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Corbyn backtracks on promise to end benefits freeze

Higher taxes usually bring in money in the short term, but over time people tend to change their behaviour to avoid paying higher taxes : they might retire earlier, shift more of their income into pensions, or even leave the country. "This is a program of hope. The Tory campaign, by contrast, is built on one word: fear", he said. "I say to our children, whatever the postcode you're born in, we will make sure you have the same chance as every other child". Read More »

Qualcomm files breach of contract complaint against Apple's manufacturers

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Qualcomm said last month that Apple had chose to withhold royalty payments to its contract manufacturers that are owed to the chipmaker, for sales made in the first quarter of 2017, until the dispute is resolved in court. Apple said last month that it had suspended royalty payments because it hadn't been able to work out a deal with the chip company. Apple could not immediately be reached for a comment. Read More »

Intel Core i9 benchmarks: Core i7-7920X with 12C/24T

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As you can see the Core i9-7920X really is a monster, with the multi-core test score pushing 1760, leaving the Core i7-6950X in its rear view mirror, and the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X in its dust. But criticisms over the quality of the leak aside, it looks like Intel is readying a potent lineup. It's taken from what appears to be a manufacturing presentation outlining Intel's Skylake-X series of CPUs. Read More »

Zuma endorses former wife as ANC leader

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President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday that he can not fix any of the mistakes he has made if people don't tell him what it is he has done wrong. Zuma praised the way in which the Roman Catholic Church had welcomed Dlamini-Zuma‚ saying it was a huge lesson for him as it showed that they knew her contribution. Read More »

World leaders reach consensus on B&R development

Major global and multilateral institutions, such as the United Nations, World Health Organisation, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Interpol and World Economic Forum, were also involved in discussions regarding the Belt and Road Initiative . Read More »

Massive ransomware attacks target organizations around the world

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If the ransom is not paid after three days, it will double to $600. Those include a known and highly risky security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and malware created to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks. Read More »

Thailand assured of bronze in SEABA play

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The slam pushed Thailand 60 points ahead, 93-33, as Thailand scored its second win in three games while keeping Myanmar winless in three outings. Gilas held Thailand's topscorer Chitchai Ananti scoreless much to Reyes' liking. Aguilar was a do-it-all giant during the second period where he scored 15 of his 23 points highlighted by a pair of rim-rattling dunks and a three-point shot even as he rattled the Thais with his defensive presence in the paint that enabled Gilas to register its ... Read More »

Europe warns of more attacks, WannaCry spreads to Asia

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His move may have saved governments and companies millions of dollars and slowed the outbreak before US -based computers were more widely infected. Given the number of logins the average internet user requires, though, it is impossible for the average person to memorize that many passwords and unreasonable to expect them to try. Read More »

Amid Blame Game Over WannaCry, Updating Computer Proves Important

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If you've done your best to stay away offline for the past two days so you could actually enjoy your weekend, you undoubtedly now find yourself trying to catch up on all the news surrounding WannaCry ransomware. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the United States military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. According to him, Microsoft has released patches even for ATMs that fall under the end of support category (those running on outdated operating systems for ... Read More »

New South Korean president will visit United States next month

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Admiral Harry Harris, the top U.S. commander in the Asia-Pacific, said continued missile launches by North Korea showed the importance of the alliance between Japan and the United States and called the North's actions unacceptable. The missile was sacked from the region of Kusong, northwest of Pyongyang, where the North in February successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile that it is believed to be developing. Read More »

Microsoft says WannaCry ransomware must be a wake-up call for governments

Anyone who hasn't updated their Windows PC recently. "It would arguably be knowingly negligent to let those systems stay in place". And he defended the Government after a National Audit Office report in November warned that taking money away from NHS services would leave them vulnerable, telling BBC Breakfast it was down to individual trusts to protect against vulnerabilities and insisting they had enough money to protect against cyber attacks. Read More »

Local security experts weighs in on worldwide cyber attack

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The fact that ransomware based on a single vulnerability can cause such enormous damage should be a wakeup call to everyone about how vulnerable we are to cyberattacks. Urging businesses and computer users to keep their systems current and updated, Smith says the WannaCry attack shows the importance of collective action to fight cybercrime. Read More »

