Explore this cool visual breakdown of the Mueller report

The online news website Axios has published a handy visual search tool for exploring the final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The Axios team coded each passage in the 448-page report, calling out the major people, organizations, events, places and topics for easy browsing.

They categorized over 2,500 pieces of text — all you have to do is select a topic of interest from the dropdown. The matching passages then appear highlighted for you.

Pay particular attention to the passages involving Russia’s “Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU)” and “Internet Research Agency,” which have been central to the Kremlin’s political and economic meddling in the United States and across the West.

Check out the visualization here

Russians hacking GPS again

The Russian government has deliberately set false GPS signals affecting thousands of ships and airplanes moving through the Black Sea near Ukraine. This is according to the Centre for Advanced Defense, a security think tank, which reports that Russia has hacked the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) on a mass scale.

The C4AD study found that 1,311 civilian ships were affected by the false GNSS signals across nearly 10,000 incidents.

Analysis by the cyber security monitoring service Digital Shadows noted that:

The geographical placement of the spoofing incidents closely aligns with places where Vladimir Putin was making overseas and domestic visits, suggesting that Russian forces had developed mobile GNSS jamming units to provide protection for the Russian president. The incidents also align with the locations of Russian military and government resources.

Read the full story on Business Insider.

Bipartisan bill targets Russian election interference

A bill introduced by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) would require that the Director of National Intelligence inform Congress within 60 days of every federal election whether there was any foreign meddling — and if so, impose sanctions on the offenders.

The Rubio-Van Hollen bill resembles an executive order issued by President Trump last year requiring the administration to determine if foreign election interference occurred and, if so, to impose sanctions. The senators supported the president’s executive order, but nevertheless want to see their legislation get passed.

Read more at The Hill