Israel and at least one Western European country are investigating the claims made in a 35-page dossier about President-elect Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
Officials told BuzzFeed News that hackers had been trying to infiltrate the DNC as recently as five days ago.
The report reasserts that US spy agencies have concluded Russia attempted to swing the election for Donald Trump, but stops short of providing any new details to skeptics.
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The US is expelling 35 Russian operatives and has levied sanctions against the nation’s two main intelligence agencies after it accused the Russian government of hacking Democrats to help Trump win the election. Putin said Friday that he would wait to respond until after Trump takes office.
Managers of the .MP service appear to have banned anyone from setting up URLs that end with Tru.mp. “I’ve never heard of this happening before,” a domain expert said.
FindFace launched Wednesday with the promise of a free program that can scan for anyone’s face on Twitter.
“By the time we made the call, Russian hackers had already breached their system too,” a US intelligence official tells BuzzFeed News.
A rule is set to go into effect in the US on Thursday that would give the government vast hacking powers, while the British government just passed legislation that legalized mass surveillance.
Companies like Facebook “do not get to wipe their hands of responsibility by saying we are an internet company, or we do not control what users share,” one MEP told BuzzFeed News.
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An existing team within Facebook is looking at the problems surrounding fake news, as employees speak out about the platform.
Privacy experts are worried about how what’s known as Rule 41, which is set to greatly expand the government’s hacking powers, would get used in the Trump administration.
The group is hoping to challenge the position by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the platform has no responsibility to address the issue following the election of Donald Trump.
“Mobile security is one of the most urgent, and challenging questions facing the security of senior members of government.”
Election monitoring officials told BuzzFeed News that it will be weeks until the final official results are tallied and published, but so far there have been no reports of voting irregularities or tampering with results.
“We have no reason to believe that Trump is not going to do what he said he was going to do. It’s no longer, a distant dystopian future.”
“What the fuck can I say?” one diplomat based in the Middle East said.
Election officials across the US told BuzzFeed News there have been isolated reports of broken machines and systems going down but that, by and large, the vote this year has gone smoothly so far.
Election-monitoring officials said machines break at some point, and that people should report the problem and not panic.