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How American Democrats found their Russian hackers.

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I don't think a lot of people connect Russia hacking with Edward Snowden's disclosures about what the NSA does. Those things seem to exist in two different realms, they don't overlap. Everyone is freaking out that Russia might be hacking American computer systems, yet everyone knows the NSA completely owns the internet - there's nothing that happens without it going through some NSA bug. It's very hypocritical.

Live from St. Petersburg, investigative journalist Yasha Levine sorts through the murk of the DNC / hack / leak(?) story - from the still-missing proof of Russian involvement, to the very apparent signs of gross incompetence within the DNC - and warns against trusting a convenient Democratic narrative short on details.

[Some static thru the first half of this, wish we could blame Russia but looks like a WNUR problem]

Yasha wrote the article From Russia, With Panic for The Baffler.

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Yasha Levine

Yasha Levine is an author and investigative journalist. His book Surveillance Valley will be out in 2018.

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