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Microsoft: Hackers in Russia, China and Iran Targeting Elections

Microsoft’s cybersecurity research team warned in a blog post that hacker groups in Russia, China, and Iran are actively targeting people associated with the campaigns of President Trump and former president Joe Biden ahead of the presidential election in November. The revelation, which follows similar recent assessments from the U.S. intelligence community about foreign-based election...

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It’s rare to see M&A end up in complete confusion, as the TikTok deal now seems to be, but then again, it’s rare for M&A to be driven by President Trump. His comments to Fox News Monday morning that TikTok would be “totally controlled by Oracle...and if we find that they don’t have total control then we’re not going to approve the deal” suggests that ...

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