Net infrastructure faces Russian threat
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Cutting edge

A UK military Air Chief Marshall has warned that the cable infrastructure which keeps the internet running is in danger of being disrupted by Russia.

Facebook tests if the Russians fooled readers
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Building a portal

Facebook is building a portal that will let some users see if they liked or followed Russian propaganda from Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts between January 2015 and August 2017.

Russian propaganda experts stuff up conspiracy theory evidence
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Putin’s team uses a computer game because Americans will never spot the difference

The Russian government has been cynically manufacturing evidence to encourage US conspiracy theorists but may have been caught out by using some dodgy proof.

Russian hackers attack major UK sectors
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GCHQ is on the case

The chief executive of Britain's GCHQ cyber security centre said today that its spooks are aware of attempts to disrupt the UK's energy, telecomms and media by attempted hacks.

Russians used YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go to get Trump elected
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Full on disinformation effort

Russian linked accounts were churning out Pro-Trump propaganda during the election using diverse means such as YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go.

Russians still buying lots of Microsoft software
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Desktop Linux can't even get in even when laws and sanctions favour it

While the Russians have made it clear they don't want American software which might be a backdoor to the CIA, it would appear that desktop Linux is not getting the thumbs up, despite official backing and the fact that sanctions prevent Microsoft bringing its software into the country.

Russians ban crypto-currency exchanges
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Being used for money laundering

Russia will block access to websites of exchanges that offer crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin.

Russians were gaming Google for Trump
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Not just Facebook

While it has been confirmed President Putin was splashing out cash on Facebook advertising to get Donald Trump elected in the US, it seems he was also spending a small fortune on Google too.

10 million people saw Russian propaganda adverts
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All slanted at promoting US racial tension

More than 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were bought in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US  presidential election.

Wikileaks is now pro-Russian
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Assange hides leaks which embarrass the Kremlin 

The image of Wikileaks being a non-partisan outlet for whistle-blowers has been called into question after it has revealed that Julian Assange was turning down caches of documents embarrassing to the Russian government.