Spy app for parents leaked messages from targets’ phones, report says – CNET

MSpy bills itself as a way to monitor the phones of children.

Twitter boosts requirements for ads ahead of US midterm elections – CNET

It applies to ads about elections, or a laundry list of national political issues.

Yahoo Mail scans your inbox for receipts, but its competitors don’t – CNET

It uses the information to put users in interest groups, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Wickr may have a workaround for Russia’s crackdown on encrypted chat – CNET

A partnership with censorship-evading experts at Psiphon aims to keep the service going everywhere.

Facebook deletes over 650 accounts linked to influence efforts from Iran, Russia – CNET

The company takes down fake accounts associated with two separate efforts, though the Kremlin denies involvement.

How Microsoft spotted another Russian hacking attempt – CNET

Also: How it all fits in with a larger campaign to influence elections.

Google sued over tracking user location amid privacy concerns – CNET

A Google user says the company misled him and other users.

Why you need a better handle on the WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram apps – CNET

You might not really understand how encrypted messaging works, and you're not alone.