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LG launches LG Pay m-payment system in South Korea LG launches LG Pay m-payment system in South Korea
- June 03, 2017

It can store up 10 cards - including loyalty cards, mobile carrier cards and retail store card - and can be used to pay for transport. "Users of LG G6 already equipped with the LG Pay hardware can use LG Pay right through the sequential software update", the company says. (more...)
Indian players 'intimidated' by Kumble?
- June 02, 2017

Incidentally, Messrs Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman had hand-picked Kumble previous year, overlooking the claims of Ravi Shastri, who'd been heading the support staff as team director. Speaking to Cricketnext , a senior BCCI official said that BCCI haven't received too many applications of repute. While Kumble is an automatic entry into the process, the others in the fray are Australian Tom Moody and Englishman Richard Pybus . (more...)
Spicer addresses confusion around 'covfefe' tweet from Trump
- June 02, 2017

Whatever it was, Trump's tweet did raise concerns about the health of a president who is 70 years old, overweight and just returned from a jam-packed eight-day trip across the Middle East and Europe. "The reporter was, of course, referencing Trump's pre-dawn tweet: " Despite the constant negative press covfefe " - which, faster than you can say "Ambien Tweeting" caused " #covfefe " to begin trending worldwide on Twitter . (more...)
Donald Trump's wife Melania rejects his affectionate advance
- May 27, 2017

While walking down the red carpet at Israel's Ben Gurion airport with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, the President had tried to hold the Melania's hand, only to be swatted away in full view of cameras. "It's different because he's reaching back for her, and we don't typically see that in photos from his presidency." It seemed like Trump and Melania pecked each other on the cheek, however attentive viewers noticed that it wasn't really a kiss. (more...)
Subpoenas issued for Flynn's businesses; contempt charge remains an option, senators say
- May 25, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee announced it has subpoenaed two companies owned by Flynn. Flynn decides to comply with our Intel Committee subpoena to produce business documents. "We'd like to hear his story because he publicly said he has a story to tell". A retired Army lieutenant general, Flynn became one of Trump's closest campaign advisers two months after he was paid in 2015 to speak at a Moscow gala, where he was seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
More than 25K child car seats at risk in crashes More than 25K child car seats at risk in crashes
- May 25, 2017

Graco Children's Products Inc.is recalling eight models of their Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints. The seats were made on July 22, 2014 and the code 2014/06 is on a tag on the harness webbing. Graco is notifying consumers and is providing, free of charge, replacement kits with new harness restraints and installation instructions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday that the webbing in the Graco My Ride 65 auto seat failed to meet Federal ... (more...)
Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen
- May 25, 2017

YES!" he captioned a photo of the couple on a boat in Lake Austin , Texas . "Nine years ago today I met this incredible woman in Denver, Colorado", Armstrong wrote. And we're not talking about performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong was one of the biggest figures in sports in the late 1990s through the 2000s thanks to his run of seven consecutive Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2005. (more...)
Ending North Korea's Cyber Impunity
- May 25, 2017

Researchers have found more digital fingerprints tying this month's WCry ransomware worm to the same prolific hacking group that attacked Sony Pictures in 2014 and the Bangladesh Central Bank past year. There have already been suggestions that the now infamous WannaCry ransomware was the work of the North Korean hacking group Lazarus . " The zip file was sent with a highly personalized message which shows the hackers have very detailed insight into the panel's current investigations ... (more...)
In pics: Kohli & Co. watch Sachin Tendukar biopic at premiere In pics: Kohli & Co. watch Sachin Tendukar biopic at premiere
- May 25, 2017

The movie is a biographical representation, directed by James Erskine under the production of Ravi Bhagchandka and Carnival Motion Pictures. The film features Tendulkar's cricket and personal life, as well as reveals few clandestine aspects of his life. (more...)
Revenue up at Take-Two as key franchises deliver Revenue up at Take-Two as key franchises deliver
- May 24, 2017

A PS4 and Xbox One version was released the following year and, in 2015, the game was finally released on PC. The company on Tuesday reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter that blew past analyst estimates. We invested our capital to grow and diversify our business further, including by acquiring Social Point, a leading free-to-play mobile game developer. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office
- May 24, 2017

According to several posts on Saturday on Zuckerberg's public Facebook page, the couple hiked around Katahdin and on the Appalachian Trail for part of the day Saturday. "There's a widely held myth that if people in other places just had better information they'd make better decisions" he wrote. According to Borghani, Chan was still wearing her new ME hat. (more...)
United Kingdom terrorism reinsurance fund says to respond fast to Manchester attack United Kingdom terrorism reinsurance fund says to respond fast to Manchester attack
- May 24, 2017

The national threat level now remains at "severe" and there is nothing to suggest there is any specific threat to our communities in Northumbria. Chief Constable Craig Guilford said plans would be assessed in Notts in light of Monday's attack in Manchester. (more...)
Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert
- May 22, 2017

