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Recommended Reading: How Russia hacked the US

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12.17.16 in Internet
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The Perfect Weapon:
How Russian Cyberpower
Invaded the US

Eric Lipton, David E.
Sanger and Scott Shane,
The New York Times

Within the last week, the CIA, Obama administration and FBI have all agreed that Russian intervened in the presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump. The White House went so far as to say that the cyberattacks were directed by president Vladimir Putin himself. The New York Times offers a detailed look at the Russian hack of the DNC which led to emails and other documents making it into the hands of WikiLeaks and other websites.

If Only AI Could Save Us from Ourselves
David Auerbach, MIT Technology Review

Google wants to use AI to fight abusive behavior online. It may not work for bigger sites and services, but there's still potential to do some good.

150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon to Sell Encrypted Cameras
Andy Greenberg, Wired

Unlike your phone or computer, if someone gets a hold of your camera, the images and footage are fair game. A group of filmmakers want two big camera companies to do something about it.

Inside The Turmoil At Faraday Future, The Startup That Wants To Beat Tesla
Priya Anand, BuzzFeed News

Faraday Future has been teasing its upcoming luxury EV for a while now and says it's still on track to unveil a vehicle at CES next month. According to BuzzFeed, the company is facing a mountain of financial troubles that may put its milestone sin jeopardy.

A Big Change to US Broadcasting Is Coming -- and It's One Putin Might Admire
The Washington Post

The Washington Post penned an explanation of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that will get rid of a national broadcasting board in favor of a chief executive that will be appointed by the president.

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