Apple attended a meeting with US intelligence officials in May to discuss mid-term electoral interference

The New York Times reports that Apple was part of a handful of tech companies who attended a meeting with US intelligence officials last mth. The meeting was held at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, and focused the upcoming mid-term electis …

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According to the report, the meeting was held took place May 23rd. Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Oath, Snap and Twitter. Christopher Krebs, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as a representative of the FBI's new Working Group Foreign Influence attended the work of the United States.

The meeting was launched by Facebook with the aim of ensuring that the mid-term electis of this autumn are happening without the level of interference from Russia as we have seen during the 2016 electis. The meeting served as "the first significant discussi between a group of technology companies and intelligence agents before the 2018 mid-term electis."

However, participants said the meeting was "tense". officials for information, "but have not been able to learn anything." Specifically, tech companies wanted to know if the FBI or Department of Homeland Security could provide details the threats that they should anticipate:

Technology companies shared details about the misinformation campaigns they saw their platforms, but neither the FBI nor the …

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