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Trump is waging a quiet war against civilians in Iran as the coronavirus pandemic drags on

Iranians, some in face masks, on a street in Tehran, June 3, 2020. AFP/Getty Images The Trump administration rolled out yet another set of sanctions on Iranians this month, further restricting access to food and medicine. The new round of sanctions comes after years of similar measures that restricted access to medicine and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has strained Iran's healthcare system even more. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With people in Iran alre...
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Iran says U.S.-brokered Sudan-Israel deal secured by 'ransom'

The deal agreed on Friday marked the third Arab government after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to set aside hostilities with...
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Iran says U.S.-brokered Sudan-Israel deal secured by 'ransom'

The deal agreed on Friday marked the third Arab government after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two months. U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday he would take Sudan off the list once it had deposited $335 million it had pledged to pay in compensation. Trump also said the Palestinians "are wanting to do something" but offered no proof.
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Trump says Sudan will normalize ties with Israel

By Deb Reichmann and Matthew Lee | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day. The deal, which would deepen Sudan’s engagement with the West, follows Trump’s conditional agreement this week to remove the North African nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism if it pays compensation to American victims of t...
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GOA & Journalist Notify FBI Regarding FaceBook & Foreign Election Interference VIDEO

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 the FBI announced in a news conference that foreign states, including Iran, Russia, and other actors, have taken “specific actions” to influence public opinion during the U.S. election by obtaining voter registration. FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced that Iranian intelligence was responsible for a recent campaign of emails sent to intimidate Florida voters. They also rep...
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How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation

This article first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Summary: Disinformation is deliberately created with the intent to cause harm, while misinformation is incorrect information shared by people who believe it to be true. In 2020, dis- and misinformation about voting are very common online, especially about mail-in and in-person voting. Fabricated content...
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Iran blacklists U.S. ambassador in Iraq, reciprocating U.S. move

Iran on Friday blacklisted the U.S. ambassador in Iraq and two other diplomats, following a similar move by the United States against Iran's envoy to Baghdad, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said. Iraq is one of the few countries that is allied to both the United States and Iran, which both provided military support in a 2014-2017 campaign against Islamic State.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Twitter and the White House cast doubt on claims Trump's Twitter was hacked (again). Reuters/Leah Millis Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Quibi failed to hook users. The streaming service likely failed after six months because its slate of content did not break through with its targe...
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Russian hackers targeting state and local governments have stolen data, US officials say

Russian state-sponsored hackers have targeted state and local governments and in at least two instances have successfully stolen data, US national security officials said Thursday, one day after the top US intelligence officials said Russia and Iran obtained voter registration information.
Tags: Russia, US, Iran, Cnn


Iran Behind Supposed 'Proud Boys' Voter-Intimidation Emails, Feds Allege

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray joined forces at a hastily announced press conference Wednesday night to issue a warning that foreign actors "have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections." Specifically, Ratcliffe said, actors from Iran and Russia had separately obtained "some voter registration information" and were using it "to communicate false informat...
Tags: Russia, Nbc News, US, Tech, Iran, Ars Technica, Fbi, Alaska, United Nations, Estonia, Donald Trump, Trump, Wray, US Iran, Christopher Wray, Ratcliffe


Is it Iran or Russia's hackers we need to worry about? The Russians, definitely the Russians, says US intelligence

Energetic Bear team caught breaking into govt, aviation systems, no harm done to Nov 3 elections The FBI and the US government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday issued a joint warning that a Kremlin hacking crew is probing or breaking into systems belonging to the US government and aviation industry.…
Tags: Russia, US, Iran, Fbi, Software, Kremlin, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency


Russia plans to interfere in the election to help Trump by 'exacerbating disputes around the results,' report says

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. Reuters Russian agents plan to interfere in the 2020 election to help President Donald Trump by amplifying "disputes over the results," The New York Times reported. US officials believe Russia poses a far greater threat to the election than Iran does, according to the report. The assessment appears to contradict Director of National Intelligence Joh...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Nsa, Russia, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Iran, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, The Times, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Intelligence officials think the Trump administration's election interference warnings are focused on the wrong country

American intelligence officials described the Trump administration's decision to focus on Iran's election disinformation campaign on Wednesday night as "concerning," characterizing efforts by Russia to be a bigger threat to destabilizing Americans' faith in the integrity of election results come Nov. 3.FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe shared on Wednesday that both Russia and Iran have obtained voter registration information and that I...
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, Joe Biden, Iran, Intelligence, Fbi, Moscow, Homeland Security, The New York Times, Times, Trump, Christopher Wray, Jeh C Johnson, John Ratcliffe, Laura Rosenberger


Here’s what you need to know about in-person voting in California

In-person voting is starting soon. And, of course, Nov. 3 – Election Day – is almost here. But with a pandemic also underway, and political tension through the roof, this year’s election is likely to unfold in unexpected and possibly unprecedented ways. So, here are some basics about voting in person in 2020. When can I cast a ballot in person? Maybe now. Some polling places opened as early as Oct. 5, and several in Southern California are opening the weekend of Oct. 24. Voting centers – and t...
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Iraq's prime minister says country on tightrope between US and Iran

Mustafa al-Kadhimi also urges Europe to assist the Middle Eastern nation’s debt-ridden economyIraq’s prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has warned that he is being forced into an impossible balancing act between the US and Iran, as he urged Europe to come to the aid of his country’s debt-ridden economy.Appointed as prime minister in June, Kadhimi – a British citizen and former journalist –came to power after unprecedented street protests over corruption, and has since governed with a simple pro...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Iraq, US, World news, US news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Mustafa al Kadhimi


Russia Poses Greater Election Threat Than Iran, Many U.S. Officials Say

Russia’s hackers appeared to be preparing to sow chaos amid any uncertainty around election results, officials said.
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Obama said politics will be less exhausting if Biden wins, and it's a compelling closing pitch to voters

Former President Barack Obama waves while wearing a "Vote" mask as he campaigns on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee and his former Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Former President Barack Obama's closing pitch to voters is that life won't be so "exhausting" if they elect Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. It's a compelling message amid a pandemic and economic crisis, and after four years of constant chaos under Tr...
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A cybersecurity firm found a hacker selling personal data on 186 million US voters. It warned the data 'can easily be used for geo-targeted disinformation campaigns.'

