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Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking safeguards for elections

SAN FRANCISCO: A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how US elections can be defended from hacking attacks. The 27-page guidebook shown to Reuters ahead of publication calls for campaign leaders to emphasize security from the start and insist on practices such as two-factor authentication for access to email and documents and fully encrypted messaging via services including Signal and Wickr. Read More:…

Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

MOSCOW: Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box. The former world number one and five-time Grand Slam title winner told a Russian chat show that she particularly enjoyed lacing up a pair of boxing gloves as part of her fitness regime. "I tried boxing as I needed to keep myself in good form. It was great as I could imagine some particular people whom I wanted to hit," said the…

Malia Obama headed to Harvard

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 after taking a year off from studies following her high school graduation this spring, the White House said on Sunday.