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WannaCry: Free software is the way forward
- May 20, 2017

Security researchers have been warning that this would happen for years now. In addition to Microsoft's Security Bulletin MS17-010 that patched the vulnerability in March, the company also issued a separate patch on Friday for users of older and unsupported operating systems such as Windows XP. (more...)
Arctic Council ministerial - View from the United States
- May 20, 2017

Its focus is sustainable development and environmental protection of the Arctic. Trump has labeled climate change a hoax , defying widening worldwide support for the Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. In another agreement reached Thursday, the eight countries agreed to facilitate access by scientists and their equipment and materials to identified Arctic areas and research facilities. (more...)
Pirated, outdated operating systems contributes in global ransomware attack
- May 20, 2017

However, many organizations - including hospitals - had not appropriately updated their systems. The attack, known as " WannaCry " had a major impact across Asia as workers there returned to work on Monday, with Chinese state media saying nearly 30,000 institutions there had been infected . (more...)
GST meeting in Srinagar sends clear political message
- May 20, 2017

Apart from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is chairing the GST Council meet, finance ministers of 29 states and three union territories who will hold the final deliberations on the biggest tax reform since independence, the Goods and Services Tax (GST). (more...)
China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track China's Xi says willing to put South Korea ties back on track
- May 20, 2017

The prime minister also called for Korea's faithful implementation of the 2015 bilateral agreement to resolve the issue of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, as it "is an agreement between the two countries". "Moon is no different from any other new governments in terms of removing old legacies", said Lee Jun-han, a political science professor at the Incheon National University. (more...)
Alisher Usmanov launches £1billion bid to buy Arsenal
- May 20, 2017

Usmanov, or indeed any other interested parties. Alisher Usmanov has made a £1bn bid to buy out the majority shareholder at Arsenal, according to Sky sources. Arsenal fans have been disappointed by the club's performance this season and manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday a decision on his future will be made at a board meeting following the FA Cup final clash against Chelsea this month. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 set to be announced next week Xiaomi Mi Max 2 set to be announced next week
- May 20, 2017

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features a 6.44 inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS Display with a pixel density of 403ppi. Xiaomi has confirmed that it will launch more Mi branded smartphones in India, but the device name, model remains unknown. As you can see, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 will be quite a large smartphone, just like its predecessor, as they share the display size. If the rumours are to be believed, the upcoming Mi Max 2 would see a significant overhaul in nearly all departments, be it ... (more...)
Volkswagen to reveal long-awaited Up GTI at Worthersee Volkswagen to reveal long-awaited Up GTI at Worthersee
- May 19, 2017

Well. we don't know yet because we haven't driven it. It's quicker than the original Golf GTi, but not by a huge margin: The 1976 Golf GTi could sprint to 62 miles per hour in 9.0 seconds flat and had a top speed of 113 miles per hour, but we have a feeling the VW Up! GTi offers a 0-62 miles per hour sprints in 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 122 miles per hour. (more...)
Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Apple Inc. Lowered by William Blair (AAPL)
- May 19, 2017

The firm has "Buy" rating by Needham given on Friday, March 24. FMR LLC now owns 163,812,996 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $23,533,376,000 after buying an additional 5,830,423 shares in the last quarter. Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio . The Company also delivers digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App StoreSM, iBookstoreSM, and Mac App Store. (more...)
US Senator McCain calls for Turkish ambassador's dismissal
- May 19, 2017

The newspaper editorial team called them "thugs", and called for a stronger US response, including the dismissal of Embassy staff from the country. The statement said that the US communicated its concerns to the Turkish government "in the strongest possible terms". (more...)
Trusts told to remain vigilant with updated cyber-attack guidance Trusts told to remain vigilant with updated cyber-attack guidance
- May 19, 2017

Several hospitals and health facilities in the NHS network suffered internal chaos after being hit with a hacking technique known as ransomware, which also affected institutions in more than 100 countries. An NHS IT worker told the Guardian that users experienced a "bitcoin virus pop-up", demanding payment before they could access their PCs. The minister assisting the prime minister for cyber security , Dan Tehan, said that government agencies and the nation's critical infrastructure have ... (more...)
Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green
- May 19, 2017

