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Iranians tried to hack U.S. presidential campaign in effort that targeted hundreds, Microsoft says

Jay Greene Reporter focused on technology coverage in the Pacific Northwest October 4 at 5:38 PM SEATTLE — An effort believed to be tied to the Iranian government attempted to identify, attack and breach email accounts belonging to a U.S. presidential campaign, government officials and journalists, according to new data unveiled by Microsoft, highlighting the […]

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TikTok’s Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge U.S. audience

Students take part in an anti-government rally in Hong Kong.(Chris McGrath/Getty Images) September 15 at 4:30 PM A search for “#hongkong” on Twitter reveals a vast visual patchwork of the city’s unavoidable protests, including pro-China agitprop, sympathetic memes and imagery from the hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy marchers who have braved police crackdowns. But the […]

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U.S. senators call on Google, Amazon and eBay to halt online gun accessory sales

Demonstrators hold signs during an El Paso Strong Community Action event in Texas. (Luke E. Montavon/Bloomberg News) Greg Bensinger Reporter covering algorithms and artificial intelligence August 9 at 5:00 PM Eight Democratic U.S. senators signed letters on Friday to the chief executives of Google, Amazon and eBay demanding they close the loopholes allowing the sale […]