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FCC claims Russia meddled in net neutrality debate
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Apparently, they were in favour of it

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has admitted that around 500,000 comments submitted during the net neutrality public comment period were linked to Russian email addresses.

Russians were pulling Facebook data
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:21

Russians were pulling Facebook data


UK Commons committee has discovered

A UK Commons committee chair said that a seized trove of Facebook documents reveals that a company engineer flagged Russian "entities"  using a Pinterest API to pull billions of points of Facebook data every day in 2014.

Russian outfit claims to be legit news outlet
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:57

Russian outfit claims to be legit news outlet


We are not Putin's mouthpiece, and we want its Facebook account back

A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in US elections has sued Facebook claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and wants its account back.

Russia demands the DNC hacking case is thrown out
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Diplomatic immunity

The Russian Federation has responded to a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee and has requested the overseeing court to throw out the lawsuit.

Russians jammed US GPS
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Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:45

Russians jammed US GPS


Military exercise embarrassment

Russian spooks showed how they could shut down the entire US war machine by jamming GPS during a major NATO military exercise in Norway leaving them with the equivalent of Apple Maps.

Trump, Russia and China refuse to sign online threats agreement
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Ignoring French call

French President Emmanuel Macron is joining with US technology giants, including Microsoft,  pushing for governments and companies worldwide to sign up for a new initiative aimed at establishing regulations for the internet, to fight such online threats as cyber-attacks, hate speech and online censorship.

Russians behind cyber-attack on Saudi petrochemical plant
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Almost caused an explosion

FireEye security researchers have linked a Russian research lab to a cyberattack on a Saudi petrochemical plant.

Russian hackers lobby leave voters
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Monday, 22 October 2018 12:45

Russian hackers lobby leave voters


Brexit is good for Russia

Russian hackers are flat out trying to mobilise “leave” voters to encourage them to force the British government to make a hard Brexit.

Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts
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Friday, 12 October 2018 12:32

Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts


Data scraping

Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorised collection of user data.

Russian spooks charged over doping allegations
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If you can't beat them, dope up and hack the computers to cover it up

Seven Russian spooks  have been indicted by the Justice Department for computing hacking, wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft - all as part of an effort to distract from Russia's state-sponsored doping programme.