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No data lost in cyber attack on Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

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The government revealed on Monday that thousands of NHS computers (just under 5%) were still using the old Windows XP operating system, although a No 10 spokesman said other Windows systems were also affected. A Windows security update was released in March, but many users were yet to run it. Join us today as we discuss the impact of the Ransomware attack and how Google is influencing our schools. Read More »

Google Assistant is Now Going Head to Head with Siri on iOS

Samsung for instance is trying something similar with its new Bixby Vision feature on the Galaxy S8 phones. This critically bests the Echo in that it actually dials a phone number - you can call any mobile or landline, rather than dialing someone else's Google Home or phone via the Home app. Read More »

The BC Liberals win a minority government

The see-saw election battle ended with 43 Liberals, 41 New Democrats and three Greens, although recounts could still change the outcome. But Furstenau still comfortably won the riding by 1,500 votes over her nearest challenger from the NDP. Read More »

Hurt, 2 Arrested in Violence Outside Turkish Embassy in DC

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Metropolitan police said two people were arrested. " We weren't doing anything wrong ", a pro-Erdogan demonstrator, Mustafa Dikilitas , told ABC television. Erdogan issued a statement afterward congratulating Trump for his presidential election victory. He emphasised that Washington would "offer support to Ankara" in its fight against terrorism and "reinvigorate trade and commercial ties". Read More »

Grassley, Feinstein ask for Comey memos

After all, this is a candidate who during the 2016 presidential campaign actually said these words about Hillary Clinton: "We can't have someone in the Oval Office who doesn't understand the meaning of the word 'confidential.' ". Bush and Democrat Barack Obama. Rosenstein, the second-in-command at the Justice Department, wrote that Mueller is "authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters". Read More »

Republicans are starting to defy Trump on Russian Federation

Let's start with some background. As the rhetoric in Washington continues to heat up over an evidence free allegation President Trump told former FBI Director James Comey to stop the bureau's investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, attorneys familiar with White House scandals and obstruction of justice are telling everyone to take a breath. Read More »

Senate Judiciary leaders invite Comey to testify

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Mueller's appointment "confirms that the investigation into Russian intervention into our election will continue, as stated last week by Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe". His current law firm, WilmerHale in Boston, also represents former Trump campaign manger Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. Said former congressman Charlie Bass, a New Hampshire Republican who served during the Clinton impeachment process: "We're not ... Read More »

Obamacare repeal vote signals Republicans' confidence

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People who lose their Medicaid, don't go to the doctor, and wind up finding out too late that they're sick. We do know that the bill polls very badly, and it's unlikely that individual provisions poll well - there's not a lot of support out there for cutting off funding for special education, for example. Read More »

Google Android OS installed on 2 bn active devices

Google's computer programs are gaining a better understanding of the world, and now it wants them to handle more of the decision-making for the billions of people who use its services. Yes, iPhone users will now be able to pitch Siri and Google Assistant directly against one another, within the same device. It's also prime for those in environments with slow data connections. Read More »

WannaCry: An global Cyber-attack that spread across the globe over night

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Many users report the amount of the ransom as $300 worth of bitcoin , a form of digital currency. While studying "WannaCry", researchers found potential links to the 2004 hack of Sony Pictures that was attributed to Pyongyang, as it occurred shortly before the release of "The Interview", a satirical film based around a conspiracy to kill North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un. Read More »

Senate Judiciary Wants Comey Memos

Flynn's resignation came hours after it was reported that the Justice Department had warned the White House weeks earlier that Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail for contacts with Kislyak before Trump took office on Jan 20. As the controversy swirled in Washington , Trump had defiant words during a speech to US Coast Guard Academy graduates in CT, complaining about media coverage and saying no politician in history "has been treated worse or more unfairly". Read More »

Chinese state media says US should take some blame for cyber attack

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When those users inadvertently click on the malicious file, illicit ransomware is quickly installed on the computer. In a matter of minutes, your files are our of reach. And, if you were guessing that Windows 10 wouldn't catch this malware, you might be wrong. Similarly, two big telecom companies, Telefónica (TEF) of Spain and Megafon of Russian Federation, were also hit, as was Japanese carmaker Nissan (NSANF) in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Tehran mayor withdraws from Iran's presidential race

From 1981 to 1989, Mirsalim served as a senior adviser to Ayatollah Khamenei, who was president at the time. "To protect this great ideal, I ask all of my supporters across the country to offer all of their support to the success of our dear brother, Ebrahim Raisi". Read More »

Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting

Trump has denied that he asked Comey to close the FBI investigation into Flynn. There is no sign the FBI's Russian Federation investigation is closing. "That is what Congress does in conducting oversight of the executive branch", he said. Ryan stuck to that line and told reporters on Wednesday he still has confidence in Trump. Read More »

New French Prime Minister Described himself as a Man of the Right

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Newly inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron appointed a conservative prime minister on Monday in a move to broaden his political appeal and weaken his opponents before legislative elections in June. He is also a member of the mainstream-right Republicans party that was badly battered by Mr Macron's victory in the presidential campaign. In keeping with his promise of gender balance, Macron named nine men and nine women. Read More »

