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US Jury Finds Son Of Russian Lawmaker Guilty Of 38 Hacking And Identity Theft Charges

The son of a prominent Russian politician has been convicted in Seattle of 38 charges related to stolen credit card information, including 10 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, the US Justice Department announced on Thursday.


Russian Hackers Are Attacking New York Times Journalists: Report

Citing government sources, CNN is reporting that reporters at US news outlets, including The New York Times, are being targeted by Russian hackers. The FBI is currently investigating the hacks.


The Russian Arctic Is Having A Very Bad Summer

On a tiny island at the end of the world, a lonely weather station is slowly tumbling off a cliffside. It’s a perfect metaphor for the state of our planet. Say hello to Vize Island, Russia. It won’t be around much longer.


Looks Like A Russian Cybergang Hacked Into One Of The World's Largest Payment Systems

According to a report by security blogger Brian Krebs, Oracle’s popular MICROS point-of-sale terminals support website was commandeered by a Russian cybergang. This is bad since MICROS is in the top three most popular payment systems in the world.


Watch A Huge Swarm Of Vehicles Pave A Road In Russia

Video: There are so many dump trucks, pavers and road rollers paving Moscow’s Tverskaya Street in this time lapse that it looks like a massive swarm of machines have taken over Russia. The smaller road rollers look and move a lot like the little planes that launch from the mothership (which, in this case would be the dump trucks).


Why America Beat The Russians At Building The Internet

From the late 1950s until the late 1980s, scientists in both the United States and the Soviet Union were working on computer networking in one form or another. Why did the US succeed where the Russians failed? That’s the subject of a new book titled How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet by Benjamin Peters.


Surprise, More Russian Athletes Banned From Rio Olympics For Doping

Well everything about Rio keeps getting worse. The Zika-infested city, with it’s shit-laden waters and beaches rife with human remains will be hosting fewer and fewer athletes, many of whom are backing out for totally understandable reasons. As of today that list of non-competitors now includes the entirety of Russia’s weightlifting team, the AP reports.


Solar Power Could Be Coming Soon To Chernobyl

The atomic fallout in Chernobyl, Ukraine was one of the worst nuclear disasters in history and put around 2600 square kilometres of land out of commission. It’s been good for bad horror films and for the wildlife that has blossomed there following the disaster, but after decades of people unable to return to their homes and the property surrounding the reactor abandoned, it was only a matter of time before somebody wanted to attempt to reuse it.


Donald Trump Just Asked Russia To Hack Hillary Clinton's Emails

During a news conference in Florida today, Donald J. Trump — a man who is running for what is arguably the most powerful job in the world — challenged Russia to hack into opponent Hillary Clinton’s email.


There Will Be No Blanket Ban On Russian Athletes At The Rio Olympics

The trainwreck that will likely be the Rio Olympics is almost here and it was possible that Russia, an entire nation with a huge presence at Olympic games, wouldn’t be able to participate due to allegations of widespread doping before, during, and after the Sochi games in 2014.


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