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Facebook launches political campaign security pilot

Media | 09/18/2018 3:52 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. will introduce a pilot project aimed at securing election campaigns for the United States midterm elections this fall. The company said in a blog post that past elections have shown that candidates, politicians and their staff can be the targets of “hackers and foreign adversaries.” It’s a threat also highlighted by the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) last year, which said that political parties and politicians are more vulnerable than the Canadian election process itself when it comes to cyber threats. Facebook said in the Monday post that “due to the...

Facebook meets with BlackBerry: WSJ

telecom | 10/29/2013 8:59 pm EDT

BlackBerry Ltd. executives met with Facebook Inc. in California last week “to gauge its interest in a potential bid” for the company, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. In a report citing anonymous people familiar with the situation, WSJ said it is unclear whether Facebook is interested in bidding for BlackBerry. BlackBerry said in September it is seeking a sale and plan to go private through a tentative $4.7-billion US offer from Toronto investment firm FairFax Financial Holdings Ltd. News reports have said other potential bidders for the company include New York-based...

Facebook opens Montreal office

Media | 07/10/2013 9:37 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. opened a two-person office in Montreal, The Canadian Press reported Wednesday. The employees will “serve businesses looking to expand their presence on the social network,” CP said. The move...