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Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say
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Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car …
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Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30…
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Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30…

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MALE (Reuters) – Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing …
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Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings
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Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global …
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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018
3 days ago

Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington …
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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers
4 days ago

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to …
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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump
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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage …
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Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months
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Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defense minister said on Saturday.


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Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling
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Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling

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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies …
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Moscow says has evidence of Western meddling in Russian election
7 days ago

Moscow says has evidence of Western meddling in Russian election

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow has tangible evidence of “the destructive interference of some Western countries” in Russia’s domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election next month, a …
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South African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament
1 week ago

South African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The ANC on Wednesday unveiled plans to sack South African President Jacob Zuma via a parliamentary no-confidence vote, hours after armed police raided the …
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South Africa
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South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma was expected to respond on Wednesday to an order from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to step down …
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