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Quoting Vladimir Lenin, Bill Kanarick describes the tectonic industry shifts brought on by the pandemic: “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where...

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Can you spot the fake receptor? The coronavirus can’t either.

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Belarusian hackers are turning the country’s surveillance state against it

In exchange, BYPOL has access to material from the Cyber Partisans to help them conduct investigations into the regime, which are then published on BYPOL’s own Telegram channel. Those investigations...

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