Google Announces New Free Services to Protect Elections from Breakthrough

Google and Google have announced that they are stepping up their efforts to protect election organizers and civic groups against free cyber attacks, as technology companies seek to stave off criticism that they are not doing enough to stop online defamation efforts.

According to India’s Timesofindia, the increasing frequency of politically motivated online attacks, including the recent hacking of Twitter accounts by the Turks and the penetration of the US Democratic Party’s e-mail, have led to increased research by governments and pro-democracy groups on ways to thwart hackers and the increasingly delusional news wave.

The two companies have advantages to protect elections for low-budget organizations. Last week, Jijsao, who develops security tools for civil groups, joined Google to defend the voter information site that was subjected to cyber attacks during the Dutch national elections.