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Joseph Menn

Analysis: Murkiness of Russia's ransomware role complicates Biden summit mission

Jun 14 2021

As U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over ransomware gangs in his country that twice recently targeted critical American infrastructure, his administration is publicly blaming the Russian government for allowing those criminals to profit without prosecution.

U.S. seizes $2.3 million in bitcoin paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

Jun 07 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Justice Department on Monday recovered some $2.3 million in cryptocurrency ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline Co, cracking down on hackers who launched the most disruptive U.S. cyberattack on record. | Video

Russian accounts still active on pro-Trump sites -researchers

Jun 07 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -A group believed to be Russian has remained active on internet services favored by far-right Americans, showing efforts to interfere in U.S. politics continue after the election, according to reports from social media research firm Graphika and nonprofit Advance Democracy Inc.

Russian accounts still active on pro-Trump sites -researchers

Jun 07 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 A group believed to be Russian has remained active on internet services favored by far-right Americans, showing efforts to interfere in U.S. politics continue after the election, according to reports from social media research firm Graphika and nonprofit Advance Democracy Inc.

Microsoft says error led to no matching Bing images for Tiananmen 'tank man'

Jun 04 2021

(Reuters) -Microsoft Corp on Friday blamed "accidental human error" for its Bing search engine not showing image results for the query "tank man" in the United States and elsewhere after users raised concerns about possible censorship around the Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary.

U.S. steps up pursuit of far-right activists in 2016 voter suppression probe

May 26 2021

(In 11th paragraph adds missing first name of attorney to read Zach Thornley)

WhatsApp sues Indian government over new privacy rules - sources

May 26 2021

WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government seeking to block regulations coming into force on Wednesday that experts say would compel Facebook's messaging app to break privacy protections, sources said. | Video

EXCLUSIVE-WhatsApp sues India govt, says new media rules mean end to privacy -sources

May 25 2021

* Delhi suit argues rule violates constitutional privacy protection -sources

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