Five moss cores - or column-like samples drilled from the Earth - showed evidence of what scientists called "changepoints", or points in time after which biological activity clearly increased. They are going to study the severity of the effect before global warming was enhanced by human activities. "If greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, Antarctica will head even further back in geologic time...perhaps the peninsula will even become forested again someday, like it was during ... (more...)
Blizzard teases new Overwatch skins, maps and more Blizzard teases new Overwatch skins, maps and more
- May 19, 2017

You can check out the skins and new Arena maps in the gallery below, while voice lines are further down the page. In other news, Blizzard is going to rerelease "Overwatch". With Overwatch's One Year Anniversary event set to kick off next week, on May 23rd, fans shouldn't have to wait much longer to learn more about the dance emotes. (more...)
The T. rex could pulverize bones with a force of 7800 pounds The T. rex could pulverize bones with a force of 7800 pounds
- May 19, 2017

The Tyrannosaurus rex's bone-crushing capacity, known as "extreme osteophagy " is usually seen in carnivorous mammals such as wolves, but not in reptiles, whose teeth do not allow for chewing up bones. If a T. rex came across a carcass, it could still enjoy an easy meal. For this research, the team, from Florida State University , build on previous models they had created to study how the musculature of living crocodilian species contribute to bite forces. (more...)
India seeks to avoid ATM tears from WannaCry ransomware
- May 19, 2017

In Kerala, the computers of two village panchayats were hit, with messages demanding $300 in virtual currency to unlock the files. Officials at Thariyode panchayat office in Wayanad found on Monday that four of their computers have been hacked. (more...)
WannaCry 2.0: Get Ready For a New Round of Ransomware Attacks
- May 19, 2017

On top of that, the NSA would likely be able to claim that it is shielded from liability under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, which says that the government can not be sued over carrying out its official duties. "Although ransomware on a public sector system isn't even newsworthy, systems being hit simultaneously across the country is (contrary to popular belief, most NHS employees don't open phishing emails which suggested that something to be this widespread it would have to be ... (more...)
Lexi Thompson shoots 65 day after sky diving with Navy Seals Lexi Thompson shoots 65 day after sky diving with Navy Seals
- May 19, 2017

Thompson finished the round wit. Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn, the world's No. 3-ranked player, made only one birdie on the way to a pedestrian round of 1-over-par 72. The Indian ace, victor of two titles on the Ladies European Tour past year, will look to make it count when she begins a three-week swing at the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia this week. (more...)
Microsoft's next Surface Pro leaked ahead of May 23 launch Microsoft's next Surface Pro leaked ahead of May 23 launch
- May 19, 2017

The leaked images suggest that Microsoft is bringing the its Alcantara fabric-covered keyboard to the Surface Pro range, a move that will no doubt divide opinion. It is expected to be powered by Intel's latest 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors, coupled with upgraded RAM and internal memory specifications. However, the tablet won't come with this moniker, it will reportedly simply be the Surface Pro , ditching the number. (more...)
Average Brokerage Rating Of Sprint Corporation (S), Intel Corporation
- May 19, 2017

Blackrock Inc accumulated 0.1% or 953,242 shares. 125,800 are held by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. The stock has "Sector Weight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 19. The company's current price-earnings ratio amounts to 21.15 times earnings, above the average P/E ratio of 20.08 times earnings. As of December 31, 2016, its operations included eight steelmaking and finishing plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across states, including ... (more...)
English club Nottingham Forest bought by Olympiakos owner English club Nottingham Forest bought by Olympiakos owner
- May 19, 2017

Marinakis, the shipping magnate who also owns the Greek champions Olympiakos, has passed the EFL owners' and directors' test and his NF Football Investments will now be permitted to purchase 100% of the club's shares from the previous owner, Fawaz al-Hasawi. (more...)

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