Tech firms, US officials talk election protection at Facebook

[ad_1] Leading technology firms met with American officials at Facebook’s campus in the city of Menlo Park Facebook said technology firms and US officials met at its Silicon Valley headquarters on Wednesday to collaborate on protecting next year’s presidential election from cyber threats. Google, Microsoft and Twitter were listed among the companies that met with […]

WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world including Brazil and India. Because WhatsApp is encrypted—and so offers users far greater protection from prosecution than Twitter or Facebook—it has become particularly notorious […]