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Tags: google | hackers | senate | committee | midterm elections | russia

Google Touts Efforts to Fend off Hackers Ahead of Committee Hearing

Google Touts Efforts to Fend off Hackers Ahead of Committee Hearing

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By    |   Tuesday, 04 September 2018 05:48 PM

Google executive Kent Walker on Tuesday submitted testimony on the company’s efforts to fight foreign influence operations ahead of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the issue.

In a statement, Google’s senior vice president and chief legal officer touted the company’s actions aimed at reducing the threat of foreign influence operations beyond the Russian election meddling campaign — and said it remained committed to working with Congress and the private sector “to address abuses that undercut the integrity of elections.”

Wednesday’s hearing is the committee’s second to feature social media executives, but Walker, who testified last year, won’t take part in this round. The commission instead invited Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

According to The Hill, Page isn’t expected to be present alongside Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday.

The latest hearing comes in the wake of Facebook’s identification last month of global influence operations that originated in Russia and Iran.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to release a report on its findings sometime this fall, The Hill reported.

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Google executive Kent Walker on Tuesday submitted testimony on the company's efforts to fight foreign influence operations ahead of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the issue.
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