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    The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal
    Mar20

    The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal

    Internet paranoiacs drawn to Bitcoin have long indulged fantasies of American spies subverting the booming, controversial digital currency. Increasingly popular among get-rich-quick speculators, Bitcoin started out as a high-minded project to make financial transactions public and mathematically verifiable — while also offering discretion....

    The Latest: Trump calls Putin on re-election victory
    Mar20

    The Latest: Trump calls Putin on re-election victory

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s re-election (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The Kremlin says U.S. President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on re-election. The Kremlin said in a statement that the two presidents also spoke Tuesday about the need to coordinate efforts...

    ‘Astonishing’ Facebook Intervention Could Have Compromised Cambridge Analytica Evidence, Says U.K.
    Mar20

    ‘Astonishing’ Facebook Intervention Could Have Compromised Cambridge Analytica Evidence, Says U.K.

    Facebook has been plunged into crisis over the allegations that Cambridge Analytica misused data from more than 50 million people to help elect Donald Trump. Nearly $40 billion was wiped off Facebook’s market value Monday, an emergency at The Daily Beast. …read more Source: The Daily...

    The U.K. government is going after Cambridge Analytica’s data
    Mar20

    The U.K. government is going after Cambridge Analytica’s data

    The U.K.’s data chief is seeking an urgent warrant to access the computers and servers of Cambridge Analytica, according to reports Tuesday. The news came hours after Elizabeth Denham, the U.K.’s Information Commissioner, ordered Facebook to stand down its own probe into the company over fears data may be deleted. Denham is seeking a...

    The Daily Vertical: Meet The New Tsar, Same As The Old Tsar
    Mar20

    The Daily Vertical: Meet The New Tsar, Same As The Old Tsar

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Insider: Putin Doesn’t See Possibility of Diplomatic Reset
    Mar20

    Insider: Putin Doesn’t See Possibility of Diplomatic Reset

    Two days before President George W. Bush gave the go-ahead for the U.S.-led invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq — a ‘shock and awe’ assault that would topple the Iraqi autocrat — U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice called the Kremlin. Russian government officials raised objections, offering eleventh-hour arguments against the...

    Undercover video reveals shocking political plots from Trump campaign data firm
    Mar20

    Undercover video reveals shocking political plots from Trump campaign data firm

    A report from Channel 4 News includes undercover video showing officers of Cambridge Analytica, a data firm used by the Trump campaign, talking about dirty political tricks they orchestrate on behalf of their clients. Here’s what the undercover video showed Channel Four investigators sent what appeared to be a political agent from Sri Lanka...

    Vitaliy Shabunin faces jail in Ukraine corruption fight
    Mar20

    Vitaliy Shabunin faces jail in Ukraine corruption fight

    KIEV, UKRAINE — At 33 years old, civil rights activist Vitaliy Shabunin has taken a post at the vanguard of the war against corruption in his native Ukraine. At 34, he might be in prison. Mr. Shabunin, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, a … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Rebekah Mercer Standing By Cambridge Analytica After Blackmail Scandal
    Mar20

    Rebekah Mercer Standing By Cambridge Analytica After Blackmail Scandal

    Patrick McMullanBillionaire heiress Rebekah Mercer is standing by embattled data firm Cambridge Analytica––at least for now. A person close to Mercer, who sits on the firm’s board, told The Daily Beast she has no immediate plans to leave her post there, despite a bombshell report alleging the company at The Daily Beast. …read more...

    Merkel Hopes Poland Can Satisfy EU Concerns Over Judicial Reform
    Mar20

    Merkel Hopes Poland Can Satisfy EU Concerns Over Judicial Reform

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hoped authorities in Warsaw would satisfy Europe’s concerns over the rule of law in Poland, as the two countries also faced gaps to bridge over migration and a new gas pipeline. Merkel traveled to Warsaw on her second foreign trip since being sworn in for a fourth term to highlight...