Displaying items by tag: Hillary Clinton

Britain will launch cyber attacks in response to similar actions by so-called "hostile states" like Russia, the country's Defence Secretary says.

Published in Security

The anti-trust suit filed by the US against Google in October is unlikely to make any progress, judging by the kind of people whom US president-elect Joe Biden is taking onboard as part of his transition team and also in technology roles.

Published in Open Sauce

With the US presidential elections just 35 days away, mentions of Russia in the American mainstream media have, expectedly, reached a feverish pitch, with every Tom, Dick and Harry — not to mention every Sarah, Holly and Nicole — raising the alarm about the possibility of forces from Moscow poking their noses into the election.

Published in Open Sauce

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was offered a deal by the US in 2017, with California Republican Dana Rohrabacher telling him that President Donald Trump would pardon him if he denied any material he had received from a 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee did not come from the Russians.

Published in Strategy

A non-profit that has been critical of the business practices of giant US retailer Amazon, and claims to have grassroots support for average Americans, is funded by some of the company's main corporate rivals, a report claims.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:51

Sex trafficking bill may hit Google, online firms

ANALYSIS Google and other Internet companies may soon have to reckon with lawsuits over sex trafficking if a Senate bill designed to combat the trade online is passed by the US Congress.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:00

Assange slams Clinton over 2016 election claims

The publisher of the WikiLeaks whistleblower website, Julian Assange, has hit out at 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for saying he was, to a large extent, responsible for her loss to Donald Trump.

Published in Open Sauce

Under pressure after a series of articles in the US press made various claims about its links to Russian state authorities this week, security firm Kaspersky Lab appears to be reluctant to dismiss the allegations out of hand.

Published in Security

Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs may have put itself squarely in the crosshairs of the lobby promoting the theory that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee in 2016, by producing a paper that underscores the difficulty of attribution where cyber exploits are concerned.

Published in Open Sauce

Two former senior US intelligence officials claim that evidence, if any, of Russian interference in the US elections last year would still be available in NSA databases.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:24

Facebook may face Congress panel over Russian ads

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has said that it is likely to ask representatives from Facebook to give public testimony about activity by Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Google's close ties to the White House during the time of the Obama administration are the main reason why a proposed 2012 probe by the US Federal Trade Commission into the company's alleged unfair competition was dropped.

Published in Technology Regulation

The head of anti-malware company Kaspersky Lab says he had no idea why the US is taking aim at his company but thinks it may be due to the current crisis in relations between Moscow and Washington.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10:49

China threatens tit-for-tat if Trump acts on trade

China has threatened to block orders from American companies, including Apple, if the country's president-elect Donald Trump carries through on his campaign pledges to impose tariffs on Beijing.

Published in Resellers

Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, submitted a detailed draft to a key Clinton aide on 15 April 2014, outlining his ideas for a possible run for the presidency and stressing that "key is the development of a single record for a voter that aggregates all that is known about them".

Published in Government Tech Policy

Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, expressed a desire more than two years ago to be the "head outside adviser" to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, according to an email released by WikiLeaks.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A senior Apple official reassured the chairman of the Clinton presidential campaign that the tech giant would co-operate with the US government when it came to handing over "meta-data or any of a number of other very useful categories of data", as "strong encryption does not eliminate Apple's ability to give law enforcement" such data.

Published in Security

Opponents of the US$85.4 billion AT&T acquisition of Time Warner from both ends of the political spectrum in the US have publicly called for the deal to be quashed.

Published in Deals
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:31

Google helping Clinton get ahead in US poll

Google searches for subjects related to the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appear to show her in a favourable light when compared to searches for the same subjects in other search engines.

Published in Open Sauce

The government of Ecuador has been accused of cutting off Internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after the organisation released details of speeches given to Goldman Sachs by Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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