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Russians eye Indonesia for information security expansion

Russians eye Indonesia for information security expansion

The company is run by Natalia Kaspersky, the wife and business partner of Igor Ashmanov, considered a key thinker behind Russia’s information security doctrine.

  • by Chris Zappone and James Massola

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What if the political hack was part of an influence campaign?
Opinion
Opinion

What if the political hack was part of an influence campaign?

If hacked information was used against Australia, how would the country react? Thinking about it now could be useful for challenges.

  • by Chris Zappone
Twitter says foreign efforts to influence US midterms 'limited'
Twitter

Twitter says foreign efforts to influence US midterms 'limited'

Twitter Inc took down nearly 6000 tweets during last November's US congressional elections, the company said on Thursday.

  • by Katie Paul
Oxford scholars warned of security risks from China link-ups
China

Oxford scholars warned of security risks from China link-ups

The University of Oxford chancellor has warned of national security risks when academics collaborate with China.

  • by Camilla Turner and Greg Ritchie
Trump ordered me to rig election polls, says former lawyer Cohen
Donald Trump

Trump ordered me to rig election polls, says former lawyer Cohen

Michael Cohen, a former personal lawyer for US President Donald Trump, claims he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of" Trump.

Anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US
Iran

Anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the US, the broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

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Doubt over claims made in campaign to help jailed WA mums
Influence campaigns

Doubt over claims made in campaign to help jailed WA mums

The WA Justice Department says some of the statements used to promote the fundraiser are "not true".

  • by AAP
Russia's influence campaigns may be more sophisticated than we thought
Russia

Russia's influence campaigns may be more sophisticated than we thought

Interference campaigns may be more advanced and more targeted than previously understood, new research suggests.

  • by Chris Zappone
African-American group calls for boycott of Facebook
Facebook

African-American group calls for boycott of Facebook

If you haven't logged off of Facebook yet today, one of America's oldest African-American advocacy groups would like you to do so - now.

New report shows Russia used every major social media tool to help Trump
US election

New report shows Russia used every major social media tool to help Trump

The report is the first to study millions of posts by Russia-linked accounts, including on YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and email.

  • by Craig Timberg and Tony Romm
Hero or villain? Robert Mueller is Washington's invisible man
Donald Trump

Hero or villain? Robert Mueller is Washington's invisible man

It is impossible to spend a day in Washington without hearing or reading Mueller's name. He will go down in history as one of the key figures of the Trump era.

  • by Roxanne Roberts