Russian Interference Began Earlier and Lasted Longer Than Previously Imagined

New reports shed light on Russian’s attempts to manipulate the American public even after the 2016 election. Earlier this week, the Washing Post revealed how after Trump’s election, Russia’s intelligence team utilized various social media platforms to undermine special counsel Robert Muller’s credibility as the latter continued his investigation on Russian interference. Two reports preparedRead More

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U.S. Forms International Coalition to Indict Chinese Commercial Hackers

On Thursday, America was joined by four close allies—Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand—in its condemnation of China’s spying activates over the last twelve years. According to their statement, China has been launching cyber-attack campaigns to obtain classified information regarding trade and technologies from companies based in twelve countries. Such activities constituted a violation ofRead More

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China Grows Angry Towards the U.S. Over the Arrest of Huawei CFO

The arrest of a high-profile business executive has put a strain on the already deteriorating China-U.S. relations. Wanzhou Meng, 46, is not only the chief financial officer of Huawei—one of the biggest tech companies in China—but also the daughter of its founder. On December 1st, Meng was arrested during a trip from Hong Kong toRead More

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Residents Upset about Amazon HQ2 in Virginia and New York

Amazon announced on Tuesday that the company had chosen New York’s Long Island City and Northern Virginia’s Crystal City as the locations for its secondary headquarters. “We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” Founder and CEO Jeffrey Bezos issued a statement. “These two locations will allow us toRead More

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Chinese Spy Arrested for Stealing Aviation Secrets

As it turns out, when a Chinese bureaucrat invites you on a free trip to Beijing, he might be after something other than your companionship. The Justice Department on Wednesday publicized the arrest of a senior officer from China’s Ministry of State Security on espionage charges. Based on court papers, the alleged spy Yanjun XuRead More

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Microsoft Working with U.S. Government to Prevent Hacking During Midterms

Concerns regarding Russian intervention in the U.S.’ upcoming November midterm elections have intensified, as a Microsoft executive has stated that his company is currently working with the government to ensure that candidates will not be hacked. This statement is a direct contradiction to Donald Trump’s claim that he “laid down the law” when addressing theRead More

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Voting Machine Agency ES&S Admits That It Installed Remote-Access Software

Amidst the controversy surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections, the nation’s premier voting machine manufacturer has revealed to the federal government that it installed remote-access software in several of its machines. ES&S, the manufacturer in question, confessed in a letter to a federal lawmaker that remote-access software was reportedly installed in its election-management systems, which wereRead More

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Cambridge Analytica Reportedly Accessed Russian Data

According to British Parliament member Damian Collins, a large amount of data which was gathered by Cambridge Analytica included information accessed from Russia and other countries. Collins told CNN that his investigation regarding online misinformation has found Russian IP addresses on the devices which were responsible for the data gathering. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO),Read More

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EU Parliament Votes Against Controversial Copyright Laws

The EU recently voted against a copyright law which would increase websites’ control over copyright infringement and would apply a fee to news sites for linking content. A debate regarding the law has raged for weeks between content creators and distributors. Some have stated that artists have been exploited by websites, and others have saidRead More

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AT&T buys advertising company that focuses on personalized ads

After the controversial move of buying TimeWarner and it’s several subsidiary companies,  AT&T has decided to buy AppNexus, an advertising company that focuses on personalized ads, based on users’ browsing histories. The now multimedia company has stated: “AT&T is investing to accelerate the growth of its advertising platform and strengthen its leadership in advanced TVRead More

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