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Indian Banks Suspending Accounts of Multiple Bitcoin Exchanges

“A number of top lenders in India have moved to suspend the accounts on several major domestic Bitcoin exchanges” reports financemagnates.com. In India, leading lenders such as State Bank of India, Axis BankBSE, HDFC BankBSE, ICICI Bank, and Yes Bank have collectively suspended select accounts across multiple Bitcoin exchanges.Global regulators continue to take a heavy hand in the policing of Bitcoin exchanges, with India being the latest country to see account suspensions.The move follows last year’s shutdown of Bitcoin exchanges in China. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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Twitter informs Cornyn he interacted with Russia-linked content during 2016 election

“In total, the company has found 3,814 Internet Research Agency-linked accounts, which posted 175,993 tweets during the 2016 presidential campaign” reports thehill.com. The social media company also announced that it would contact 677,775 users to inform them that they liked, retweeted or followed Russian-linked accounts following a request from Sen. Twitter said, however, that it would not inform users of the exact content they saw and interacted with because it has “already suspended these accounts” and “the relevant content on Twitter is no longer publicly available.”.  Source: thehill.com Share This:

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Twitter Emailing Users Who Retweeted, Liked Or Followed Russian-Linked Accounts

“On Friday night, Twitter began emailing U.S. users notifying them that they have followed, liked or retweeted tweets from Russian government-linked accounts” reports ibtimes.com. Back in November 2017, Twitter revealed it had discovered Twitter has 2,752 accounts tied to the Russian troll farm.The social media platform said 677,775 U.S. users followed, retweeted or liked a tweet from accounts associated with the IRA during the election period.The platform said it found an additional 13,512 additional accounts.Twitter notified users about their activity on Friday in an email. “Consistent with our commitment to…

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Twitter finds over 1,000 new Russian-linked accounts

“In total, the company has found 3,814 Internet Research Agency-linked accounts, which posted 175,993 tweets during the 2016 presidential campaign” reports thehill.com. Twitter said it has been working to curb the ability of foreign actors to manipulate its platform following revelations of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election.Twitter said it also found 13,512 new Kremlin-linked bot accounts, bringing the total number of bots it has found in connection to Russia’s election influence efforts to 50,258.Twitter said Friday that it has suspended 1,062 new accounts it has found to be linked to the…

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Twitter says over 600k people interacted with Russian propaganda accounts

“Twitter says it sent email notifications to the accounts which followed, retweeted, or liked the IRA-linked accounts” writes Rachel Kaser for thenextweb.com. Twitter today released more details of its internal investigation into Russian election interference, which confirmed that hundreds of thousands of users followed or interacted with accounts that tweeted propaganda.It’s likely we’ll here about more IRA accounts, as Twitter has committed to giving regular updates about its findings.Here are a few of the posts Twitter shows from an IRA-linked account: Twitter’s investigation isn’t over, either. Source: thenextweb.com Share This:

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Here are some of the questionable tweets that Twitter says were linked to the Russian government during the 2016 US election

“Here are some examples of the Russian government-linked tweets that Twitter users shared during the election:” writes David Choi for businessinsider.com. Twitter said it emailed notifications to 677,775 users who interacted with tweets originating from IRA during the election period.”Twitter is committed to providing a platform that fosters healthy civic discourse and democratic debate,” the company’s blog post said.The social-media platform also said that it identified automated Russia-based accounts during the course of its investigation. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Russia-linked Twitter accounts are working overtime to help Devin Nunes and WikiLeaks

“There, he viewed classified information that he said showed FISA abuse by Obama administration officials” writes Natasha Bertrand for businessinsider.com. The most-shared domain among the accounts has been WikiLeaks, and the most-shared URL has been a link to WikiLeaks’ “submit” page. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Twitter: Hundreds of thousands of Americans interacted with Russian bot accounts during election

“TWTR, -1.58% provided updated information on the use of its platform by a Russian government-linked group to spread misinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential election” writes Jeremy C for marketwatch.com. In addition, Twitter said it had identified more than 50,000 automated accounts used to spread the information.Twitter said that it would email more than 677,000 U.S. users of its social-media platform to inform them that they had interacted with accounts now linked to the Internet Research Agency.Twitter said it had identified 3,814 accounts–1,062 more than previously reported–linked to the IRA…

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WhatsApp inches closer to revenue plan with accounts for businesses

“WhatsApp said its business accounts would be available beginning on Thursday through a WhatsApp Business application in the Google Play store in Britain, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico and the United States” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Options for future revenue are narrow because WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have ruled out advertising on WhatsApp, a factor that adds to the service’s popularity.SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Messaging application WhatsApp said on Thursday that it would begin allowing business accounts for the first time, a step that brings the…

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