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Police seek arrests of officials accused in online comment manipulation

Police seek arrests of officials accused in online comment manipulation

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SEOUL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- South Korean police have sought arrest warrants for former high-ranking police officials accused in an online comment-rigging scheme under a previous administration. The Korean National Police Agency said Thursday that it has requested arrest warrants to a court for four ex-police officials, who have been accused of having their personnel make online comments in favor of the former administration of President Lee Myung-bak, according to Yonhap. An investigation found that police officers posted some 40,000 replies, using fake IDs and overseas IP addresses in the illicit scheme. An official ordered some 100 personnel to post replies in news articles or online posts on controversial social issues. The Lee Myung-bak government was under fire over U.S. beef imports wi...
Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign aide, accused of witness tampering

Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign aide, accused of witness tampering

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US prosecutors have accused Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, of trying to tamper with potential witnesses ahead of his trial.Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian election interference, said Mr Manafort had contacted people related to his money laundering and tax fraud case in breach of his bail terms.Mr Manafort, 69, denies all charges. They are not connected with allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the US election.Mr Trump denies any collusion and has consistently spoken of a witch hunt.Mr Manafort's first trial, on charges of money laundering and illegal lobbying, is due to begin in September. Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks Trum...
Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Technology
Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect.The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to targeted advertising to use the services.Privacy group noyb.eu led by activist Max Schrems said people were not being given a "free choice".If the complaints are upheld, the websites may be forced to change how they operate, and they could be fined.What's the issue?The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that changes how personal data can be collected and used. Even companies based outside the EU must follow the new rules if offering their services in the EU.In its four complaints, noyb.eu argues that the named comp...
Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Technology
State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint alert warning of a global campaign.The alert details methods used to compromise the networking equipment used to move traffic across the net. This could be used be used to mount a future offensive, it warned.Basic weaknessIn a press conference about the alert, White House cyber-security co-ordinator Rob Joyce said the US and its allies had "high confidence" that Russia was behind the "broad campaign". Intelligence gathered by the US and UK suggested that millions of machines directing data around the net were being targeted, he said. Compromised device...
Teenage Taiwanese exchange student accused of school threat

Teenage Taiwanese exchange student accused of school threat

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A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening a shooting at his high school had ammunition in the home where he was staying and researched how to buy weapons, police said Wednesday. The 18-year-old student, An Tso Sun, threatened to "shoot up" the Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School on May 1, Upper Darby police said. Sun later said he was joking but was charged with making terroristic threats, they said. "Kudos to the person who stepped forward and helped to avert a tragedy," the police department said in a tweet. A military-style ballistic vest, ammunition clip pouches, a high-powered crossbow and live ammunition were found in Sun's bedroom in Lansdowne, Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. A search of his school-issued iPad indicated searches on how to buy an ...