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Stealthy Russian hacker group resurfaces with clever new tricks
A band of Kremlin hackers involved in the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee has resurfaced. Researchers revealed today that the group has been involved in a years-long espionage campaign, penetrating the networks of at least three targets: The ministries of foreign affairs at two Eastern European countries and one European Union nation, including the network of that EU country’s Washington, DC embassy. “They rebuilt their arsenal,” says researcher Matthieu Faou. “They never stopped their espionage activity.”
Zuckerberg doubles down on free speech—the Facebook way
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a speech today at Gaston Hall auditorium at Georgetown University—which has hosted the likes of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Bono—to declare himself a champion of free speech. He spoke for nearly 40 minutes, and while he didn’t announce any new initiatives, he covered everything from conservative bias to Facebook’s reputation in the world.
Fast Fact: 50 percent
That’s the percentage of sales Volvo hopes will be from fully electric cars by 2025 (the other 50 percent would be hybrids). The company, which is on a mission to drop its emissions by 40 percent, just unveiled its first all-electric car, the XC40 Recharge.
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