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Coronavirus spreads outside China, pandemic fears grip Wall Street

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 19:16
With coronavirus cases rising in Italy and several Middle East countries dealing with their first infections, fears of a global pandemic sent markets into a tailspin, even as China eased curbs with no new cases reported Beijing and other cities.

World must avert 'dramatic' effects of coronavirus on health, economy - U.N.'s Guterres

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 19:16
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to prevent the novel coronavirus epidemic from spiralling into a crisis with "dramatic consequences" for global health and the world economy.

Huawei unfolds latest shot at the phone-tablet hybrid with reinforced hinge and reassuringly Xs-sive price

The Register - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 19:14
At least it didn't head back to the drawing board like Samsung

Huawei has lifted the lid on its latest pholdable – the Mate Xs. This is the follow-up to last year's coveted tablet hybrid, which was released in China late last year.…

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Weinstein convicted of sexual assault, rape, in milestone verdict for #MeToo movement

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:56
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury on Monday and handcuffed in court, a milestone verdict for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men.

Factbox - Actresses and activists react to Harvey Weinstein verdict

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:56
Celebrities and activists welcomed the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein, the Academy Award-winning producer who had reigned as one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood..

HackerOne's Bug Bounties Skyrocketed To $40 Million in 2019

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:45
Bug bounty platform HackerOne paid out $40 million in bounties in 2019, roughly equal to the total for all previous years combined. From a report: Moreover, the company announced that its community almost doubled in the past year to 600,000 registered hackers. The announcement comes as the cybersecurity industry struggles with a workforce shortage, which is in turn compounded by growing cyberattacks that could cost the industry $6 trillion by 2021. As companies invest significant resources in battling external threats, HackerOne aims to pay good actors to find bugs before bad actors enter the fray, reducing the need for costly remediation measures further down the line. Founded in 2012, HackerOne essentially connects companies with security researchers, or "white hat hackers," who receive cash incentives to find and report software vulnerabilities. The San Francisco-based company has raised north of $100 million since its inception, including a $36.4 million tranche a few months back, and has paid out $82 million in bounties since its inception. According to HackerOne, U.S.-based hackers earned 19% of all bounties in 2019, followed by hackers in India (10%), Russia (8%), China (7%), Germany (5%), and Canada (4%). These figures were released as part of HackerOne's annual hacker report, which included a survey of 3,150 hackers.

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Canadian families 'plead urgently' for third evacuation flight from Wuhan

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:39
Canadian citizens and permanent residents who remain in Wuhan, China, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, need to be brought home on a third evacuation plane, a group of families urged the federal government.

After conviction, Weinstein has roadmap for appeal

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:34
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's conviction on charges of sexual assault and rape marks the end of his New York trial, but is likely the beginning of a long legal battle in the appeals courts.

Murder 24/7: Who is Kelly King and why did she kill Courtney Valentine-Brown?

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:30
She was sentenced to nine years behind bars
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Dozens hurt as car ploughs into German carnival parade

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:18
A car ploughed into a carnival parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen on Monday injuring 30 people, including children, some of them seriously, police said, adding it was too early to say what the driver's motive was.

Driver of car that crashed into carnival is injured - prosecutors to media

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:18
A spokesman for the public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt said the driver of a car that ploughed into a crowd of people at a carnival parade in the town of Volkmarsen was injured so could not immediately be questioned, regional news programme Hessenschau reported.

SpaceX Falcon 9 meets watery end, and NASA needs someone to go to Mars and whack its mole

The Register - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:18
Also: Musical Soyuz seats ahead of next ISS mission

Roundup  SpaceX gets its feet wet, digging for victory with Mars InSight and a changing of the ISS guard await rocket fanciers in this week's summary of space news.…

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Murder 24/7: Who is Ian Slater and why did he murder Courtney Valentine-Brown?

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:10
He was sentenced to 26 years in prison
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U.S. CDC confirms 14 coronavirus cases

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:09
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday there were 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country apart from the 39 cases among those evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship and the city of Wuhan in China.

Europe suffers worst day since 2016 as virus spreads

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:08
Europe's share markets suffered their biggest slump since mid- 2016 on Monday, as a jump in coronavirus cases in Italy, South Korea, Japan and Iran sent investors scrambling to the security of gold and government bonds.

Apple To Release First ARM Mac Without Intel Processor in Next 18 Months, Predicts Kuo

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:06
Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new analyst note today and the most interesting part of his forecast is that Apple will release its first Mac with an ARM processor in the first half of 2021. From a report: Kuo is predicting that one of Apple's new products to be released within the next 12-18 months will be a Mac with an in-house processor, instead of using an Intel CPU. There have been growing reports over the last couple of years about Apple making the switch to a custom-designed ARM processor for its Macs and today's report gives a concrete timeframe for when to expect that launch, which has actually held true since Kuo's prediction back in 2018. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Kuo highlights that Apple has been "more aggressive" with its funding for research, development, and production of 5nm process chips that are expected to show up in the first Macs with ARM CPUs. That's because 5nm chips will be integral to iPhone, iPad later this year, as well as Macs come 2021.

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Coronavirus spreads outside China, but 'world in Wuhan's debt' for its actions - WHO

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:04
Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the rate of infection there slowed and a visiting World Health Organization team said a turning point had been reached in the epicentre, Wuhan.

Airlines plunge as Italian coronavirus outbreak threatens longer crisis

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:04
European budget airlines bore the brunt of Monday's plunge in global stock markets as the arrival of the coronavirus in Italy pointed to a longer, deeper crisis than many have banked on.

Coronavirus spreads, investors scurry for safety

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:03
Global share markets and oil fell on Monday, safe-haven gold surged and U.S. Treasury yields reached their lowest since mid- 2016, as coronavirus cases spread outside China, darkening the outlook for world growth.

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