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Russian woman accused for spying - met Trump
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:41:38 AM »
Russian woman accused for spying - met Trump

Maria Butina Worked on Cybersecurity

Accused Russian spy, Maria Butina, was a graduate student at American University where she was working on a school project that’s purpose was to gather information on the cyberdefenses of U.S. nonprofit organizations that worked on issues of media freedom and human rights. The project was to help find vulnerabilities in their security systems.

Butina’s professor was an adviser to the State Department on cybersecurity matters and American University worked in conjunction with a non-profit group known as Internews which advises other non-profits on cybersecurity.

U.S. officials are concerned that information from the State Department was exposed to Russian intelligence, but the State Department says they were not involved in this particular project that Butina was heading and there is no evidence to the contrary.

Prosecutors have alleged that Butina’s enrollment at American University was a cover. Butina was well connected politically, especially with the NRA (National Rifle Association) where she headed her own gun rights organization.

With her ongoing case, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted a defense motion to subpoena Butina’s academic records at American University.

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Re: Russian woman accused for spying - met Trump
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 03:38:38 PM »
It is a good thing that I and some of my colleagues were not studying in the United States. From what we can see here, there's a good chance that we would, today, be imprisoned for espionage for some of the University projects we worked on.

Given that project work is, these days, almost never carried out alone, but in groups, and is always monitored and assessed, how can it be that her supervising lecturers, professors, and project group members are not facing the same imprisonment and show trial as she?

This is ridiculous.
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