The report said that in China, more than 29,000 IPs were infected by the virus from Friday to Saturday, most of which were universities, hospitals , transport systems and companies. One of the infection vectors in WannaCry is apparently a module that exploits a vulnerability (MS17-010) in Windows and uses a worm component to spread within a network. (more...)
Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks
- May 21, 2017

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said on Saturday that "The #aeCERT team in the TRA said that so far we have not received any e-government services cases that are affected by the virus". The country's banking system was also attacked, although no problems were detected, as was the railway system. As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought a rearguard battle against ransomware hackers, officials and experts on Sunday urged organizations and companies to update ... (more...)
Alibaba announces $6 billion buyback but misses EPS forecast Alibaba announces $6 billion buyback but misses EPS forecast
- May 21, 2017

Alibaba's adjusted earnings per share (EPS) came in at 4.35 yuan ($0.63), below estimates of 4.48 yuan.The company's shares listed in NY were marked down 3.6 percent to $116.6 in pre-market trading.Revenue from digital media and entertainment businesses surged 234 percent to 3.9 billion yuan, reflecting the dividends from the consolidation of Youku Tudou, the video streaming platform Alibaba acquired for $3.5 billion in October. (more...)
North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy
- May 21, 2017

Yang made the comments in a meeting with Seoul's envoy to China Lee Hae-chan, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Meanwhile the THAAD missile defense complex located in South Korea was able to record the launch of the North Korean missile on May 14, according to Han Min-goo, the South Korean minister of defense. (more...)
Microsoft could have stopped WannaCry ransomware from spreading, but it did nothing
- May 21, 2017

As the internet has become critical for communication and commerce, spy agencies, including the NSA and CIA, have relied on software flaws to collect intelligence from foreign adversaries. However, according to Warwick Ashford in Computer Weekly , although Microsoft released a security update a month before the exploit was leaked, data from Digital Shadows reveals that "at least 1.3 million Microsoft Windows systems" are yet to be patched with security update MS17-010 and 'therefore ... (more...)
Google CE Partners to Debut Standalone VR Headsets in 2017 Google CE Partners to Debut Standalone VR Headsets in 2017
- May 20, 2017

While a release date for the device has yet to be announced, HTC and Lenovo are developing headsets using Google's standalone platform. A report by Wall Street Journal previous year claimed that Google was working on such a device, and rumors kept circulating regarding the headset for quite some time. (more...)
Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA
- May 20, 2017

On Sunday, Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, wrote a blog post describing the company's efforts to stop the ransomware's spread, including an unusual step it took to release a security update for versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports. (more...)
WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities
- May 20, 2017

Brad Smith, who is Microsoft's chief legal officer, said Sunday in a blog post that his company, its customers and the government all share the blame. Smith says that's wrong. Microsoft distributed the patch two months ago, which could have forestalled much of the attack, but in many organizations it was likely lost among the blizzard of updates and patches that large corporations and governments strain to manage. (more...)
Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments
- May 18, 2017

Wainwright said he was anxious that the ransomware attack might spread further once people return to work on Monday and log on to their computers. United States package delivery giant FedEx, European auto factories, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica , Britain's health service and Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail network were among those hit. (more...)
Partnership Serves to Advance Autonomous Vehicle Tech, Deters Uber? Partnership Serves to Advance Autonomous Vehicle Tech, Deters Uber?
- May 17, 2017

Two years after unveiling its first fully functional self-driving auto, Google in December spun off its autonomous vehicle project into a new division. Waymo is already considered to be ahead of the pack in the autonomous vehicle race. The judge also said Waymo's patent claims are "too weak" to merit any relief in court at this stage. (more...)
Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments
- May 17, 2017

It comes as the former United States national intelligence director said the global "ransomware" attack could grow much larger when people return to work. "We haven't fully dodged this bullet at all until we're patched against the vulnerability itself", Kalember said. Telefónica, a Spain-based telecommunications company, was among the first major organizations to report being hit by the attack, and institutions in England's health care sector first reported problems by late morning on ... (more...)
Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call
- May 16, 2017

The ransomware attack unleashed on Friday has affected more than 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, according to Europe's law enforcement agency Europol on Sunday. From a financial perspective, the attack seems to have been a failure: Bitdefender, a Romania-based security firm, has been monitoring the Bitcoin accounts the ransom was to be paid to and said as of Sunday morning they had only managed to garner $32,213, spokesman Emanuel Marius Buterchi said. (more...)
United Kingdom working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack
- May 16, 2017

MalwareTech and Huss are part of a large global cybersecurity community of people, working independently or for security companies, who are constantly watching for attacks and working together to stop or prevent them, often sharing information via Twitter . (more...)