Friday, December 30, 2016

Obama: Tyson versus Vlad

“My father, who had once believed in many, many things only to end up distrusting all of them, was leaving me with a unique, definitive faith: That of believing in a fiction that one knows to be a fiction, aware that this is all that exists, and that the exquisite truth consists in knowing that it is a fiction and, nevertheless, one should believe in it.” Emperor in Love 

Leaked Snowden Document Hints At Why Feds Are So Sure Russia Hacked Election

A year before she was murdered, Politkovskaya's email was hacked by Russian intelligence using malicious software not publicly available, according to an NSA document leaked by Snowden to The Intercept. Not only does the document reveal that U.S. ...

Barack Obama orders expulsions of Russian diplomats, sanctions spies for interference in US election

ABC Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
United States President Barack Obama has announced a coordinated series of punishments against Russia over hacking allegations, expelling dozens of diplomats and naming intelligence operatives.

Russia vows revenge on the US - ‎12 hours ago‎
Barack Obama had all but accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering an audacious cyber hack that many Democrats believe damaged Hillary Clinton's chances in November's closely fought election with Republican foe Donald Trump.

Moscow orders tit-for-tat response after Barack Obama expels 35 Russian spies over election hacking - ‎26 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama's said on Friday the US would expel 35 Russian diplomats and close down two diplomatic compounds in New York and Maryland in retaliation for Moscow directing hackers to interfere in the presidential elections. The announcement ...

Obama hits Russia for election meddling, Kremlin reacts

SBS - ‎12 hours ago‎
Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putin's government for allegedly trying to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor, Obama unveiled a broad range of steps that will inflame tensions with both Moscow and the president-elect. US ...

Russia to eject US diplomats in response to sanctions: Reports

CNBC - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The Obama administration probably does not care at all about the future of bilateral relations, but history will hardly forgive it for this après-nous-le-deluge attitude," she said in an official statement. Washington sanctioned two Russian ...

President Obama just took unprecedented steps to punish Russia for its cyberattacks

Vox - ‎11 hours ago‎
On Thursday, the Obama administration announced an equally unprecedented effort to punish Moscow with sanctions for its past hacking — and serve notice that future meddling will draw an even harsher response. The move, which is far more sweeping ...

Obama Strikes Back At US Election Hacks By Politely Asking Russian Guys To Leave

Gizmodo Australia - ‎9 hours ago‎
Some say revenge is a dish best served cold. When it comes to alleged electoral interference by Russia, the White House apparently thinks it's also best served largely symbolically. Photo: AP. On Thursday, President Obama announced several emblematic ...

Obama's Late Cyber Defense

Wall Street Journal - ‎10 hours ago‎
President Obama promised retaliation against Russia's cyber-meddling in this year's U.S. elections “at a time and place of our choosing,” and on Thursday he followed through with an order to expel Russian agents and sanction Russian intelligence agencies.

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
“I have issued an executive order that provides additional authority for responding to certain cyber activity that seeks to interfere with or undermine our election processes and institutions, or those of our allies or partners,” Obama said in the ...

Obama imposes sanctions on Russia over election hacking

The Verge - ‎15 hours ago‎
“These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior,” Obama ...

Russia threatens to throw out US diplomats in retaliation for Barack Obama's sanctions

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
In a development that plunged relations between Russia and the US to a level not seen since the Cold War, President Barack Obama on Thursday gave the diplomats 72 hours to leave and said he was sanctioning Russian intelligence officials believed to be ...

Obama retaliates against Russia over election hacking

CNET - ‎14 hours ago‎
Obama had promised action after federal investigators determined Russia had conducted hacking operations to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. The attacks included accessing emails from the Democratic National Committee, Democratic ...

Russian embassy trolls US over Obama's new sanctions with 'lame duck' tweet

Business Insider - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Russian embassy in London fired off a snide response on Thursday to President Barack Obama's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the US, tweeting that "everybody," including Americans, will be glad to see the end of his "hapless" administration.

Obama acts tough against Russia

The Hindu - ‎6 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama on Thursday announced a raft of retaliatory measures against Russia for its alleged interference in the recent U.S elections. The measures include new sanctions, expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S and closure of two ...

