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Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons – TechCrunch

The Trump administration’s new cyber strategy out this week isn’t much more than a stringing together of previously considered ideas. In the 40-page document, the government set out its plans to improve cybersecurity, incentivizing change, and reforming computer hacking laws. Election security about a quarter of...

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Alibaba goes big on Russia with joint venture focused on gaming, shopping and more – TechCrunch

Alibaba is doubling down on Russia after the Chinese e-commerce giant launched a joint venture with one of the country’s leading internet companies. Russia is said to have over 70 million internet users, around half of its population, with countless more attracted from Russian-speaking neighboring...

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Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils its answer to Tesla – TechCrunch

The Russian weapons manufacturer Kalahsnikov, best known for making the AK-47 machine gun, has unveiled a fleet of electric and hybrid cars, buggies and motorcycles this week — including an electric vehicle that the company says will rival Tesla. While it’s a noble goal to take...

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Russian hackers slipped up in attempt to hack senator – TechCrunch

Hackers that targeted a Democratic senator up for reelection this year may have left behind clues in their attack that further suggest Russian involvement. The office of Claire McCaskill, a Missouri senator, was targeted in an apparent targeted phishing attack from a fake Microsoft domain that...

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Facebook and Twitter remove hundreds of accounts linked to Iranian and Russian political meddling – TechCrunch

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts and pages for what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” generally networks of ostensibly independent outlets that were in fact controlled centrally by Russia and Iran. Some of these accounts were identified as much as a year ago. In a...

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Russian hackers target Republican think tanks critical of Moscow, Microsoft says

Microsoft announced that they have seized 6 domains connected to Russian hackers, some of which targeted conservative think tanks.Image: Getty Images/Cultura RFBy Matt Binder2018-08-21 15:20:28 UTC Russia’s intelligence agency is ramping up its hacking attempts on U.S. political targets as the Midterm elections get nearer....

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U.S. targets 2020 for the creation of a Space Force – TechCrunch

In a speech before the Department of Defense at the Pentagon today, Vice President Mike Pence outlined the broad contours of the new Space Force that the Trump Administration wants to create as the sixth branch of the U.S. military. Emphasizing the need to both further...

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Russia names action star Steven Seagal as its special representative to the U.S.

Yes, that Steven Seagal. Meet Russia's new special representative to the U.S.Image: Paul Archuleta/Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2018-08-06 04:09:54 UTC In an unconventional pick, action star Steven Seagal has been named as Russia's special representative to the U.S. The once-prolific actor has been recruited to deepen ties...

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DHS launches a new cyber hub to coordinate against threats to US infrastructure – TechCrunch

Among the many things the current administration has been criticized for is its lack of a unified strategy to combat cyber threats, especially in light of ongoing election interference and psy ops perpetrated by Russia. The Department of Homeland Security is advancing the ball with...

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