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Why Facebook removed Kaspersky from list of anti-virus offerings to users

Kaspersky Lab has repeatedly denied concerns among U.S. security officials that the software could enable Russian espionage

Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

Facebook last year removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from its list of anti-virus offerings to users who go to the social media site from a computer that may be infected with malicious code, the company told Congress on Thursday. Facebook said it no longer provided Kasperky Lab as an antivirus option but that it was "unable to easily reconstruct how many Facebook users downloaded Kaspersky software." Kaspersky Lab has repeatedly denied concerns among U.S. security officials that the software could enable Russian espionage. It has also denied ties to any government and ...

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First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 08:15 IST
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