Google and sister company to offer cyber security to election groups

March 21, 2017 By Eric Auchard and Toby Sterling FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is not doing enough to stop online efforts to distort elections. The growing frequency of politically-motivated online attacks — from the recent hacking of Twitter accounts by Turkish nationalists to the U.S. Democratic Party’s email breach — has left governments and pro-democracy groups scrambling for…

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