President Trump relaxes US rules on the use of cyber weapons

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Trump had promised a more offensive approach to cyber security during the presidential elections
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Trump had promised a more offensive approach to cyber security during the presidential elections

Trump reverses Obama-era policies on the use of cyber weaponry

President Trump has relaxed US government rules on the use of cyber weapons, reversing stricter rules drawn up in a memorandum under his predecessor, President Obama. Trump signed the order on Wednesday,...

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