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Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe

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MNA International Desk: A former advisor to US president Donald Trump whose contacts with Russians set off the investigation into possible collusion with Moscow was jailed Friday for lying to the FBI. US District Judge Randolph Moss sentenced foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos to 14 days in prison, acknowledging his guilty plea and his remorse, but noting that he “lied in an investigation that was important to national security.” Papadopoulos was the second person ordered to prison in the sprawling, 16-month Russia collusion investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, and came just over two weeks after two former top aides ...

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Apple closing iPhone security gap

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MNA Tech Desk: Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole will be shut down in a forthcoming update to Apple’s iOS software, which powers iPhones, reported news agency. Once fixed, iPhones will no longer be vulnerable to intrusion via the Lightning port used both to transfer data and to charge iPhones. The port will still function after the update, but will shut off data an hour ...

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FBI raids office of Trump’s personal lawyer

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MNA International Desk: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday raided the offices and home of US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, law enforcement sources said, in a dramatic new development in a series of probes involving close Trump associates. Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen M. Ryan, said that US prosecutors conducted a search that was partly a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller. Mueller is investigating whether members of Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia during the US presidential election. Trump has called the probe a ‘witch hunt’ and denied any collusion. The raid could ...

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Bangladesh Bank heist was state-sponsored: FBI

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MNA National Desk: The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was ‘state-sponsored,’ an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said on Wednesday. Lamont Siller, the legal attache at the US embassy, did not elaborate but his comments in a speech in Manila are a strong signal that authorities in the United States are close to naming who carried out one of the world’s biggest cyber heists. Last week, officials in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity, blamed North Korea. “We all know ...

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Hillary cleared by FBI in latest email review

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MNA International Desk: The FBI said on Sunday it stood by its earlier finding that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server for government work, lifting a cloud over her presidential campaign two days before the US election. FBI Director James Comey made the announcement in a letter to Congress, saying the agency had worked “around the clock” to complete its review of newly discovered email and found no reason to change its July finding.  “During that process, we reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while ...

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FBI to investigate Clinton as Presidential race in 10 days

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MNA International Desk: FBI is to investigate Hillary Clinton again of email scandal and the news came in as the Presidential race is in just about 10 days. Clinton embarks this weekend on the hectic final 10 days of her White House campaign, determined to shake off renewed controversy over the FBI probe into her private emails. The veteran Democrat running to become the first female president of America is still the front-runner to win the November 8 election over her Republican rival Donald Trump. Clinton has a clear lead in the polls, and voting has already begun in 34 ...

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FBI to investigate Clinton as Presidential race in 10 days

MNA International Desk: FBI is to investigate Hillary Clinton again of email scandal and the news came in as the Presidential race is in just about 10 days. Clinton embarks this weekend on the hectic final 10 days of her White House campaign, determined to shake off renewed controversy over the FBI investigate into her private emails. The veteran Democrat running to become the first female president of America is still the front-runner to win the November 8 election over her Republican rival Donald Trump. Clinton has a clear lead in the polls, and voting has already begun in 34 ...

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Yahoo secretly searched customer emails for FBI

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MNA Technology Desk: Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software programme to search all of its consumers’ incoming emails for precise information provided by US intelligence officials, reported news agency. The company complied with a classified US government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the request of the National Security Agency or FBI, said three former employees of the events. Some specialists said this characterizes the first case to surface of a US Internet company agreeing to an intelligence agency’s request by searching all incoming mails, as opposed to examining stored messages or scanning ...

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