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    Russian digital hit list reveals vast hacking operation
    Nov02

    Russian digital hit list reveals vast hacking operation

    People walk through Red Square in Moscow on March 7, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defence contractors and thousands of...

    Poll finds strong support for Russia investigation
    Nov02

    Poll finds strong support for Russia investigation

    By Emily Guskin, Matt Zapotosky | Washington Post WASHINGTON – More than twice as many Americans approve as disapprove of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds, indicating that the conservative...

    Shine On: The Balfour Declaration at 100
    Nov02

    Shine On: The Balfour Declaration at 100

    Just as I felt obligated to comment back in May 2016 on “The Bullshistory of ‘Sykes-Picot’” on the occasion of its centenary, this past June I felt obligated to comment on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War. In the course of doing so I reflected on the psychological power of anniversaries and the potential dangers they posed to...

    Weaken From Within
    Nov02

    Weaken From Within

    Let us review, if only in brief, some of the facts as they are presently understood. Two years ago, a shadowy company based in Russia called the Internet Research Agency began buying Facebook ads in bulk. An estimated 11.4 million people across the United States saw these ads, both before and after the U.S. presidential election. Many millions...

    Russian Defense Minister Meets U.S. Ambassador In Moscow
    Nov02

    Russian Defense Minister Meets U.S. Ambassador In Moscow

    The Russian Defense Ministry says Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman discussed bilateral relations and international security issues during a meeting on November 2. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Wants To Question Manafort, But Says Requests To U.S. Have Been Unanswered
    Nov02

    Ukraine Wants To Question Manafort, But Says Requests To U.S. Have Been Unanswered

    Ukrainian prosecutors intend to ask the U.S. Justice Department for permission to interview President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, following his indictment earlier this week, an official said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Hackers Hit List Exposes Targets Worldwide Beyond Clinton Campaign
    Nov02

    Russia Hackers Hit List Exposes Targets Worldwide Beyond Clinton Campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained...

    It wasn’t just Hillary: Russian hackers have been targeting lots of high-profile people
    Nov02

    It wasn’t just Hillary: Russian hackers have been targeting lots of high-profile people

    (Credit: tommaso79 via iStock/Salon) A new report reveals that a digital hit list attributed to Russian hackers contained extensive targets far beyond the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. The digital hit list revealed that a hacking group known as Fancy Bear — which experts have long believed was connected to the Russian government — tried...

    Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election
    Nov02

    Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by...

    Digital hit list exposes Russian hacking beyond U.S. elections
    Nov02

    Digital hit list exposes Russian hacking beyond U.S. elections

    The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defence contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The Associated...