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Akitio Node Cabinet review: Real, affordable graphics for your laptop – PCWorld

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Akitio Node external GPU cabinet is here to give your Thunderbolt 3-equipped laptop a big boost. This affordable unit—basically, a big steel box with a 400-watt PSU and a fan in front—lets you drop in most modern AMD or Nvidia graphics cards and then connect it to a laptop using PCIe over Thunderbolt 3/USB-C. Gordon Mah Ung The Akitio features one fan for the PSU, and one in front that…

‘Petya’ Ransomware Hits At Least 65 Countries; Microsoft Traces It To Tax Software – NPR

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The “Petya” cyberattack that has now struck computers in at least 65 countries can be traced to a Ukrainian company’s tax accounting software, Microsoft says. “We saw the first infections in Ukraine — more than 12,500 machines encountered the threat,” Microsoft says. “We then observed infections in another 64 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and the United States.” The complexity of the attack has fueled debate over whether the…

The EU fires a warning shot at Google and other Internet giants – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Alphabet Inc.’s most successful product — the Google search engine — may now be its most problematic. On Tuesday, the European Commission’s top antitrust regulator levied a $2.7-billion fine against Alphabet and Google for the way the search engine handles requests for information about products. Specifically, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that Google skewed its results to bury links to rival companies’ comparison shopping sites while prominently featuring its own service,…

How Schumer kept Dems united on Obamacare – Politico

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Chuck Schumer fired off a warning at a caucus-wide retreat in January: Senate Republicans will try to pick off Democrats, one by one, to join the GOP effort to dismantle Obamacare. If that happens, Schumer said in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Democrats are finished. And so the 48-member caucus must stick together to try to save it. Story Continued Below With that message, relayed by a source familiar with the episode,…

Helicopter attack targets Venezuela’s Supreme Court – CNN

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Ransomware Reaches Asia-Pacific, Though Focus Remains on Europe – New York Times

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The global scope of the attack underlines the power of a cache of National Security Agency hacking tools that were leaked to the public. The new attack makes use of the same N.S.A. tools that were used during the WannaCry episode, along with two other methods to promote its spread, according to researchers at the computer security firm Symantec. Advertisement Continue reading the main story A fuller picture of the…

A Reporter Had A Heated Clash With A White House Press Secretary Over Fake News – BuzzFeed News

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Brian Karem — the executive editor of the Montgomery County and Prince George’s Sentinel newspapers, which serve the Maryland suburbs — accused Sanders of “inflammatory” comments to the press. “We’re here to ask you questions,” Karem said. “You’re here to provide the answers, and what you just did is inflammatory to people all over the country who look at it and say, ‘See, once again, the president’s right and everybody…

Time asks Trump Organization to remove fake cover from golf clubs – The Hill

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Time magazine has asked the Trump Organization to remove copies of a fake cover of President Trump that were on display at the company’s golf clubs, The Washington Post reported Tuesday afternoon. The request came after the newspaper reported that at least four Trump-branded golf clubs had displayed a fake Time magazine cover that depicted Trump with the headline “Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump faces enormous test with healthcare bill Brooks’s prior attacks on Trump could hurt…

Nordstrom Launches Pop-Up Tech Shop Replicating The Inside Of A Computer – Forbes

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nordstrom Nordstrom’s tech-themed pop-up replicates the inside of a computer The latest curated shop to arrive at Nordstrom is taking on a tech theme, both in the products it hosts and the design of its layout. Pop-In@Nordstrom: Gets Wired is a pop-up space appearing in eight stores across the US, as well as online, from Friday, June 30. Created to resemble the inside of a computer, the physical incarnation sees…

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link – Reuters

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month . The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign, which began on Tuesday, underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks from increasingly aggressive hackers, who have shown they are capable of shutting down critical infrastructure…

Microsoft brings caregiver leave home to US, plans to finish global rollout soon – The Register

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Microsoft has decided that family caregivers deserve support, so it’s decided to take its paid leave program global. Redmond’s HR veep Kathleen Hogan explained the decision in a LinkedIn post (Do we have to? Oh, all right, here’s the link), as the company began offering the program in the USA. Saying “times when life happens and we need to scale back to accommodate the unexpected”, Hogan relates her own experience…

At least 1 US nuclear plant’s computer system was hacked – ABC … – ABC News

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Federal authorities are investigating a breach into computer systems of at least one U.S. nuclear power plant, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. There is no evidence that any particularly sensitive or operational systems were breached. Instead, authorities believe only a less sensitive, business-associated side of systems were compromised. The breach was first reported by E&E News, which covers the energy and environment sectors. E&E notes that the…

Why ‘repeal and replace’ will become ‘tweak and move on’ – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Two Junes ago, when the Supreme Court upheld, 6 to 3, a challenged provision of the Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, vented: “Congress wrote key parts of the Act behind closed doors. . . . Congress passed much of the Act using a complicated budgetary procedure known as ‘reconciliation,’ which limited opportunities for debate and amendment, and bypassed the Senate’s normal 60-vote filibuster requirement….

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally – New York Times

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Like the WannaCry attacks in May, the latest global hacking took control of computers and demanded digital ransom from their owners to regain access. The new attack used the same National Security Agency hacking tool, Eternal Blue, that was used in the WannaCry episode, as well as two other methods to promote its spread, according to researchers at the computer security company Symantec. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The…

Helicopter attacks Venezuela court, Maduro denounces coup bid – Reuters

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CARACAS A Venezuelan police helicopter strafed the Supreme Court and a government ministry on Tuesday, escalating the OPEC nation’s political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro called an attack by “terrorists” seeking a coup. The aircraft fired 15 shots at the Interior Ministry, where scores of people were at a social event, and dropped four grenades on the court, where judges were meeting, officials said. However, there were no reports…

Sarah Palin Sues The New York Times – HuffPost

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“Despite commenting as graciously as I could on media coverage of yesterday’s shooting, alas, today a perversely biased media’s knee-jerk blame game is attempting to destroy innocent people with lies and more fake news,” she wrote on Facebook after the Virginia shooting. “As I said yesterday, I’d hoped the media had collectively matured since the last attack on a Representative when media coverage spewed blatant lies about who was to…

White House slams media for dishonesty, spokeswoman spars with reporter – Washington Times

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

President Trump’s spokeswoman bashed the media for its coverage of the White House Tuesday and got into a spirited exchange with a reporter who accused her of “inflaming” the public against the press. Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr. Trump has been frustrated by a “constant barrage of fake news,” citing an erroneous CNN report for which the network apologized and three journalists resigned. She then told…

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link – Reuters

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks from increasingly aggressive hackers, who have shown they are capable of shutting down critical infrastructure and crippling corporate…

Who’s afraid of Trump? Not enough Republicans — at least for now – Washington Post

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Scrambling to line up support for the Republican health-care bill, President Trump got on the phone Monday with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and urged him to back the measure. The president’s personal plea was not enough. On Tuesday, Lee said he would vote against the bill. Senate GOP leaders later postponed the planned health-care vote because too many other Republican senators also opposed — for now, at least — legislation…

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link – Reuters

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks from increasingly aggressive hackers, who have shown they are capable of shutting down critical infrastructure and crippling corporate…