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Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Iran government



Nearly 4,800 accounts taken down by microblogging platformStep aims to prevent election interference and misinformationTwitter has removed nearly 4,800 accounts with ties to the Iranian government in a continuing effort to prevent election interference…

Canadian minister dismisses suggestion to block Huawei CFO’s extradition



Chrystia Freeland said move would set a dangerous precedent while Meng Wanzhou will challenge extradition requestCanada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, has dismissed a suggestion that Ottawa block the extradition of a top executive from China’s …

Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data



Hacker accessed passwords and list of purported clients, including Australian government agencies – but company says these were only demonstration accountsThe American cybersecurity giant Symantec has downplayed a data breach that allowed a hacker to a…

Policeman arrested after student uses Snapchat’s ‘gender swap’ filter to pose as underage girl



Officer Robert Davies is on paid leave after being charged with communicating with a minor to commit a felonyA California student used a “gender swap” filter on Snapchat to pose as an underage girl in a vigilante effort that led to a police officer’s a…

Facebook emails seem to show Zuckerberg knew of privacy issues, report claims



Firm has uncovered emails that appear to show chief executive’s connection to potentially problematic practices, WSJ reportsFacebook has uncovered emails that appear to show Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially damaging privacy practices at the …