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Has the US Election Been Hacked by Russian Intelligence?

July 29th, 2016

Episode 1218 of 1326 episodes

The hashtag #DNCLeak lit up social media over this weekend with the news that Wikileaks had posted thousands of emails from within the leadership of the US Democratic Party that implied a degree of hostility to the Bernie Sanders campaign and a perceived desire for Hillary Clinton to win the ticket. But who hacked the account in the first place. Security researchers point the finger squarely at Russian intelligence. Russian Authorities have flat out denied this but what does the evidence say? Can Trump be linked to it? We go into all of the detail in this week's show. Plus we also explore the differences between Apple's Carplay and Android Auto. We also meet the creators of the start-up Lost My Name who are trying to build a market for personalised storybooks for you kids using data.