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Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense", the Times reported. Trump's top spokesperson refused to comment on whether listening devices are active in the Oval Office or elsewhere, a non-denial that recalled the secretly taped conversations and telephone calls that ultimately led to president Richard Nixon's downfall in th... [Full Article...]

Microsoft slams the government for stockpiling software exploits

Microsoft slams the government for stockpiling software exploits Friday's attack largely hit businesses and large organizations: United Kingdom hospitals, a Spanish telecom, FedEx, the Russian Interior Ministry. Microsoft patched the vulnerability in March for supported Windows versions. Indonesia's Communications and Information Technology Ministry (Kemenkominfo) yesterday issued an official guide on how to prevent WannaCry from attacking your computers. [Full Article...]

Maruti Suzuki launches new Dzire sedan

Maruti Suzuki launches new Dzire sedan So here is a price comparison between its recently launched competitors. Both engines have been tuned for efficiency and now return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 22 kmpl on the petrol and 28.48 kmpl on the diesel version, both of which are class leading. [Full Article...]

Indian teenager builds world's smallest satellite

Indian teenager builds world's smallest satellite Rifath Sharook with the Kalam Sat. Photo via Cubes in Space . Rifath Sharook, a 18-year-old student from Tamil Nadu is now feeling on top of the world. The 18-year-old says its main objective was to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre. He said the satellite was selected through a competition called " Cubes in Space " that was jointly organised by NASA and a organization call... [Full Article...]

Another teen dies in auto crash taking toll to four

Another teen dies in auto crash taking toll to four Two of the car's occupants died before their could be treated at the hospital, while the student who was driving, Rajat, died on Monday evening. Since the exam centre was in a college at Narela, they all chose to assemble at Rajat's house in East Punjabi Bagh area and then head towards the exam centre. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test

In a unanimous statement backed by China, the council stressed the importance of North Korea "immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearisation through concrete action". The nose cone resembles that of the KN-08 ICBM the North is believed to be developing, and the lofted trajectory tests re-entry by putting the missile through extra stress, said Joshua Pollack of the US -based Non-prolif... [Full Article...]

In Beijing, Vladimir Putin Plays Two Piano Tunes From His Childhood

In Beijing, Vladimir Putin Plays Two Piano Tunes From His Childhood The Russian leader isn't shy about displaying himself as a macho renaissance man, also participating in judo, ice hockey and horseback riding ― the latter sometimes shirtless. But they made a decision to publish it. Putin claims to have proposed an agreement with the U.S.to cooperate against issues of cybersecurity, but says the Obama administration failed to agree to the terms: "Back past year ... [Full Article...]

ZeniMax sues Samsung over VR technology in Gear goggles

ZeniMax sues Samsung over VR technology in Gear goggles The documents indicate that the tech is actually based upon the company's intellectual property, which was shared by id Software co-founder John Carmack - who later joined Oculus. The company has recently filed a lawsuit against Samsung in relation to its Gear VR headset. It also accused Oculus and its founder Palmer Luckey of "commercially exploiting" ZeniMax's computer code and trade secrets t... [Full Article...]

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Law Allowing Uber, Lyft Services

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Law Allowing Uber, Lyft Services The judge also said Waymo's patent claims are "too weak" to merit any relief in court at this stage. Waymo said on Monday it welcomed the ruling. According to the federal judge who ordered Uber to return the stolen files, the ride-hailing company knew, or should have known, that the ex-Waymo engineer it hired had taken a trove of Waymo's proprietary blueprints potentially including trade sec... [Full Article...]

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

When Microsoft announced it would stop support for XP in 2014, a large number of US gas and electric utilities were said to be using XP operating systems at workstations, inspiring doomsday scenarios in which power grids or water supplies could be affected. [Full Article...]

New Bafana Coach Baxter Signs Five-Year Deal And Outlines Vision

New Bafana Coach Baxter Signs Five-Year Deal And Outlines Vision He was appointed earlier this month as a replacement for Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba who was sacked in December a year ago. Newly-appointed Bafana Bafana head coach Stuart Baxter is making his first official address at the Safa House. "I'm very optimistic if we can pull together, but don't be too negative because it will affect everyone". "I will be going overseas to watch players who ply their... [Full Article...]

Robert Lighthizer sworn in as US Trade Representative

Robert Lighthizer sworn in as US Trade Representative President Trump appears to be serious about changing the terms of US trade deals, having recently drawn up an executive order to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to show that he means business about renegotiating the deal. [Full Article...]

Island in south Pacific 'has world's worst plastic pollution'

Island in south Pacific 'has world's worst plastic pollution' That's what researchers from the University of Tasmania and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds recently found on Henderson Island , at 14-square-mile fleck of sand, jagged coral, and palm trees in the middle of the South Pacific. [Full Article...]

Log in, look out: Cyber chaos spreads with workweek's start

Security experts have suggested precautionary measures for dealing with ransomware. Senior spokesman for Europol, Jan Op Gen Oorth, told the AFP news agency: "The number of victims appears not to have gone up and so far the situation seems stable in Europe, which is a success". [Full Article...]

An Agenda for South Korea's New Leader

Some Japanese officials also have concerns about the prospects of Moon questioning security cooperation amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile development. The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (Thaad) in the South has angered China, Seoul's major trading partner, which sees the USA system's powerful radar as a threat to its national security. [Full Article...]

Haryana's rape victim's post-mortem reveals horrific assault

Haryana's rape victim's post-mortem reveals horrific assault Meanwhile, National Commission for Women member Rekha Sharma met the family of the victim and said she expects that the accused will get exemplary punishment like the killers of "Nirbhaya". The victim apparently slapped him". In revenge, the accused along with his friends allegedly raped and murdered her. Comprehensive new anti-sexual violence laws were passed in 2013, which introduced the d... [Full Article...]

At least one Australian firm hit by global cyber attack

BBC analysis of three accounts linked to the ransom demands suggests about $38,000 (£29,400) had been paid by Monday morning. The effect in Asian nations so far on Monday has been limited. "As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, there is simply no way for customers to protect themselves against threats unless they update their systems". [Full Article...]

Global cyberattack: A super-simple explanation of what happened

The cyber-attack was first reported from Sweden, Britain and France, the U.S. media outlets reported. Though relying on it preventing attack is highly risky - again, update your Windows as a priority! Microsoft President Brad Smith appeared to tacitly acknowledge in a blog post what researchers had already widely concluded: The ransomware attack leveraged a hacking tool, built by and stolen fr... [Full Article...]

New York Yankees Honor Team Great Derek Jeter With Retirement of Number

Oh, the Yankees couldn't help but make the event a little over the top, presenting him with a "Monument Park jacket" that, presumably, will find a permanent spot in one of the 47 closets in Jeter's Tampa mansion. YES's coverage from 6-7:30 p.m. averaged 724,000 viewers, the network said Monday, with 952,000 tuning in from 7:15-7:30 p.m., when Jeter gave his speech to the Yankee Stadium crowd. [Full Article...]

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Marathon Oil Co

Zacks Investment Research Lowers Marathon Oil Co The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.03/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 30%. The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 23.24 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 13.75. The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share. [Full Article...]


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