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Facebook’s searchable political ads archive is now global

Facebook’s searchable political ads archive is now global Facebook has announced it’s rolled out a basic layer of political ads transparency globally, more than a year after launching the publicly searchable ads archive in the US. It is also expanding what it dubs “proactive enforcement” on political ads to countries where elections […]

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Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s 3M fund, Andela’s 0M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million […]

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Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of […]

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Slack says it will comply with sanctions and block Iran-based activity, apologizes for botched first effort

Slack says it will comply with sanctions and block Iran-based activity, apologizes for botched first effort Slack has apologized after it shut down the accounts of users who have visited Iran following a poorly executed effort at complying with U.S. sanctions against the country. The company, which has eight million users of […]

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In aftermath of Petya, congressman asks NSA to stop the attack if it knows how

In aftermath of Petya, congressman asks NSA to stop the attack if it knows how  Today Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California wrote to the NSA in an appeal for the agency to do anything in its power to stop the spread of the global ransomware (or potentially just disguised as ransomware) attack […]

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A massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globe

A massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globe  A month after the WannaCry ransomware attack paralyzed connected systems worldwide, a new threat appears to be spreading quickly. As reports emerge, today’s attack paints a picture of businesses and governments around the world held hostage by a second major wave of […]

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