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How One Company Helps Keep Russia's TV Propaganda Machine Online

How One Company Helps Keep Russia’s TV Propaganda Machine Online

“If the European authorities impose new sanctions against Russian channels, we will stop their broadcast,” the company said. It added: “At this stage, no regulator or other competent authority has asked us to stop broadcasting private Russian television channels in Russia.” Philipoff and Lange have been turning their appeal to politicians, but with minimal effect. …

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The Case for War Crimes Charges Against Russia's Sandworm Hackers

The Case for War Crimes Charges Against Russia’s Sandworm Hackers

On the other hand, Hultquist, a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, also wonders whether cyber war crimes should be a priority given Russia’s ongoing physical war crimes in Ukraine. “There’s a stark difference between cyberattacks and attacks on the physical ground right now,” he says. “You simply cannot achieve the same effects …

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How Starlink Scrambled to Keep Ukraine Online

How Starlink Scrambled to Keep Ukraine Online

On March 29, Ukrainian forces rolled into the shattered streets of Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, littered with blackened wreckage and dead bodies. The destruction had knocked all 24 of the city’s cell towers offline, preventing traumatized survivors from letting friends and relatives know they were safe. “Most of those base stations had significant destruction,” says …

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Data Brokers Track Abortion Clinic Visits for Anyone to Buy

Data Brokers Track Abortion Clinic Visits for Anyone to Buy

If the war in Ukraine and Russia’s still-unfolding atrocities there didn’t offer enough fodder for doomscrolling, this week supplied a new dose of domestic crisis: A leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. wade, demolishing a ruling that has served as a cornerstone of reproductive rights for nearly five decades. And this …

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The FBI Conducted 3.4 Million Warrantless Searches of Americans' Data

The FBI Conducted 3.4 Million Warrantless Searches of Americans’ Data

Surprising news abounded this week as Ukrainian officials weigh next steps in their digital campaigns against Russia, given that their efforts so far have been unexpectedly successful, if sometimes controversial. Overall, Russia is being pummeled with cyberattacks of all sorts at a scale beyond anything the country has dealt with before. Meanwhile, new research indicates …

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Russia Is Being Hacked at an Unprecedented Scale

Russia Is Being Hacked at an Unprecedented Scale

The orders are issued like clockwork. Every day, often at around 5 am local time, the Telegram channel housing Ukraine’s unprecedented “IT Army” of hackers buzzes with a new list of targets. The volunteer group has been knocking Russian websites offline using wave after wave of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which flood websites with traffic …

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