Voter registration information is available publicly — but the hacker used other stolen data to match email addresses with voter rolls and sell it off as a package. Motortion/Getty Images A cybersecurity company has found a hacker offering to sell data about the political affiliations of nearly 200 million American voters.  Trustwave said the hacker was selling data that included the names, addresses, age, gender, and political affiliation of 186 million voters. They were also selling a la...
Tags: Security, Technology, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Tech, Iran, Data, Cybersecurity, South Africa, Dark Web, Hacker, Data Privacy, Trustwave, US Election


Voting 2020: Iran and 'Proud Boy' emails, Alabama curbside decision, early voters could outpace Election Day ballots

Iran hackers linked to threatening emails. Alabama won't have curbside voting. More will vote before Election Day than on Election Day. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Russian and Iranian election interference claims could have been timed to 'distract' from Obama's attack on Trump, says former US National Intelligence Director

James Clapper questioned Ratcliffe's suggestion that 'spoofed emails' by Iran were designed to 'damage President Trump' rather than Joe Biden.
Tags: News, Obama, Iran, James Clapper, Trump, Ratcliffe, US National Intelligence


Russian and Iranian election interference claims could have been timed to 'distract' from Obama's attack on Trump, says former US National Intelligence Director

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies about potential Russian interference in the presidential election before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., U.S. May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein FBI claims that Iran and Russia are trying to influence the US election may have been an attempt to distract from President Obama's speech attacking Donald Trump, according to former National Intelligence Director James Clapper. Clapper told the...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Bbc, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, James Clapper


Voting 2020: Iran may be behind 'Proud Boy' emails; early voters could outpace Election Day ballots

Iran hackers linked to threatening emails. Alabama won't have curbside voting. More will vote before Election Day than on Election Day. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Senate judiciary committee approves Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats boycott – live

Committee votes to report the nomination to the full SenateTrump and Biden to have second TV debate in NashvilleObama returns to campaign trail for BidenFBI warns Russia and Iran obtained US voter dataSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 2.19pm BST The Senate judiciary committee has voted to report the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate.Democrats boycotted the hearing, meaning it was an unusual scene as the committee clerk collected verbal votes from ...
Tags: Senate, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Iran, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Lindsey Graham, Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court Democrats, Amy Coney Barrett, Coney Barrett


Amy Coney Barrett committee vote due before Trump and Biden head for debate – live

Democrats to boycott Senate judiciary committee voteTrump and Biden to have second TV debate in NashvilleObama returns to campaign trail for BidenFBI warns Russia and Iran obtained US voter dataSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 1.24pm BST We had a live online panel discussion this week featuring our senior political reporters Daniel Strauss and Lauren Gambino and the Guardian’s US columnist Richard Wolffe discussing the US election. Jonathan Freedland was in the c...
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FBI says Iran and Russia have US voter information

Intelligence officials say Iran was behind threatening emails sent to Democrats earlier this week.
Tags: News, Russia, Iran, Fbi


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Andrew Burton/Getty Images Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Here's what you need to know before markets open.1. Global stocks slide as progress on stimulus stalls. A top US official said Russia and Iran took "specific actions to influence public opinion" relating to the election. See how markets are reacting here.2. Tesla stock surges after the automaker posts record profits. The EV-maker's vehicle deliveries jumped 44...
Tags: Asia, Finance, China, Russia, Global, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Iran, Malaysia, Stockton, Morgan Stanley, Energy Information Administration, Imf, Jpmorgan


Google says an Iran-linked disinformation campaign targeted 25,000 Gmail users, corroborating a US statement about threatening emails sent to Democratic voters

Google CEO Sundar Pichai KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images Google said a disinformation campaign linked to Iran tried to send 25,000 emails to Gmail accounts. Only 10% of the emails sent to Gmail accounts made it past Google's spam filter, the company said. This came after the head of US national intelligence announced Wednesday that an Iranian campaign was behind a spate of threatening emails sent to registered Democratic voters. The emails purported to be from far-right group the P...
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Google said an Iran-linked disinformation campaign targeted 25,000 Gmail users, after US intelligence said Iran was trying to 'influence public opinion' ahead of Election Day

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images Google said a disinformation campaign linked to Iran tried to send 25,000 emails to Gmail accounts. Only 10% of the emails sent to Gmail accounts made it past Google's spam filter, the company said. This came after the head of US national intelligence announced Wednesday that an Iranian campaign was behind a spate of threatening emails sent to registered Democratic voters. The emails purported to be from far-right group the ...
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Iran and Russia accessed some voter registration data, top intel officials say

Top national security officials spoke at a last-minute news conference Wednesday.
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Intel Officials Say Iran Is Responsible For Emails Aimed At Intimidating Dem Voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump. The officials did not lay out specific evidence for how they came to pinpoint Iran, but the activities attributed to Tehran would mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage. The announcemen...
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