

13 of the best tweets about the election

The polls for the 2016 election are beginning to close and Twitter is aflame. As the trashfire of this election burns itself to cinders, we got out of fetal position and took a break from counting dow

Crunch Report | China’s New Cybersecurity Laws

China has some new cybersecurity laws, starting in January 2017, Tesla will charge owners of new Teslas for Supercharger use if they drive more than 1,000 miles a year, Samsung leaks its AI plans for

Google will display election results as soon as polls close

Google has been highly involved with connecting U.S. voters to timely information throughout this election cycle, by offering everything from voter registration assistance to polling place information

Crunch Report | Facebook’s Election Hub

Google Capital has rebranded to CapitalG, Facebook hub gives its election hub top billing in hopes of making you a more informed voter, Wish is rumored to be raising $500 million, Lucas Matney was rea

Google Says It’s Seeing A Significant Jump In Phishing Attempts In Iran Ahead Of Elections

Google says it's seeing a massive increase in email-based phishing campaigns that originate within Iran and target Iranian users. These attacks, Google says, started about three weeks ago and the comp

Matt Galligan On Circa’s Role In The Upcoming Election And The Future Of News [TCTV]

Last month, we told you about a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/15/circas-new-ios-app-will-change-the-way-you-consume-news/">new service called Circa</a>, which set out to redefine the wa
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