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    Russia is waging global cyberwar and the U.S. is silent
    Jul18

    Russia is waging global cyberwar and the U.S. is silent

    By the time anyone noticed the problem, it was far too late. Hackers had compromised the network of a popular Ukraine-based maker of tax software with malware as far back as April, then waited until June 27 before pushing out a malicious update. It quickly spread across the globe, infecting multinational businesses like shipping giant Maersk and...

    Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov developing killer AI robots
    Jul13

    Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov developing killer AI robots

    Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov has announced it will launch a range of autonomous combat drones which will use artificial intelligence to identify targets and make decisions on their own. The move is likely to fuel ongoing concerns about the ethics of autonomous weapons. The company released images of one of the combat robots, showing it...

    Sen. John McCain is not a fan of Trump’s Pentagon nominees
    Jul13

    Sen. John McCain is not a fan of Trump’s Pentagon nominees

    Donald Trump recently said there are certain jobs he only trusts wealthy executives to perform, but Republican Senator John McCain would prefer they not be military positions. “I said I did not want people from the top five corporations [for Pentagon positions],” McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters Tuesday,...

    Meet the bizarre cast of characters in Trump Jr.’s Russia scandal
    Jul12

    Meet the bizarre cast of characters in Trump Jr.’s Russia scandal

    When a British tabloid writer turned publicist for a Russian pop star emailed Donald Trump Jr. in the summer of 2016 with the promise to deliver him dirt on Hillary Clinton, the real estate scion’s response was enthusiastic: “I love it.” More than a year later, his father is president of the United States and the meeting arranged by the...

    Trump backtracks on his dumb idea to work with Russia to stop hacks
    Jul10

    Trump backtracks on his dumb idea to work with Russia to stop hacks

    Many people thought President Trump’s idea to create an “impenetrable cyber security unit” in collaboration with the Kremlin was not a very good idea. Including, in the end, Donald Trump himself. Trump revealed Sunday that he discussed the possibility of such an unholy union with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their marathon...

    Trump finally meets Putin amid ongoing investigation into collusion
    Jul07

    Trump finally meets Putin amid ongoing investigation into collusion

    After months of trying to make it work long distance, U.S. President Donald Trump finally met Russian President Vladimir Putin face-to-face for the first time Friday. The highly-anticipated tête-à-tête comes amid ongoing investigations into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow to alter the outcome of last year’s election....

    Catch up on the entire Trump-Russia scandal in just 6 minutes
    Jun30

    Catch up on the entire Trump-Russia scandal in just 6 minutes

    It’s been tough to keep track of all the allegations, counter-allegations, denials, revelations, leaks, and tweets surrounding the connections between Russia, the 2016 election, and President Donald Trump’s administration. Here’s a quick guide to what we know (and what we don’t). So, did Russia interfere in the 2016...

    Paul Manafort made millions more from his Ukraine work than we knew
    Jun28

    Paul Manafort made millions more from his Ukraine work than we knew

    When reports emerged last August that the lobbying firm of then–Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort received over $12 million for work done as early as 2007 on behalf of a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party, he called the accusations “unfounded, silly, and nonsensical.” Days later, he left Trump’s bid for the presidency after just five...

    Global cyberattack demanding ransom had nothing to do with money
    Jun28

    Global cyberattack demanding ransom had nothing to do with money

    A devastating cyberattack initially targeting Ukraine’s infrastructure spread like wildfire across the globe on Tuesday, and in the space of just a couple of hours, locked down the computer systems and demanded ransoms from hundreds of organizations including shipping giant Maersk, the world’s largest advertising holding company WPP,...

    Russia likes the U.S. a lot more under Trump, new poll shows
    Jun27

    Russia likes the U.S. a lot more under Trump, new poll shows

    America’s reputation around the world has taken a hit under Trump. But in one country, favorability saw a substantial increase: Russia. Out of 37 countries where the Pew Research Center polled thousands of residents from February to May, favorability ratings increased in only six, and mostly in the single-digits. In Russia, however, the...

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