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Cyber attack shuts down Aussie businesses


As of 9am AEST today at least a dozen Australian small businesses are believed to have been hit by WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware, according to the government. On March 14, the company had released a security update to patch the vulnerability. Microsoft rolled out over the weekend a patch for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8, which are operating systems for which it no longer provides mainstream support. Read More »

US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'


The Trump administration has been aggressively pressing Beijing to rein in North Korea, warning that all options are on the table if Pyongyang persists with its nuclear and missile development. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has justified its latest long, medium-range ballistic missile test-firing as "routine work to raise nuclear capability for self-defense", rejecting a UN Security Council statement of condemnation. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Released From Prison

In a statement to ABC News (America), Manning said she appreciated the support she had received from people all over the world. Her motivation for the leaks, she wrote at the time , was that they would spark "worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms", a conceit that she later apologized for during her trial, citing her fragile mental and emotional state as a person transitioning in a war zone. Read More »

Many Trump voters remain loyal to president


The committee also asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to give the committee any notes that Comey might have made regarding discussions he had with White House or Justice Department officials about Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Monday's Stanley Cup Playoffs betting preview: Senators at Penguins

Game 1 of the NHL Eastern Conference final didn't exactly go according to plan for the Penguins , and after beating the Pens in overtime Saturday night, it's the underdog Senators that have the early advantage in the series. Those were a few of the only highlights in the second, which ended the same way it began: with the Senators up by a lone goal. "Whether it's overtime or third period or we're leading or we're trailing". Read More »

Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote


It seems that either of the leading candidate could win on Friday, and the different outcomes would have different consequences in terms of certain strategic policies, particularly the long term prospects for the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers. Read More »

Republican Oversight Chairman ready to Subpoena Trump-Comey FBI Memos

A US House Committee has requested the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide all documents that its former director James Comey had on President Donald Trump, a media report said. According to The New York Times , the intelligence information was provided by Israel, where Trump is headed next week. "It is obvious that there are some people out there who want to harm the President". Read More »

Watch Destiny 2's Official Gameplay Premiere Here

After months of rumour and speculation, Bungie has finally revealed the Destiny 2 release date. Destiny 2 is out September 8 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If that's not enough, our own Destiny mega-fan Chandler Wood is over at the actual event, and he's getting some hands-on time with the game! They represent each of the Guardian classes: Titan, Warlock and Hunter and act as leaders of the Guardians - directing the action and setting mission objectives. Read More »

2 dead after tornadoes touch down in Wisconsin, Oklahoma


Reports indicated 2-inch diameter hail hit in Polk County and hail also hit the community of Somerset hard in St. Croix County, Griesinger said. Cattle have been killed, but Risenhoover said he had no immediate reports of people injured. A nearby turkey farm was also destroyed. "There are several more people and businesses to thank for the support, food, water, et cetera, and in the coming days I hope to be able to thank them", Fitzgerald said. Read More »

Marcus: Why didn't Trump want anyone to hear his conversation with Comey?

Comey has been in high demand in the two weeks since Trump abruptly fired him, reportedly for pursuing an investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation. "I don't think it's an exaggeration". 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 »

Ducks even Western Conference series with 5-3 win over Predators


With his second-period goal and 35th of his playoff career, Ducks RW Corey Perry tied Teemu Selanne for second on the franchise's all-time playoff goals list. The lone goal held up for nearly 40 minutes, when Evgeni Malkin scored at 14:25 of the third to tie the game. They are, after all, the last visiting team to win a playoff game there, doing it twice last spring, although they still lost the first-round series in seven games. Read More »

Voices of Iranians ahead of presidential election

In suspending his campaign, the third unsuccessful run he has made at the presidency, Qalibaf released a statement calling the Rouhani camp of moderates and reformists "pseudo-revolutionaries" who are "consuming the roots of the revolution like termites". Read More »

Some of Google's new features seem … familiar


Android, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Daydream and more were among the top highlights. Like other virtual reality platforms, Google Daydream is now announcing its independence of smartphones in the form of new standalone headphones. Read More »

US President Donald Trump did not threaten James Comey: White House

Trump spent most of the week out of sight, a marked change from a typically jam-packed schedule that often includes multiple on-camera events per day. Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now under assault and "eroding". Read More »

Google's New Offerings Focus On Artificial Intelligence In Apps, Services

Another big change to Google Home is the ability to make hands-free calls to the U.S. or Canada for free. That is why Google announced that appliances will eventually support Google Assistant, starting with LG and GE. When Google announced the news today at the I/O Developer Conference, Scott Huffman, the VP of Engineering, said that it would be available later today. Read More »

Un premier Conseil des ministres pour fixer le cap du quinquennat — Macron


Egalement reporté d'un jour, le Conseil des ministres se tiendra jeudi. Depuis le perron de l'Elysée , le secrétaire général Alexis Kohler, a dévoilé cette liste ce mercredi. Ces derniers mois, plusieurs personnalités politique de droite et de gauche , le plus souvent énarques, ont démissionné de la fonction publique, estimant que le cumul assez courant était malsain et que leur geste montrait leur volonté de changer profondément les mœurs de la classe politique française. Read More »

Global cyberattack: A simple explanation


The attack held users hostage by freezing their computers, popping up a red screen with the words, "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. Read More »

