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U.S. Tech Firms Pushed Against Ban on Work with Russian Spy Agency

As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB’s alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters. New U.S. sanctions put in place by former President Barack Obama last December — part of a broad suite of actions taken in response to Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election — had made it a crime for American companies to have any business relationship with the FSB, or Federal Security Service.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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