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      10 things in tech you need to know today
      Oct20

      10 things in tech you need to know today

      NASA has paid $14.1 million for a lunar 4G network. Handout/Reuters Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 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.The US charged six Russian...

      The US charged 6 Russian hackers with a string of ‘destructive’ cyberattacks that shut down hospitals in Pennsylvania, crippled Ukraine’s power grid, and targeted the Olympics and French elections
      Oct19

      The US charged 6 Russian hackers with a string of ‘destructive’ cyberattacks that shut down hospitals in Pennsylvania, crippled Ukraine’s power grid, and targeted the Olympics and French elections

      Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images The United States accused six Russian government officials of orchestrating a string of high-profile cyberattacks that caused billions of dollars in damage in indictments unsealed on Monday. The alleged cybercrimes include attacks that took down parts of Ukraine’s power...

      Some journalists at the New York Post were reportedly skeptical of publishing ‘smoking gun’ stories about Hunter Biden
      Oct19

      Some journalists at the New York Post were reportedly skeptical of publishing ‘smoking gun’ stories about Hunter Biden

      The New York Post Some New York Post journalists had doubts about publishing the “smoking gun” reports on the emails purportedly belonging to Joe Biden’s son Hunter, The New York Times and New York Magazine reported. The article is bylined by two reporters, Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge. The Times reported that at least...

      Rupert Murdoch, whose media empire includes Fox News and the New York Post, is predicting a landslide Biden victory over Trump
      Oct18

      Rupert Murdoch, whose media empire includes Fox News and the New York Post, is predicting a landslide Biden victory over Trump

      US President Donald Trump (L) is embraced by Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp, during a dinner to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea during WWII onboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum May 4, 2017 in New York BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has told people close...

      Russia could exploit its ties with US white nationalist groups to encourage election violence, experts warn
      Oct18

      Russia could exploit its ties with US white nationalist groups to encourage election violence, experts warn

      Russian right-wing ultranationalists hold a march in Moscow on November 4, 2009. The sign says “the desire of my blood is a call for action.” ALAEXEY SAZONOV/AFP via Getty Images Russia could exploit its influence with white nationalist groups in the US to foment election day violence, terrorism experts have told Business Insider. In...

      US spies say the Hunter Biden email controversy shows how ‘exploitable’ and ‘grotesquely vulnerable’ Trump and Giuliani are to Russian intelligence
      Oct18

      US spies say the Hunter Biden email controversy shows how ‘exploitable’ and ‘grotesquely vulnerable’ Trump and Giuliani are to Russian intelligence

      Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., August 18, 2016 REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Former spooks told Business Insider that Rudy Giuliani’s role in a series of events that culminated in a widely discredited New York Post story shows...

      Biden calls controversial New York Post story about his son Hunter a ‘smear campaign’
      Oct17

      Biden calls controversial New York Post story about his son Hunter a ‘smear campaign’

      Associated Press/Evan Vucci, AP Joe Biden on Friday pushed back against the explosive New York Post article that circulated this week alleging that his son Hunter tried to set up a meeting with a Ukrainian official while he was still vice president, a narrative long pushed by President Trump. “I have no response,” Biden said when...

      Trump shrugged and said ‘that’s Rudy’ when warned Giuliani was being targeted by Russian agents with disinformation, report says
      Oct16

      Trump shrugged and said ‘that’s Rudy’ when warned Giuliani was being targeted by Russian agents with disinformation, report says

      Rudy Giuliani with Donald Trump, then the President-elect, in Bedminster New Jersey, in November 2016. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump was warned by national security officials last year that Rudy Giuliani, was being used by Russia to spread disinformation, The Washington Post reported. “That’s Rudy!” Trump...

      The FBI is investigating whether purported Hunter Biden-Burisma emails were part of a foreign intelligence operation
      Oct16

      The FBI is investigating whether purported Hunter Biden-Burisma emails were part of a foreign intelligence operation

      Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The FBI is investigating whether emails purportedly featuring communications between...

      GOP senators plan to subpoena Jack Dorsey to testify about Twitter’s decision to block the link to an unverified and dubious story about Hunter Biden’s emails
      Oct15

      GOP senators plan to subpoena Jack Dorsey to testify about Twitter’s decision to block the link to an unverified and dubious story about Hunter Biden’s emails

      Joshua Roberts/Reuters Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee plan to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify about Twitter’s decision to block links to a dubious New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son. The New York Post article contains unverified emails purportedly taken from Hunter Biden’s laptop that were...