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    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it’s ‘evil’ to suggest he covered up links to Russia
    Nov06

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says it’s ‘evil’ to suggest he covered up links to Russia

    Over the weekend, information tied Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to a shipping company connected with Russian oligarchs working closely with Vladimir Putin. The shipper, Navigator Holdings, earns millions of dollars a year transporting gas for one of its top clients, a giant Russian energy company called Sibur, whose owners include the oligarch...

    How Twitter Secretly Benefits From Bots And Fake Accounts
    Nov06

    How Twitter Secretly Benefits From Bots And Fake Accounts

    Twitter may have a fake accounts scandal on its hands. And it’s remarkably similar to the scandal that rocked Wells Fargo last year. Leslie Miley, a former engineering manager at Twitter, described to Bloomberg on Friday how he uncovered a trove of spam accounts with IP addresses from Russia and Ukraine in 2015. He recommended deletion, but...

    What to Know About the ‘Paradise Papers’ Leak
    Nov06

    What to Know About the ‘Paradise Papers’ Leak

    A leak of more than 13 million documents pertaining to wealth stored in offshore tax havens has revealed information on tens of thousands of the world’s wealthiest companies and people, including high-profile figures from U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to the Queen of England. The documents — tagged as “Paradise Papers” — were...

    The world needs a digital Geneva Convention to fight cyber attacks
    Nov06

    The world needs a digital Geneva Convention to fight cyber attacks

    Screenshot of live cyber attack tracking throughout the world. (FireEye) Imagine a medieval knight charging across the battlefield on his warhorse, visor down, lance lowered. He was the M1 tank of his time, and just as costly. In order to afford the horses (there had to be several spares), the squires, food to feed them all, his weapons and of...

    Ukraine Says Russia-Backed Separatists Violate Cease-Fire With Heavy Artillery
    Nov06

    Ukraine Says Russia-Backed Separatists Violate Cease-Fire With Heavy Artillery

    Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on November 6 that Russia-backed separatists have used heavy artillery in persistent cease-fire violations in the Donetsk region over the previous 24 hours. It said that two soldiers were wounded. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Objecting to Moving Bones of Nachman of Breslov to Israel
    Nov06

    Ukraine Objecting to Moving Bones of Nachman of Breslov to Israel

    The secret appeal was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), on behalf of Breslov Hasidism in Israel. …read more Source: The Jewish...

    The attack on “fake news” is really an attack on alternative media
    Nov06

    The attack on “fake news” is really an attack on alternative media

    (Credit: Shutterstock/Salon) These are tough days to be a serious journalist. Report a story now, with your facts all lined up nicely, and you’re still likely to have it labeled “fake news” by anyone whose ox you’ve gored — and even by friends who don’t share your political perspective. For good measure, they’ll say...

    U.S. Official Set To Visit Kyiv, ‘Reaffirm’ U.S. Commitment To Ukraine, Press For Reform
    Nov06

    U.S. Official Set To Visit Kyiv, ‘Reaffirm’ U.S. Commitment To Ukraine, Press For Reform

    A top U.S. diplomat will visit Ukraine at the end of a 10-day trip to Europe that starts this week, the State Department says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    They Dared: The Legacy of the October Revolution
    Nov06

    They Dared: The Legacy of the October Revolution

    Soviet poster dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the October Revolution and IV Congress of the Communist International A hundred years later, the question of the historical legacy of the October Revolution is not an easy one for socialists, given that Stalinism took root within less than a decade after that revolution and the restoration of...

    Newly reported contacts between Russia and Team Trump: An updated list
    Nov06

    Newly reported contacts between Russia and Team Trump: An updated list

    WASHINGTON — One after another, details keep emerging of previously undisclosed contacts between Russians and current and former aides to President Donald Trump. The latest arrived in a massive weekend leak of financial papers. There have been a flurry of others over the past week, just as the criminal probe investigating possible collusion...