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Displaying items by tag: US presidential election

The US Government's reaction to Twitter's blocking of dissemination of a story about Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, appears to have forced the social media platform to change its rules around its so-called Hacked Materials Policy.

Published in Technology Regulation

Global security firm Sophos has questioned the connection drawn between ransomware attacks facilitated by the Trickbot botnet and threats to election security, with a senior researcher saying gangs did not generally target local governments specifically for political effect.

Published in Security

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 may be able to escape a future in jail given that a decision on whether to send him to the US or not will be taken only in 2021.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 10 September 2020 11:21

Trump's election hopes are pinned on China-bashing

Tomorrow, or any time before 3 November, if the lowliest member of the Chinese military makes a misstep and gives him an excuse to go to war, US President Donald Trump is unlikely to hesitate, seeing as he has made the demonisation of Beijing his main strategy to win another four years in the White House.

Published in Open Sauce

The chances that Australia will be able to impose its will on digital giants Google and Facebook, as far as getting them to pay for using news from local outlets goes, appear rather slim, with indications that the US Government may pressure the Coalition to back off.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:07

Office Depot joins Best Buy in Kaspersky ban

American office supply retailer Office Depot has become the second big outlet to remove Kaspersky Lab software from its shelves, with a ban coming in the middle of September.

Published in Security

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
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
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 08:08

And the winner of the next election is...Big Data

Nate Silver, the statistician behind the New York Times' fivethirtyeight blog correctly predicted the outcome of the US presidential election in all 50 states, convincingly demonstrating the power of big data: but what if that power were applied pro-actively rather than merely predictively?

Published in Cornered!

Mitt Romney's attempt to reach America's mothers by having ads appear when people undertake specific Google searches went embarrassingly off the rails with the ads popping up alongside a range of 'adult' search results.

Published in Cloud

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