UK Russian Embassy trolls President Obama on Twitter, calling him a 'lame duck' - ‎47 minutes ago‎
After news broke that the US President expelled 35 Russian spies over election hacking, the account tweeted: "President Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in Cold War Deja Vu. As everybody, including the American people people, will be glad to see the ...

Obama issues new sanctions against Russia, ejects 35 Russian diplomats over election-related hacking

Business Insider - ‎15 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama issued new sanctions against Russia on Thursday, calling Russia's "malicious cyber-enabled activities" a "national emergency" aimed at undermining democratic processes. He also ordered that 35 Russian diplomats from the ...

Russia RETALIATES: Vladimir Putin acts against 'shallow brained' Obama after expulsion - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Putin is preparing to announce how Moscow will counter the “aggressive” American action while his ministers heap scorn on "shallow-brained" Barack Obama. One threatened revenge measure - to close the Anglo-American private school in ...

Russia Foreign Minister Suggests Expelling US Diplomats

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama hit Russia with a plethora of retaliatory measures Thursday for its interference in the November presidential election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and closing two Russian compounds inside ...

Obama punishes Russia after election cyberattacks

MarketWatch - ‎13 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Obama on Thursday ordered two Russian diplomatic compounds shut down and he expelled 35 Russians as part of a series of measures to punish the country for alleged interference in the recent presidential ...

Vladimir Putin closes Anglo-American school after President Obama announced sanctions

Daily Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
Vladimir Putin has taken the dramatic step to close an Anglo-American day school in Moscow just hours after President Obama announced tough new sanctions against the country. Putin's government announced on Thursday it was shutting the ...

Russia's foreign ministry proposes expelling 35 US diplomats after Barack Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats

The Independent - ‎52 minutes ago‎
“All Americans should be alarmed by Russia's actions,” Mr Obama said, claiming the extent of data theft and cyber attacks uncovered “could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government”. In addition to expelling the 35 ...

Obama Hits Russia With New Sanctions for Election Hacking

Voice of America - ‎11 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama on Thursday hit Russia with new sanctions over its computer hacking and interference in the November presidential election and other Russian actions, including harassing U.S. diplomats in Moscow. Obama called his actions "a ...

Obama announces sanctions for Russian election hacking

TechCrunch - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Obama administration announced today that it will impose sanctions on Russian intelligence services and officials in response to the hacks of American political institutions during the election season. The sanctions cover nine individuals and ...

President Obama Punishes Russia, at Last

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Mr. Obama also expelled 35 Russian intelligence operatives and barred Russian diplomats from using two recreational compounds in the United States. The White House said this action was specifically in response to a two-year pattern of harassment of ...

After US reprisal, Russian embassy mocks Obama administration, tweets picture of 'lame duck'

Times of India - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: After US President Barack Obama today ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats suspected of being spies, the Russian Embassy in London mocked Obama's move by tweeting a picture of a duck with the word 'lame' typed across it.

Obama sanctions Russian intelligence agencies over election hacking

VICE News - ‎15 hours ago‎
President Obama on Thursday announced sanctions against Russian intelligence services in response to their alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election. The combination of offensive and defensive steps, Obama said in a statement, was a ...

Moscow vows retaliation over sanctions by Obama administration 'losers' - ‎7 hours ago‎
The sanctions could easily be pulled back by Trump, who has dismissed the claims of Russian interference in the election as "ridiculous" and insisted that Obama and Democrats are merely attempting to delegitimize his election. Trump said in a statement ...

Obama Orders Sanctions Against Russia for Interfering with US Election

Fortune - ‎15 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The State Department also has ...

Op-Ed: Obama's Russia sanctions are just more political theater

CNBC - ‎14 hours ago‎
What effects will the sanctions and diplomatic expulsions President Obama has just ordered against Russia in retaliation for their alleged interference in the 2016 election? It depends which playing field you care most about. Politically, this is ...

President Obama sanctions Russia for hacking

Mashable - ‎14 hours ago‎
President Obama has issued an executive order that levies a multitude of sanctions against Russia in retaliation for what the president calls, "the Russian government's aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S ...