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Lebanese hackers stole a ton of data then left it on an open server

A Lebanese intelligence agency is thought to be behind the massive hacking campaign. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security company Lookoutreleased a report today detailing a major hacking campaign — dubbed Dark Caracal — that’s believed to have originated from Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security (GDGS), one of the country’s intelligence agencies. The companies found information […]

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OnePlus says up to 40,000 customers affected in credit card breach

The company is offering a year of free credit monitoring to those affected. After learning that fraudulent charges were appearing on its customers’ credit cards, smartphone maker OnePlus disabled support for credit card payments and launched an on-going investigation. The preliminary results are in, however, and they’re definitely concerning. In a statement released today, OnePlus said […]

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EV drivers could join forces to help balance power demand.  Audi isn’t going to let rival automakers like BMW and Tesla corner the market on home batteries. The German badge is testing a Smart Energy Network where solar-powered batteries not only help your home minimize use of the electrical grid, but talk to each other. The result is, as Audi put […]

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Volvo’s performance brand launches a 600HP plug-in hybrid

It’ll also be the brand’s only car with a gas engine. When Volvo declared that its Polestar performance brand would revolve around electric powertrains, it wasn’t kidding. Polestar has unveiled its first car, appropriately named the Polestar 1, and it’s a plug-in hybrid coupe that musters 600HP while managing a surprisingly large 93 miles of electric-only driving. This […]

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Europeans are building a giant clean energy island in the middle of the sea

Wind turbines are a great way to go green. Too bad people feel that they’re so gosh darn loud. So, if nobody wants turbines in their backyards, what can densely populated countries do to produce cleaner energy? Why not just build a massive artificial island surrounded by wind turbines out in the sea? On March 23, Denmark’s Energinet and the German and Dutch […]

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LG will build Europe’s biggest EV battery factory next year

As the auto industry fatefully moves into electric vehicles, Europe’s major car-makers need high capacity batteries. Until now, companies like VW, Volvo and BMW have had to import batteries from Asia. LG’s forthcoming car battery factory in Poland, the first in Europe, hopes to fulfil that growing demand. “The company has chosen Poland as the most competitive location […]