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Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services
Technology
Published in 13-11-2018
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An internet traffic diversion rerouted data through Russia and China and disrupted Google services on Monday, including search, cloud-hosting services and its bundle of collaboration tools for businesses. Service interruptions lasted for nearly one and a half hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST., network service companies said. In addition to Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies, a Nig ...>>
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Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management
Technology
Published in 13-11-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) Both nature and humans share blame for California's devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump's claims, fire scientists say. Nature provides the dangerous winds that have whipped the fires, and human-caused climate change over the long haul is killing and drying the shrubs and trees that provide the fuel, exper ...>>
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Spiritual first responders hit the streets amid drug crisis
Technology
Published in 13-11-2018
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Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn't make it. Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets. They can be reverends, rabbis, priests or pastors. Though their faiths differ, they inva ...>>
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AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan
Technology
Published in 13-11-2018
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TOKYO (AP) Karen Pence, the U.S. vice president's wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to a teacher at Tsukuba University in Japan for the study of art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration. Pence was in Japan while accompanying her husband, Mike Pence, on a trip through Asia for a series of meetings, including a Southeast ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 13-11-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Website used by suspect in synagogue massacre is back online
Technology
Published in 6-11-2018
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Social media platform Gab, where the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre spewed anti-Semitic messages, is back online roughly one week after domain registrar GoDaddy and other internet services dropped the site. Gab returned on Sunday after a Seattle-based company, Epik, accepted the site's domain registration. Gab suspended the account belonging to Robert Gre ...>>
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More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing
Technology
Published in 6-11-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientists raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide. As a result, the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely repaired in the ...>>
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How 'net neutrality' became a hot-button issue
Technology
Published in 6-11-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) For a fundamentally nerdy subject, net neutrality is pushing a lot of political buttons. The latest salvo is over a California law that restores a ban on cable, wireless and other broadband providers from impeding people's ability to use their favorite apps and services. The federal government had rescinded that ban, and the Trump administration is seeking to block California&# ...>>
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Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk
Technology
Published in 6-11-2018
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BEIJING (AP) Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, "gait recognition" is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveilla ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 6-11-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Strong but deep quake rattles New Zealand's North Island
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) A strong but deep earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday afternoon, causing Parliament to be briefly suspended as a precaution. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, and authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centered about 77 kilometers (48 miles) east of the town of New Plymouth. It w ...>>
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Apple expected to unveil new iPads, Mac in New York
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) New iPads and Mac computers are expected Tuesday as part of an Apple event in New York. The event is being held at an opera house in Brooklyn, suggesting Apple is pushing products focused on creativity and the arts. As overall tablet sales decline, Apple has been promoting its high-end iPad Pro as ideal for artists, photographers and other creators. A new model is expected, as the l ...>>
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AP PHOTOS: As Utah closes old mines, adventurers slip inside
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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EUREKA, Utah (AP) Abandoned mines that pepper the landscape of the American West were thrown into the spotlight this month when a man plunged to the bottom of an old mine shaft in Arizona and spent nearly three days there, badly hurt, before a friend heard his cries for help. In Utah, two missing teenagers were found dead in a mine shaft earlier this year after authorities say a man killed them a ...>>
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US West's abandoned mines hold danger and, for some, thrills
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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EUREKA, Utah (AP) Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are a legacy of the region's prospecting past, when almost anyone could dig a mine and then walk away, with little cleanup required, when it stopped producing. In Utah alone, the state is trying to ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 30-10-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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