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Inside the Zuptas’ cyberwar on the truth

Propagandist cyber tactics planted during the Zupta era must be uprooted so that South Africans can assert that factual accuracy and truth matter. Over the past few years, the battle over what constitutes the truth has

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Latest cyberattack is more than it seems

It’s almost a reflex to blame Russians for cyberattacks these days, even on the sketchiest of evidence. But such accusations certainly seem justified regarding the novel ransomware attack that has swept the world in recent days – known as

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Now, Obama, pardon Edward Snowden

So, Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Manning will be released in May. Now the US president must follow up that decision, before he leaves office this week, by giving a full pardon to

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Curious case of the banned Russian hacker

As one of his parting acts as US president, Barack Obama retaliated against alleged Russian interference in the recent American election by expelling 35 Russian government officials from the US and placing sanctions on Russian

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Russian hacks: US strikes back

President Barack Obama retaliated against Russia for cyberattacks aimed at interfering with the 2016 presidential campaign, imposing sanctions on top Russian intelligence officials and agencies, expelling 35 Russian operatives from the US and releasing

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Russian hacks: how the US might retaliate

US President Barack Obama has vowed that America will respond to Russian hacking undertaken during the country’s presidential campaign. Yet the public may never hear about it. During his presidency, Obama favoured a policy of deterrence when it came

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Snowden fast becoming a liability for Putin

Edward Snowden is increasingly unhappy with the situation in Russia, where he has lived for more than three years. President Vladimir Putin once welcomed the National Security Agency contractor for his propaganda value, but he may be

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Nuclear energy plan likely to fail: analyst

South Africa is likely to fail in its quest to develop its nuclear energy capacity, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura. Montalto said that if the 9,6GW nuclear procurement programme does see the light of day, it will be a “slimmed down programme spread