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Facebook allows pro-Bloomberg posts from paid staffers, may change that now

Facebook is reportedly considering making it just a wee bit clearer that pro-Bloomberg political campaign posts come from paid staffers on Michael Bloomberg's political campaign. Yes, 2020 is bonkers.

Facebook is considering ways to show when a paid campaign staffer shares a political post on the site, reports Julia Boorstin at ...

Researchers say Voatz voting app has big security flaws, 4 states using it for 2020 elections anyway

Researchers at MIT say the voting app Voatz, which is being used by at least 4 states in the 2020 elections, has major security flaws that could allow an attacker to intercept and alter votes, while making voters think their votes have been cast correctly, or trick the votes server into accepting connections from an ...

Siri will now answer your election questions

Apple’s built-in voice assistant won’t help you figure out who to vote for, but it will be able to update you on different races around the U.S. during election season as well as deliver live results as votes are counted. The new feature, announced today, is part of Apple News’ 2020 election coverage, which also ...

New York state sues Trump admin for Global Entry ban against NYers

NY lawsuit vs. Trump to challenge federal ban on New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that allow travelers to skip ahead at airport security lines

BREAKING NEWS: Don't **** with New York.

New York is suing the Trump Administration because Trump just blocked state residents from enrolling in the Global Entry.

Trump's Department of Homeland Security ...

Social media influencer who falsely claimed to have coronavirus during flight is arrested after plane made emergency landing

Potok Philippe, a 28-year-old self-styled social media influencer, was charged with mischief after he told fellow plane passengers, "Can I get everybody’s attention please. I just came back from Hunan province, the capital of the coronavirus. I’m not feeling too well. Thank you." The plane made an emergency landing and Philippe was arrested.

From Metro UK:

He ...

Disinformation 2020: FBI warns of ongoing Russian ‘information warfare’

“They identify an issue that they know that the American people feel passionately about on both sides and then they take both sides and spin them up so they pit us against each other. And then they combine that with an effort to weaken our confidence in our elections and our democratic institutions which has ...

New Bolton book bombshell: Earlier allegation of Trump in Ukraine pressure campaign

Trump asked national security adviser last spring in front of other senior advisers to arrange meeting between Rudolph Giuliani and Ukraine’s new leader Zelensky

Well, who bet that more John Bolton book bombshells would explode on Friday? You win.

“Trump asked Bolton to call Zelensky to ensure he would meet with Giuliani. Cipollone and Mulvaney were ...