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Florida Democrats get threatening emails demanding that they vote for Trump

Florida Democrats get threatening emails demanding that they vote for Trump

advertisementadvertisementFlorida residents registered as Democrats have reported receiving emails purporting to be from the , the far-right group, demanding they change their registration to Republican and vote for Trump.advertisementA lot of ppl registered as Dems in Florida are getting emails like this today.— Roxy Horror Picture Show???? (@redrawnoxen) The senders claim to “have gained access into the entire voting infrastructure.”“You will vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you,” the emails say, according to screenshots shared on Twitter.Local law enforcement...

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In first interview after Twitter hack, Jack Dorsey pledges transparency

In first interview after Twitter hack, Jack Dorsey pledges transparency

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementA on Wednesday saw high-profile accounts, from Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Elon Musk and the official Apple account, hijacked to post messages promoting a cryptocurrency scam. In his first interview since the attack, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday pledged to keep one principle in mind throughout the company’s investigation: transparency.advertisementadvertisement“We’re going to be really transparent—own anything that we made mistakes around and what we find,” Dorsey said Thursday in a video interview with Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta...

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North Dakota’s COVID-19 app has been sending data to Foursquare and Google

North Dakota’s COVID-19 app has been sending data to Foursquare and Google

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementThe official COVID-19 contact-tracing app for the state of North Dakota, designed to detect whether people have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus, sends location data and a unique user identifier to Foursquare—and other data to Google and a bug-tracking company—according to from smartphone privacy company advertisementadvertisementThe app, called , and produced by a company called ProudCrowd that also makes a for North Dakota State sports fans, generates a random ID number for each person who uses it. Then, it can “anonymously cache the...

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‘I have a duty to do this’: Meet the Redditors fighting 2020’s fake news war

‘I have a duty to do this’: Meet the Redditors fighting 2020’s fake news war

advertisementadvertisementRobert Mercer invested in Cambridge Analytica, the company that became infamous for Facebook users’ information to target political ads. The shady worked for the 2016 Trump campaign and Leave.EU, a pro-Brexit group. The Trump campaign also employed Steve Bannon, the right-wing firebrand who also has ties to Mercer and claims Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage as a personal friend.advertisementadvertisementThe links between the Trump campaign and the successful push for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union are just a few of the connections highlighted by...

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