Is It Hypocritical To Charge Russia For Hacking Yahoo When The US Does The Same Thing?

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The US Justice Department yesterday unveiled the blockbuster charges that Russian government officials stood accused of collaborating with Russian criminal hackers in the 2014 Yahoo breach. To hear the Justice Department tell the story, this was a terrible breach of trust for a foreign government to hack into a US company to conduct espionage. Yet, in an era in which the shadowy world of spying has been illuminated by the harsh spotlight of Wikileaks, the Snowden disclosures and the more recent CIA hacking documents, is it hypocritical to charge the Russians with such activity?

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