Russia plans to test a kill switch that disconnects the country from the internet

As a cyber-defensive measure, the Russian government will reportedly play-act a trial run of a measure that would effectively cut off the country from the rest of the world’s web. Last year, Russia innovated its Digital Economy National Program, a…

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Sarah Sanders FIRES BACK at the NYT over article on CI investigation of President Trump

Well, there starts the weekend news hertz: EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s wars so alarmed FBI after Comey fuelling that it began investigating if he was working for Russia @adamgoldmanNYT @npfandos https :// t.co/ uP52f8m2qf — Michael S. Schmidt (@ nytmike) January 12,…

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Diabolical! Is this who’s really ‘behind the campaign to tear apart the Womens March’?

You know, maybe we’ve been too hard on the Women’s March leadership. We never rightfully understood what they were up against, until this woman shined a spotlight on what’s genuinely been going on: I just wrote Why I Stand United…

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Trump has two secure iPhones, but the Chinese are still listening

President Trump has three iPhones — two of them are “secure” and his third is a regular personal design. But whenever the commander-in-chief takes a entitle, his adversaries are said to be listening. That’s according to a brand-new report by…

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Fake news threat to democracy report gets back-burner response from UK govt

The UK government has repudiated a parliamentary committee’s call for a excise on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendation of a impose on social media programmes was made by…

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Vladimir Putin sympathises with Nurmagomedov over McGregor brawl

Vladimir Putin has congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov on his victory at UFC 229, and sympathised with the fighter over his actions at the end of the bout Vladimir Putin has congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov on his victory over Conor McGregor at UFC…

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Twitter widens its view of bad actors to fight election fiddlers

Twitter has announced more changes to its rules to try to make it harder for people to use its platform to spread politically charged disinformation and thereby erode democratic processes. In an update on its “elections integrity work” yesterday, the company…

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Donald Trump hits back after attorney general’s public rebuke

US president tweets that Jeff Sessions should look into all of the decay by political foes Donald Trump hit back at the US us attorney general on Friday, pressing him to focus his attention on Trump’s long schedule of foes…

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Tech Giants Are Becoming Defenders of Democracy. Now What?

On Tuesday, a trifecta of tech corporations announced that they had thwarted what appear to be significant cyberattacks from Russia and Iran. First, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith declared that the company had caught another round of phishing attempts on political…

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Facebook and Twitter remove hundreds of accounts linked to Iranian and Russian political meddling

Facebook has removed hundreds of notes and pages for what it announces” arranged inauthentic behaviour ,” generally networks of ostensibly independent shops that were in fact ensure centrally by Russia and Iran. Some of these accountings were identified as much…

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