Amazon set to launch a new Echo with a screen

The other person you call doesn't also have to have an Amazon Echo Show . YouTube videos, lyrics for the songs you love - those are among the things you can see on the screen. It will be interesting to see whether this functionality is increased in the future to allow it to make voice calls outside of the home. While the voice-activated assistant is capable of connecting to devices such as the Philips Hue lighting system, ArsTechnica says it will also be compatible with "smart cameras ... Read More »

US Senate intel panel invites James Comey to testify in Public

While the White House immediately denied Trump had said anything like what he is accused of saying, comparisons were quickly drawn between what Comey's memo said Trump had done and President Richard Nixon's near impeachment for obstruction of justice ( among other articles ). Read More »

No rush to Trump judgment, Ryan says; Dems demand deep probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee sent two letters on Wednesday to former FBI Director James Comey and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe requesting their cooperation in the committee's ongoing investigation into Russia's election interference, and whether President Donald Trump's campaign was involved. Read More »

Google's newest vision-based product is here to make your life easier

Developers will be able to choose from 3 states shown in the top image: not excluding devices based on SafetyNet, excluding those that don't pass integrity, or excluding the latter plus those that aren't certified by Google. Long pressing the icon would display a notification right there. Google says that more than 50 billion apps are scanned everyday globally (remember that harmless pop-up on your new Android phone which requested your permission to allow Google to verify apps regularly?), ... Read More »

Microsoft Criticizes Government Creation of Hacking Tools

If you just take a sampling of local companies that start with "C", you'll come across Carbonite (which offers online backup), CounterTack (endpoint security), and Cybereason (endpoint/behavioral monitoring). According to a New York Times report , North Korea may be behind this recent attack. The attack, Smith says , "represents a completely unintended but disconcerting link between the two most serious forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today - nation-state action and ... Read More »

Hackers steal another cyber weapon from American spy agency

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If the user detects the malware within seconds after running it, he must power off the machine, then use an external boot disk to boot the machine and run a cleaner tool to prevent the ransomware from encrypting all his files. It's also possible, according to ProofPoint, that the attackers didn't mean to release the malware this soon, or this broadly, and were just as surprised at its rapid spread as everyone else. Read More »

Important Steps to Prepare for the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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On affected computers, the WannaCry software encrypts files and displays a ransom message demanding $300 in bitcoin . "This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem", says Microsoft President Brad Smith. Read More »

Google opens up digital assistant to iPhone

On the first day of its annual I/O conference at its Mountain View headquarters in San Francisco late on Wendesday, Google said "Android O" - that will be released later this year - would bring more fluid experiences to the devices as well as improvements to areas of the phone called "vitals" like battery life and security. Read More »

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Luttig clashed with the George W. Bush White House on a prominent terror case, rebuking the administration for its actions in the case involving "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla. "We can make a fast decision", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One before flying to southern Virginia, where he delivered his first commencement address as president at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school. Read More »

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

This was all very charming to watch from afar, as they're not my bones an angry Kessel wants to grind to make his bread. How much Kesler has gotten under Johansen's skin and whether the 32-year-old veteran can shake the anchor of Nashville's top line remains to be seen. Read More »

Worldwide cyber-attack "Wannacry"

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To recap, on Friday many NHS hospitals across the United Kingdom were forced to shut down IT systems and telephones lines, and in some cases cancel operations and send patients home, after being struck by the ransomware attack , later identified to be a variant of Wanna Decryptor/WannaCry/WCry. Read More »

White House calls Sally Yates a 'political opponent' of Trump

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News outlets previously reported that Flynn discussed USA sanctions with a Russian ambassador before Trump took office. Tl;dr: Sally Yates was the acting attorney general. Just days after the inauguration, moreover, Yates used those same NSA transcripts to try to get Flynn fired, by warning the White House that he was "vulnerable" to Russian extortion. Read More »

President Trump warns Comey about 'leaking', implies talks were recorded

Gomez said the director Trump appoints could try to end the investigation, but "I think that's when you're going to see a lot of resistance, both vocal and passive, from people within the FBI". Trump acted entirely on Rosenstein's recommendation when firing Comey. But Trump later admitted he had already planned to fire Comey, and told NBC's Lester Holt, "when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said, You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation ... Read More »

Britain's Labour launches 'radical, responsible' election manifesto

Labour has also promised it will increase corporation tax to 26 percent by 2022 and impose a "Robin Hood tax " on financial transactions. New borrowing worth £250bn over ten years will be invested in infrastructure such as roads, railways and broadband to "upgrade" the United Kingdom economy. Read More »

White House rejects allegations that Trump asked Comey to end Flynn probe

Donald Trump is set to embark Friday on his first foreign trip, which had been optimistically viewed by some aides as an opportunity to reset an administration floundering under an inexperienced president. Any investigation would pay close attention to the timeline. The White House immediately rejected the report , as Democrats seized on it as potential proof of "obstruction" of justice. Read More »