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14 Jul 2018

A Swing-State Election Vendor Repeatedly Denied Being Hacked by Russians. The New Mueller Indictment Says Otherwise.

Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Russian military hackers tried to trick employees of VR Systems, a Florida-based e-voting vendor, into downloading computer-hijacking malware, according to a top-secret NSA report published by The Intercept last year. As recently as last month, the company denied any breach occurred. But, in fact, the hacking attempt worked, judging from an  indictment of 12 Russian military officers prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and handed down by a grand jury today.
Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Russian military hackers tried to trick employees of VR Systems, a...

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14 Dec 2017

Trump-Connected Firm Helped Sow Chaos in Kenyan Election, Report Says

Like jeans and pickup trucks before, social media misinformation has become the latest and greatest American export. A new report by Privacy International says  that Harris Media, a Texas-based political communications firm that helped boost the Trump campaign, Benghazi paranoia, and German far-right politicians, found its most recent client in Kenya, where an October presidential election flared into deadly violence.
Like jeans and pickup trucks before, social media misinformation has become the latest and greatest American...

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20 Jun 2017

Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter

A California-based security researcher says  Republican-linked election databases were inadvertently exposed to the  entire internet, sans password, potentially violating the privacy of almost every single registered voter in the United States.
A California-based security researcher says  Republican-linked election databases were inadvertently exposed to the...

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8 Apr 2017

Sen. Ron Wyden: Government Must Explain Why It Tried to Expose Twitter User

Only a day after Twitter revealed that it had received a summons from the Department of Homeland Security demanding identifying information about an anonymous anti-Trump user account (and only hours after the government abandoned its attempt), Senator Ron Wyden is telling the agency it needs to explain itself.
Only a day after Twitter revealed that it had received a summons from the Department of Homeland Security...

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15 Dec 2016

Here’s the Public Evidence Russia Hacked the DNC – It’s Not Enough

It's impossible to present the evidence that Russia hacked the DNC without using words like "possibly," "appears," "connects," and "indicates." We should also bear in mind that private security firm CrowdStrike’s frequently cited findings of Russian responsibility were essentially paid for by the DNC, who contracted their services in June. It’s highly unusual for evidence of a crime to be assembled on the victim’s dime. If we’re going to blame the Russian government for disrupting our presidential election - easily construed as an act of war — we need to be damn sure of every single shred of evidence. Guesswork and assumption could be disastrous.
It's impossible to present the evidence that Russia hacked the DNC without using words like "possibly," "appears,"...

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