“We’re slowly but surely being dragged into a new normal in this country” as press briefings shrink and fade

Essentially today’s White House press briefing, as depicted by @11thHour. pic.twitter.com/yvwFQ2VRgx — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) June 20, 2017 Are the White House press briefings becoming so brief that they’re actually disappearing? On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer — who is, reportedly, leaving his role for a different position in the White House, which…

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Want a “news-style soft article”? That’ll be $15. Or splurge and discredit a journalist for $55,000

“新闻软文,” or “News-style soft article.” Want to discredit a journalist? That’ll be $55,000. 100,000 real people’s signatures on a Change.org petition? $6,000. And those Chinese “soft articles” can be gotten for as little as USD $15. The folks at security software company Trend Micro studied Chinese, Russian, Arabic/Middle Eastern, and English marketplaces and found that…

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The Intercept’s Russian hacking report also seems to be a good example of how not to handle leaks

On Monday afternoon, The Intercept published a bombshell story: “Top-secret NSA report details Russian hacking effort days before 2016 election.” The story — later confirmed by CBS — reveals that “Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials…

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Conheça a história que levou à prisão uma fonte do The Intercept

Na tarde da última 2ª feira (8.jun.2017), o The Intercept publicou uma história bombástica: “Detalhes do relatório ultra-secreto da NSA sobre a tentativa de hack antes das eleições de 2016“. A notícia –depois confirmada pela CBS– revela que “militares russos executaram um cyberataque em pelo menos um software de votação norte-americano e enviou e-mails que roubam informações alheias…

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