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Media: Trump has cancelled restrictions for cyber attacks on opponents of the USA - RIA Novosti, 8/16/2018


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MOSCOW, 16 Aug — RIA Novosti. The U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled the directive on use of cyberweapon concerning opponents of the country. The Wall Street Journal newspaper with reference to the sources familiar with a situation.© of AP Photo/John Minchillo writes about it the Penny has advised Turkey "not to try Trump's patience" In 2012 Barack Obama's administration has issued the directive known as Presidential Policy Directive 20. She regulated activity of the American departments in case of application of cyber attacks concerning opponents of the country. As reminds the edition, the contents of the document remained secret until in 2013 the ex-employee of National Security Agency Edward Snowden has published a number of confidential materials which concern work of intelligence agencies of the USA and Great Britain. According to newspaper sources, Trump's decision means weakening of restrictions for cyber attacks. So far it is unknown whether new rules instead of cancelled are approved. Sources of WSJ have refused to comment on this question, having referred to privacy. As the newspaper writes, it is supposed that cancellation of the directive will help support of the military operations, prevention of foreign intervention in elections and plunder of intellectual property. The unnamed interlocutor of the edition from administration called it "an offensive step forward". Earlier it was reported that in the American cybercommand have created the special working group on counteraction to actions of Russia in a cyberspace. The decision to strengthen protection in a cyberspace was accepted against the background of charges about allegedly intervention of Russia in presidential elections in the USA in 2016 and attempts to interfere with the upcoming elections in the congress in 2018 году.Москва repeatedly disproved charges of attempts to influence elections in the different countries, and the president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov called them "absolutely unfounded". The Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking about the Russian intervention in elections in the USA which was allegedly taking place and other countries I have said that any facts confirming it no. The adviser to the U.S. President for national security John Bolton has also said that he has received assurances from Vladimir Putin that Russia didn't interfere with elections in the States.

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