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June 23, 2017
Social media 'bots' from Russia distorting global politics: study
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
A wave of "computational propaganda," largely driven by Russia, is impacting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate public opinion, researchers said Tuesday. The Oxford University team presented research in Washington on the use of automated programs or "bots" on social media aimed at influencing politics in nine countries, including the United States. "Computational propaganda is one of the most powerful new tools against democracy," said the research paper ... read more

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Data firm working for Trump exposed 198 mn voter files: researchers
A data analytics firm that worked on the Republican campaign of Donald Trump exposed personal information belonging to some 198 million Americans, or nearly every eligible registered voter, security researchers said Monday. ... more
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Researchers discover shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption network
In a new study, researchers demonstrate ground-based measurements of quantum states sent by a laser aboard a satellite 38,000 kilometers above Earth. This is the first time that quantum states have ... more
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Big scientific breakthrough at sub-atomic level holds promise for secure comms
Chinese scientists have pulled off a major feat with one of the sub-atomic world's weirdest phenomena: photons that behave like twins and experience the same things simultaneously, even over great distances. ... more
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Thales opens CyberLab facility in Belgium for training against attacks
Thales has launched a new cyber-security center in Belgium that will allow the replicating of network and information systems to prepare for cyber attacks. ... more
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Saab starts cyber-security company
A cyber-security company for secure communications applications has been started by Saab. ... more
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SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
Modern cell phones are vulnerable to attacks from rogue cellular transmitters called IMSI-catchers - surveillance devices that can precisely locate mobile phones, eavesdrop on conversations or send ... more
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'Tallinn Manual 2.0' -- the rulebook for cyberwar
With ransomware like "WannaCry" sowing chaos worldwide and global powers accusing rivals of using cyberattacks to interfere in domestic politics, the latest edition of the world's only book laying down the law in cyberspace could not be more timely. ... more
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Random numbers: Hard times ahead for hackers
Whenever we need to communicate in secret, a cryptographic key is needed. For this key to work, it must consist of numbers chosen at random without any structure - just the opposite of using the bir ... more

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China to launch cybersecurity law despite concerns
China will implement a controversial cybersecurity law Thursday despite concerns from foreign firms worried about its impact on their ability to do business in the world's second largest economy. ... more
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Russia's disinformation efforts hit 39 countries: researchers
Russia's campaign of cyberespionage and disinformation has targeted hundreds of individuals and organizations from at least 39 countries along with the United Nations and NATO, researchers said Thursday. ... more
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Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack
Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? ... more
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Ex-Trump aide Flynn defies Senate subpoena in Russia probe
President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn defied a Senate subpoena Monday for documents on his links to Russia, saying it came amid a stream of "outrageous allegations" that "feed the escalating public frenzy against him." ... more
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China issues warning for new ransomware virus
China has urged Windows users to protect themselves against a new ransomware virus similar to the WannaCry bug that wreaked havoc worldwide last week. ... more
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China drafts law on broad surveillance powers
The Chinese government has released the first draft of a new intelligence law aimed at formalising its sweeping security powers, with broad authority to engage in surveillance at home and abroad. ... more
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Chelsea Manning: from antisecrecy activist to transgender idol
Chelsea Manning was a meek, geeky army private who stunned the world in 2010 by leaking a massive trove of secret US diplomatic records, hoping to spark debate over the country's role in wars. ... more
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Newly freed, Chelsea Manning looks to 'exciting' future
Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, was released from a maximum-security prison in Kansas Wednesday after seven years behind bars. ... more

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WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning set to be released
Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, is set to walk out of a military prison Wednesday after seven years behind bars. ... more
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Weaponizing the internet for terrorism
Terrorism is a fact of life as are the collectives and networks to which counter-terrorism organizations and the media have given various labels and names. These networks are well versed in exploiti ... more
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Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm
"Hundreds of thousands" of Chinese computers at nearly 30,000 institutions including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack, a leading Chinese security-software provider has said, though the Asian impact has otherwise been relatively muted. ... more
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World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins
Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart of the crisis. ... more
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Putin says Russia not involved in cyberattack, blames US
Russia had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, criticising the US intelligence community for creating the original software. ... more
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Chelsea Manning prepares for freedom, as a woman
After seven years behind bars, Chelsea Manning will walk out of the security gates of the Fort Leavenworth military prison Wednesday, finally able to complete her transition as a free, openly transgender woman. ... more
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Alarm grows over global ransomware attacks
Security experts expressed alarm Friday over a fast-moving wave of cyberattacks around the world that appeared to exploit a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. ... more
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Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack
International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout. ... more
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