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Entire US political system ‘under attack’ by Russian hacking, experts warn

Meanwhile, some US commentators on cybersecurity issues have suggested that these attacks are not a surprise but appear to be a new spin on an old strategy<p>It could have been a cold war drama. The world watched this week as accusations and counter-accusations were thrown by the American and Russian …

Government

The number of people who regret voting for Brexit is now greater than the margin of victory for Leave

It has become a commonplace: The notion that many people who voted "Leave" in the EU referendum now regret their vote because they didn't think "Leave" would win or they didn't realise the consequences of leaving the Single Market would be so bad.<p>If you search for "Brexit I didn't think it would …

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From liberal beacon to a prop for Trump: what has happened to WikiLeaks?

How did WikiLeaks go from darling of the liberal left and scourge of American imperialism to apparent tool of Donald Trump’s divisive, incendiary presidential campaign?<p>Thursday brought another WikiLeaks dump of nearly 2,000 emails hacked from the Hillary Clinton campaign, allegedly by Russians. As …

Government

Group accuses Mike Pence of voter suppression after state police raid registration program in Indiana

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>A progressive advocacy group is launching an advertising campaign accusing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who also is the Republican vice-presidential nominee, of allowing voter suppression after state police raided the offices of a voter registration program aimed at signing …

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Facebook blacks out ads in Thailand out of respect for late king

In an unusual show of respect for Thailand's fallen leader, Facebook has opted to block all ads in the country for an undetermined length of time.<p>The …