Donald Trump 'asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation'

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The person says the objective of the memos was to keep a record of encounters Comey found odd or troubling. The Times reported that Trump told Comey, "I hope you can let this go". Mr Chaffetz said the memo raised concerns "about improper interference placed on an active investigation". "Reporters are protected by judges and juries, by a Congress that relies on them to stay informed, and by a Justice Department that for decades has honored the role of a free press by spurning ... Read More »

UN Security Council Holds Talks After North Korean Missile Launch

It has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the USA mainland, and experts say Sunday's test was another step toward that aim. While some of North Korea's hacking activities appear to be motivated by its cash shortage or personal retribution, the regime also conducts more traditional attacks on its southern neighbor. Read More »

SpaceX Successfully Launches Inmarsat-5 F4 Satellite

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This satellite will boost Inmarsat's existing GX network as it will supplement the existing three satellites already providing Ka-band broadband to maritime industries. Inmarsat chief executive Rupert Pearce said I-5 F4 adds further capacity to the GX network and in-orbit redundancy, which further upgrades the reliability and resilience of Inmarsat's service offerings. Read More »

Haley Urges Nations to Unite Against North Korea Nuclear Ambitions

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Haley says the US and China have been working on "a unified plan" on North Korea that would include new sanctions and she predicts a new United Nations resolution will move forward following the weekend launch. The U.S. ambassador said Russian Federation has the same decision to make as the rest of the global community: "You either support North Korea or you don't, but you have to choose". Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware: Know How To Protect Yourself From The Unexpected Attack

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Witness the WannaCry meltdown at Britain's National Health Service, where 45% of hospitals, doctors offices and ambulances were crippled. Now, don't panic just yet. Still, it was Microsoft that wrote the exploitable software to begin with. According to global cyber security firms, paying heed to updates can only save your data from being put to ransom. Read More »

Guest Editorial…Americans lose in GOP health bill

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Democrats need to flip 24 seats between now and the 2018 elections to take control of the House. "This process will not be quick or simple or easy, but it must be done", McConnell said Monday. Also in jeopardy: a provision forbidding consumers to use federal subsidies to buy insurance covering abortion. But the bill might not even survive to the Senate floor. Read More »

Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global 'ransomware' attack

He has to stop any nuclear programs that he has. Researchers have said that some of the code used in Friday's ransomware, known as WannaCry software, was almost identical to the code used by the Lazarus Group, a group of North Korean hackers who used a similar version for the devastating hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014 and the last year's hack of Bangladesh Central Bank. Read More »

Caffeine Overdose Blamed For Death Of 16-Year-Old Teen

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A postmortem showed no sign of a heart condition. "Davis was a great kid, and being his parent was a great honor to Heidi [his mother] and me", said Sean Cripe , his father. Cripe's father Sean urged parents to talk with their children about the dangers of energy drinks and caffeine, USA Today said. He may have had the same amount of caffeine on another day and been all right, Mr Watts said. Read More »

All Blacks to play Test in Japan before Rugby World Cup

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A major announcement is expected between New Zealand and Japanese Rugby Unions that is likely to be confirmation of a Test match date between the two nations. "Our team proved at Rugby World Cup in 2015 that we shouldn't be taken for granted". "Rugby's becoming what they call sport's diplomacy and that is the part of the currency between government, so we'll be discussing it tomorrow", English said. Read More »

Majority of Republicans Approve of Comey's Firing, According to New Poll

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Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas trip as president, told reporters Saturday that it was possible he could announce his selection before then. Democrats are demanding appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and ties to Trump's campaign, and have discussed trying to slow down the confirmation process or other business of the Senate as a way of drawing attention to the demand. Read More »

India to tour West Indies for five ODIs, one T20I next month

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Beginning on June 23 at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, India will play five one-day games which will be followed by a Twenty20 global at Jamaica's Sabina Park on July 9 . The final ODI will be held at the Sabina Park on July 6 . India last toured the Caribbean islands in 2016 for a four-match Test series that was won by Virat Kohli s side 2-0. Read More »