Less than a year after Mark Zuckerberg derided the idea that his social network might have any serious impact on the U.S. election, Facebook announced that it will donate money to cybersecurity education efforts as well as a new project to ensure election security.
Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, announced the new funding on Wednesday at Black Hat USA, the largest conference dedicated to cybersecurity.
Facebook will put $1 million toward funding “to encourage original defensive research,” Stamos said in a blog post accompanying his talk. The company will make additional donations for “scholarships and programs that help expand the diversity of the security workforce.” Read more…
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