Russia-linked hackers accused of targeting Covid-19 vaccine developers

Russia-linked hackers accused of targeting Covid-19 vaccine developers

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Hackers backed by the Russian state are targeting pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions in the UK, US and Canada that are working on potential Covid-19 vaccines, British intelligence officials have warned. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, working with Canada’s Communications Security Establishment, attributed the attacks to hacking group APT29, also known as “Cozy Bear”, […]

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EU court strikes down data-sharing mechanism with the U.S.

EU court strikes down data-sharing mechanism with the U.S.

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Citing surveillance concerns, European Union judges have struck down the main mechanism for transferring data between the EU and the U.S., delivering a blow to tech giants such as Facebook, financial institutions and thousands of other companies that rely on such transfers. In a statement Thursday, the judges expressed their concern that data transferred via […]

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Ivanka Trump’s ‘let them eat cake’ economics

Ivanka Trump’s ‘let them eat cake’ economics

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America’s National Association of Manufacturers gave Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, its prestigious Alexander Hamilton award this year. “Like no one in government has ever done, she has provided singular leadership and shown an unwavering commitment to manufacturing,” said the industry group, in what ought to have earned it the Order of Sycophancy. This week, […]

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Twitter hack targets Musk, Biden, Apple and hundreds more

Twitter hack targets Musk, Biden, Apple and hundreds more

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Twitter experienced an unprecedented hack on Wednesday when bitcoin scammers sent a series of tweets from the official accounts of Apple, Uber, Joe Biden, Elon Musk and hundreds of others, reaping more than $100,000 and raising security questions for the social media platform.  Appearing across multiple accounts in a matter of minutes, the various tweets […]

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Jim Murren lists Las Vegas mansion for $10.5 million

Jim Murren lists Las Vegas mansion for $10.5 million

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Jim Murren, who stepped down as chief executive of MGM Resorts International earlier this year, is looking to leave Sin City. His 13,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion is up for grabs at $10.5 million. Set a few miles off the Las Vegas Strip, the architectural abode mirrors the city’s over-the-top extravagance with an eye-catching exterior of […]

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US steps up threats over Nord Stream 2 pipeline

US steps up threats over Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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The US has threatened to impose sanctions on any companies helping Russia to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as the Trump administration intensified efforts to derail the completion of the Russian energy project. Nord Stream 2, which will carry gas to Germany and central Europe, is being built by a company owned by […]

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Some car insurers raise rates after coronavirus discounts

Some car insurers raise rates after coronavirus discounts

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It was a relief for most people when vehicle insurers said a few months ago they’d offer temporary discounts to reflect the fact that few of us were driving because of the pandemic. In most cases, those discounts are now in the rear-view mirror, meaning our rates are back to pre-pandemic levels. And now comes […]

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