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Facebook: Accounts from Russia Bought Ads During U.S. Campaign

Facebook: Accounts from Russia Bought Ads During U.S. Campaign

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Jake Pearson | Sep 8
Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.

'Big Hunt' for Russian Hackers, but No Obvious Election Link

'Big Hunt' for Russian Hackers, but No Obvious Election Link

By Howard Amos, Raphael Satter, and Aritz Parra | Jul 30
At least five Russians have been picked up in Europe as part of U.S. cybercrime prosecutions in the last nine months.

Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

Russian Parliament Bans Use of Proxy Internet Services, VPNs

Jul 24
Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials.

Russian TV Channel Offers LGBT Community One-Way Plane Ticket to Leave

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 5
A Christian TV channel in Russia is offering to pay for LGBT people to get out of the country forever.

Putin Signs Decree to Extend Ban on Western Food Imports

Jul 1
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to extend a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months after the European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia.

Russian Blogger Convicted of 'Religious Hatred' for Playing Video Game in Church

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | May 14
A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence.

U.S. Watched Russia Hack French Systems During Election

By Deb Reichmann | May 11
The United States watched Russians hack France's computer networks during the election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a U.S. cyber official told the Senate on Tuesday.

Yahoo Breach Indictments May Shed Light on Other Hacks

By Eric Tucker and Michael Liedtke | Mar 19
U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year's presidential elections.

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 24
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military - information warfare troops.

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

By Vitniza Saldava and Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 13
For several years a group of Russian hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation's spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal.

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