Sci-tech

Hospitals in UK reportedly hit by large-scale cyber-attack

Hospitals in London, northwest England and other parts of the country reported problems with their computer systems. Researcher Costin Raiu of the Russian-based security firm Kaspersky said in a tweet, "So far, we have recorded more than 45,000 attacks of the #WannaCry ransomware in 74 countries around the world". [Full Article...]

Jakarta: Governor Ahok's Blasphemy Conviction Sparks Protests

Jakarta: Governor Ahok's Blasphemy Conviction Sparks Protests Bonnie Triyana, a historian who has chronicled Chinese Indonesian experiences, said Nasir was "scapegoating" the Chinese. Ironically, he also boosted Chinese-Indonesians' economic standing by barring them from government service, thereby pushing them into the private sector. [Full Article...]

Eurovision Automatic Qualifiers: Who to watch out for?

Eurovision Automatic Qualifiers: Who to watch out for? In both the semi finals and the finals , each country's residents vote by calling or texting a particular number, and they aren't allowed to vote for their own country. Because Kostov was born in Moscow, and because Russia's entry Julia Samoilova was barred from entering the Ukraine-set contest after performing in Russian-occupied Crimea. [Full Article...]

Bye-bye Blue House As S. Korean Leader Shuns Imperial Home

North Korea demanded on Thursday the handover of "terror suspects" who plotted to kill leader Kim Jong Un with a biochemical substance, repeating accusations it made last week that USA and South Korean spies were behind the plan. On Thursday, the US director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that North Korea posed "a very significant, potentially existenti... [Full Article...]

NHS computer systems being held to ransom across England — NHS cyber-attack

A number of countries and organizations have been affected". Another, at cyber-security firm Kaspersky , said that the ransomware had been spotted cropping up in 74 countries and that the number was still growing. He said that mobile communications haven't been affected. "Steps have been taken to isolate their IT systems to minimise the risk of any virus spreading to other parts of the NHS"... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Makes First Launch of US Spy Satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sits on launch pad 39A just before its scheduled morning launch was cancelled due to a technical issue on April 30, 2017 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive United States payload, known as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk , various media reported today. [Full Article...]

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) Given Outperform Rating at Credit Suisse Group AG

On Monday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, February 6 by Robert W. CEP's primary business objectives are to complete construction of the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal and, thereafter, to generate stable cash flows sufficient to pay the initial quarterly distribution to the unitholders and, over ti... [Full Article...]

Google Maps now comes with street view images for Android

Google Maps now comes with street view images for Android Android Police was the first one to notice this change, and believes that this feature rolled out in a broader fashion in recent days itself. The change was spotted by Android Police , which also reports about other minor, mostly cosmetic changes. [Full Article...]

Cyberattack across Europe closes hospitals, disrupts phone service

They have asked patients not to come to the hospitals unless it was an emergency. "NHS Digital are investigating the incident and across the NHS we have tried and tested contingency plans to ensure we are able to keep the NHS open for business". [Full Article...]

Nepal signs up to China's new Silk Road plan

Being a country along the Belt and Road, he found, has not resulted in more Chinese investment than is received by other parts of the developing world. The Prime Minister will also visit Hangzhou and Hong Kong. Reaching from east to west, the Silk Road Economic Belt will extend to Europe through Central Asia and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road will link sea lanes to Southeast Asia, the Middl... [Full Article...]

Microsoft announces Azure apps for iOS and Android devices

Microsoft announces Azure apps for iOS and Android devices Microsoft-under CEO Satya Nadella, who kicked off the show on Wednesday-is battling to make sure that the tens of thousands of companies running Windows and Office now stick with the company and its Azure cloud as they go forward. The transition is seamless and they now have access to the new breakthrough system and capabilities offered by Azure Cosmos DB . The move basically makes it possibl... [Full Article...]

Attorneys say 8-year-old Ohio boy was bullied before killing himself

Attorneys say 8-year-old Ohio boy was bullied before killing himself When Reynolds arrived to pick him up from school that day, she was told only that he had fainted; if she had known he was beaten, she said, she would have taken him out of school and to the hospital. The Cincinnati Enquirer has asked Cincinnati Public Schools to release the video of the assault. Gabriel Taye was on the ground unconscious for five minutes. [Full Article...]

Massive worldwide ransomware attack sweeps across UK, Europe and beyond

Attacks of this kind have spiked in the past year, jumping from 340,665 attacks in 2015 to 463,841 in 2016, according to Symantec. Ransomware is malware that encrypts important files, essentially locking people out of their computers unless they pay up or have their entire system deleted. [Full Article...]

New S. Korea President to Defuse Tensions

New S. Korea President to Defuse Tensions When they take place, diplomatic sources in Seoul say North Korea's nuclear threats will top the agenda as well as the South Korea-U.S. free trade deal and the costs related to the THAAD missile defense system. government, since the two sides have had little direct contact in recent years. Moon may oppose Trump's drive to isolate the North. "President Moon noted the reality was that most of ... [Full Article...]

Colorado teacher kills herself amid student sex probe, family says

Colorado teacher kills herself amid student sex probe, family says Just days after police found a teacher dead after reports surfaced of a possible relationship with a student, the Jefferson County Coroner confirmed Drake Middle School teacher Gretchen Krohnfeldt took her own life. The school's principal immediately contacted the authorities when he learned about the alleged affair. Authorities were alerted to the situation by a staff member at the middle s... [Full Article...]

Massive Ransomware Hack Hits Windows Users Worldwide

The attacks came overnight in the form of ransomware, a technique used by hackers that locks users' files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual currency Bitcoin. The mayor of the small community of Timra, Sweden - population 10,000 - told Reuters it has "around 70 computers that have had a unsafe code installed". [Full Article...]

North Korea wants South Korea to extradite spy chief

Moon Jae-in, a liberal former human rights lawyer, was sworn in on Wednesday and said in his first speech as president he would immediately address security tensions that have raised fears of war on the Korean Peninsula. On Thursday, the US director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that North Korea posed "a very significant, potentially existential thre... [Full Article...]

UK Communist leader says Jeremy Corbyn is 'similar to John Major'

A draft of Labour's manifesto leaked on Wednesday night said the party would place "peace, universal rights and worldwide law" at the heart of foreign policy, while committing to meeting the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation target of spending 2% of GDP on defence and to maintaining the Trident nuclear deterrent. [Full Article...]

Real survive early Atletico onslaught to reach final

Real survive early Atletico onslaught to reach final When Raphael Varane brought down Fernando Torres four minutes later and Antoine Griezmann converted the penalty, the comeback seemed a real possibility. Isco's goal at the Vicente Calderon Stadium left Atletico in need of scoring three more goals to advance to the final and avoid another Champions League elimination against the city rival. [Full Article...]

Microsoft making mobile connection with Windows update

It displays a timeline of the tasks you have done for the past day or days, allowing you to jump back to an old task or app with a click. And, with 500 million Windows 10 devices, if it can succeed, then Microsoft might have another shot at being relevant on mobile - even if it doesn't have a phone. [Full Article...]


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