An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in 150 countries has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the US National Security Agency.
According to two US intelligence officials this week, hackers with connections to the Russian government played a role in the French election too.
About nine GB of data, apparently emails and documents stolen from Macron’s campaign, spread rapidly on Twitter, Facebook and the messaging forum 4chan.
The halt is among the most substantial changes to US surveillance policy in years and comes as digital privacy remains a contentious issue across the globe.
Richard Burr, a member of the US congress since 1995, called the Russian probe one of the biggest investigations undertaken in congress during his tenure.
Harold Thomas Martin allegedly spent 20 years stealing highly sensitive government material from the US intelligence agency relating to national defence.
It is unusual for a sitting president to attack a member of the judiciary, which the US constitution designates as a check on the power of the executive branch and Congress.
Technology giants like Apple and Google have pledged to not help Trump build a registry to target people on the basis of race, religion or national origin.
White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathisers located mostly in the US use Twitter with “relative impunity”, the report said.
Devices connected to the House’s internet via wifi or ethernet cables have been barred from accessing appspot.com, the domain where Google hosts custom-built apps, after the FBI notified Congress of a potential security vulnerability.