The FBI hacked computers in more than a hundred countries in 2015, and it turns out one of those was Russia. The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday that an operation aimed at taking down a child porn ring included hacking into Russian computers. The operation was first disclosed last year by VICE, which found out that the FBI had hacked into more than 8,000 computers in 120 countries, but didn’t name the countries.
Adam Jentleson was out trick-or-treating on Halloween in 2016 when his cellphone rang. It was his boss, Harry Reid, then the Senate minority leader. Jentleson removed his werewolf mask and took the call. “I remember him sounding more shaken than he’d ever sounded before in the seven years that I worked for him,” Jentleson recalled.
Days before the 2016 presidential election, Dmitri Alperovitch stood on a stage in Washington, D.C. and delivered a speech he called “how to win elections.”Several months earlier, the Soviet-born Alperovitch had shot to fame as the first person to accuse Russia of being behind the cyber hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that uncovered emails that proved embarrassing to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".