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis

Up to this point, the congressional GOP has served mainly to enable Trump's excesses and flagrant misbehaviors because they need him to sign the ObamaCare repeal and regressive tax cuts into law. Fisher was assistant attorney general for the department's criminal division under President George W. Bush. He was appointed by Federation Internationale de Football Association in 2012 to investigate World Cup bidding contests, then resigned after he said the global soccer organization had ... Read More »

Google Assistant to feature on Apple's iPhones

It will let third-party device makers inject the conversational technology into devices like dish washers, door locks, and vacuum cleaners. The company will also preview new Android Auto features. Aside from past year , when the company was mysteriously quiet on the matter, I/O has been Google's committed venue for discussing its own interest in VR. Read More »

Oil prices slip as U.S. crude stocks rise again

Seven out of 13 members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - representing 84 percent of the producer club's collective output - have publicly stated support for continuing their supply curbs. Oil prices have gained support from the supply cut pact but high inventories and rising USA production have acted as a brake on the recovery. But eurozone equity markets - less exposed to commodity-driven stocks - fared less well. Read More »

ACLU Files to Get Comey's Memo on Trump Conversation

Turley weighed in on the report that FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo in which he accused Trump of asking him to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn. "Any one of these facts in isolation may be problematic but may not be sufficient". He added: "Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media". Read More »

Macron unveils new French cabinet


French President Emmanuel Macron's office is delaying the announcement of the new government while authorities check the tax records and backgrounds of potential ministers. The 39-year-old former investment banker meets Merkel a day after her conservatives won a regional vote in Germany's most populous state, boosting her quest for a fourth term in office after a national election due on September 24. Read More »

Trump Threatens Comey In New Tweet

The White House had no immediate comment. "That was a DOJ decision". The original explanation from Trump and his White House was that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. but we don't know all the evidence yet". In this atmosphere, it's better for spokespersons to signal they are out of the loop. "I don't want to jeopardize the Senate investigation going on". Read More »

Officers honor fallen in Washington


Emporia Police Chief Scott Cronk encouraged people to view the ceremony as a celebration of life. "In 2017, (not just in Utah) 45 officers and six K9s have worked their last watch - they've passed that duty onto us". "This is a community event", Myrick said. Lancashire Police is one of many forces which is now backing the national campaign - and they are encouraging residents across the county to get fundraising. Read More »

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy


Han Min-koo told South Korea's parliament that Sunday's test had been detected by the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system, which was deployed in South Korea last month, infuriating China . The North has consistently test-fired missiles in that direction. On Tuesday, the United States said it believed it could persuade China to impose new U.N. Read More »

Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies for Ransomware Disaster

Security analysts have concluded the malware is spread through an exploit previously discovered by the NSA, which was embarrassingly leaked to the public through a mysterious group called Shadow Brokers. " Microsoft's view that governments shouldn't stockpile vulnerabilities at all is unrealistic", the source told Vocativ. Microsoft legal chief Brad Smith said, "We take every single cyberattack on a Windows system seriously, and we've been working around the clock since Friday to help all ... Read More »

Chuck Hagel, Rep. Lynch Respond To Comey Memo Revelations27:00


Reports of his vast collection of notes, files and records kept during his tenure with President Donald Trump (and probably with President Barack Obama), seem to indicate that Comey planned to insulate himself with a wealth of information in the event he was ever ousted or blamed for a mis-step. Read More »

Zac Efron & Alexandra Daddario Are 'Baywatch' Bondi Babes


Ready or not, Baywatch is back. But having spent time on Bondi Beach with his co-star, True Detective's Alexandra Daddario , he said he was actually going to petition to shoot the next Baywatch movie Down Under. The first few weeks of training were so tough, Alexandra says, there were times she had to take a break because she was overwhelmed with nausea. Despite being a Hollywood film, it has all the elements of any masala Bollywood film, except Bollywood-songs, which they ... Read More »

LeBron James, Kevin Love help Cavaliers crush Celtics in Game 1

There was a crucial moment in the third quarter where the Celtics went to a zone to try to stop dribble penetration. He knows when to post-up, when to take the open jumper, and has been much more confident in his 3-point shooting. He scored 11 of 13 points for Boston as the Celtics stretched their advantage to 110-100. "It was just playing basketball", Brown said. "He was the difference today - a huge difference". Read More »

Senate panel wants James Comey to testify


It simply means the House of Representatives will bring charges against the president, he said a day after the New York Times reported that it found a memo in which the sacked FBI Director James Comey said that he was asked by Trump to stop Flynn's investigations. Read More »

Putin Says He'll Send Congress Records Of That Controversial Meeting


National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday afternoon defended Trump's comments during last week's meeting, which he described as "wholly appropriate". His criticism has been followed by a steady stream of leaks to the media that have been damaging to Trump and exposed an FBI investigation into his associates' possible ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Google Gives Artificial Intelligence More Power in its Products


We're also adding Bluetooth support to Google Home, so you can play any audio from your iOS or Android device. Next up, the little speaker will gain something called "proactive assistance". Currently, Google Home only provides audio replies via its built-in speaker. The edge this gives Google over competitors' offerings is the speed and freedom to experiment, says Jeff Dean, a senior fellow on the Google Brain team. Read More »

Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?


Prices of bonds, regarded as a safe haven in times of market turbulence, rallied. Other Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Rayn, have questioned why Comey did not act on the issue. On May 12th, the president tweeted that Comey "better hope there are no tapes" of a conversation. The White House has denied that Trump attempted to influence the investigation. Read More »