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The Register - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 07:03
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Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:18
Fears mounted on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

Closed museums, mask buying spree amid South Korean surge in coronavirus

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:18
South Korea reported 161 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 763, health authorities said on Monday, a day after the government raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level.

Some Samsung, Hyundai workers self-quarantine as Korean Inc braces for virus impact

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:18
Some South Korean workers at Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor are staying home as a precautionary measure as corporate Korea scrambles to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from disrupting its home market.

Malaysian PM Mahathir sends resignation letter to king - sources

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:13
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted his resignation to the king, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday, amid talks of forming a new coalition to govern the country.

Israeli jets strike Islamic Jihad targets in Syria and Gaza - Israeli military

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:10
Israeli fighter jets launched air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria, the Israeli military said on Monday, after the militant group and Israel exchanged rockets and air strikes around Gaza.

Google rolls out Titan keys to Europe, Japan. Plus: Group Policy bug is a feature, not a flaw, says Microsoft

The Register - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:08
And Adobe in remote-code execution patch non-shocker

Roundup  It's once again time for a security news summary. Let's get to it.…

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Malaysian politics in turmoil amid talk of new coalition; markets fall

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:01
The fate of Malaysia's ruling coalition hung in doubt on Monday, after surprise weekend talks between Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's party and other groups on forming a new government that would exclude his anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim.

Fears Velo Essex cycling event in mid Essex will cause traffic chaos

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:00
THERE are fears a huge event involving as many as 25,000 cyclists could leave some residents unable to use their cars.
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Witham dad's marathon bid in honour of son with cerebral palsy

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:00
A DETERMINED dad is getting set to run five half marathons in a year to raise £5,000 to thank the charities that saved his son.
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Ali and Becca Hood reveal inspiration behind Bagel Baby

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 06:00
A COUPLE who ditched the London commute to set up a railway station coffee stall are now mixing it with worldwide brands after setting up a new venture.
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New Zealand extends ban on China arrivals; no curbs yet for other nations

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 05:49
New Zealand has extended for eight days a ban on arrivals from mainland China, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, carrying into its fourth week an effort to block exposure to the coronavirus.

Factbox: On-again, off-again feud between Malaysia's Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 05:36
Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting for a second time, has accused the party of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and "traitors" in his own camp of planning to bring down the ruling coalition and form a new one to deny him the premiership.

Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 05:10
Fears grew on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

New California Bill Proposes $1,000-a-Month Universal Basic Income

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 04:34
1 out of 8 Americans live in California. Now a proposed California law "would provide most adults in the state with a universal basic income of $1,000 per month, similar to the proposed plan of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang," reports Newsweek: The California Universal Basic Income (UBI) Program was Funding the program with a value-added tax has been blasted by some who believe such a tax would disproportionately burden the poor. Concerns have also been raised over potentially forcing people to choose between UBI and other existing public assistance programs... Proponents of UBI argue that the Yang plan and others could counter the anticipated problem of increasing automation inevitably leading to widespread unemployment. Experts warn that a large percentage of the workforce is likely to be decimated by automation, with some studies estimating as many as 73 million jobs eliminated by 2030.

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China says new coronavirus cases drop to 409 on February 23 but deaths jump to 150

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 03:28
Mainland China had 409 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission said on Monday, down from 648 reported a day earlier.

Sanders' Democratic rivals seek to slow his momentum after his big win in Nevada caucuses

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 03:20
As Bernie Sanders looked to cement his front-runner status in the U.S. Democratic presidential race after his dominant win in Nevada, his rivals sought in rallies on Sunday to blunt his momentum ahead of 15 nominating contests in the next 10 days.

Shares drop, gold surges as investors scurry for safety

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 02:30
Global shares and oil slid on Monday while safe-haven gold surged as the spread of the coronavirus outside China darkened the outlook for world growth with infections and deaths rising in South Korea, Italy and the Middle East.

Forbes Criticizes Airbnb 'Surveillance Bugs To Make Sure Guests Behave'

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 02:17
"So this is creepy," writes a Forbes cybersecurity reporter, saying Airbnb "has put aside the stories of hosts secretly spying on guests" to promote a new line of devices Forbes calls "surveillance bugs to make sure guests behave." Vice reports: As part of its "party prevention" campaign, the home-sharing service is offering discounts on devices designed to alert hosts when there's an irregular level of noise in their homes... An email I received on Thursday from Airbnb (I've occasionally rented out my apartment) told me to "plan ahead to protect your home from unauthorized parties" and offered special discounts on "three of the top party prevention devices." The devices with the discounts range in price from $52 to $265. Websites for the three devices state that they monitor homes 24/7, can alert homeowners if anything unusual appears to be happening, and note that they don't record audio.... "[T]he devices detect issues in real time, keeping your property safe and your relationship with neighbors strong, all while protecting your guests' privacy," the email from Airbnb said. Airbnb stipulates that hosts must make guests aware that their homes are equipped with the noise surveillance devices — a policy that was reiterated to me by an Airbnb spokesman... Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future, an U.S. organization that advocates for digital rights, said the party prevention campaign speaks to a broader trend of living under constant surveillance. "Certainly a device that only measures an increase in noise is better than having internet-connected surveillance cameras or listening devices in your home," she said. "But we're hurtling toward a world where almost everything we own is monitoring us in some way, and I'm not sure that's actually going to be a safer world."

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Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama - governor

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 02:06
The Trump administration has backed off plans to quarantine patients from the Diamond Princess cruise ship stricken with coronavirus at a federal facility in Alabama, the state's governor and a U.S. senator said on Sunday.

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