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Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes

October 13, 2017 4:44 pm

Social-media platform’s strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators. Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data of potentially irreplaceable value to investigators probing Russia’s suspected manipulation of the social media platform during the…

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Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s ‘Psychographic’ Data Gurus

October 11, 2017 4:49 pm

They were once Steve Bannon’s favorite analytics shop. Now investigators want to know if the Kremlin had a thing for Cambridge Analytica, too. A data firm backed by some of Donald Trump’s closest allies is now facing scrutiny as part…

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Trump Still Hasn’t Gotten Around to Appointing Someone to Protect Our Elections From Cyberattacks

October 3, 2017 4:40 pm

The National Protection and Programs Directorate remains leaderless 10 months after Trump promised to get cybersecurity personnel in place. On January 6, after intelligence agencies briefed Donald Trump on cyberattacks against the United States during the election, he pledged to…

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Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

September 6, 2017 4:50 pm

Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings.…