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Europol arrests leader of gang that used malware to steal money

It is now more than three years since the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said the gang had stolen $1 billion. This malware later evolved into the now well-known Carbanak strain, which was used until 2016. "This global operation is a significant success for worldwide police cooperation against a top level cybercriminal organisation. This is another example where the close cooperation between law enforcement agencies on a worldwide scale and trusted private sector partners is having a major ...

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UCI Astronomer James Bullock Chairs James Webb Space Telescope Users Committee

It is the first major setback since NASA revised its plans for the project in 2011, after years of slipping schedules and rising costs. The telescope has passed a milestone 100-day test in a vacuum chamber to simulate conditions in space , and its delicate sunshield has been completely packed into its launch configuration and successfully unfurled (no easy task, considering it is created to do so in zero gravity, which can't be achieved on the ground).

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Promises Fixes After User Profile Breach

Cambridge Analytica has denied wrongdoing, and the firm said it deleted any data it received from Kogan and denied using any Facebook data in its political work. I'm serious about doing what it takes to protect our community. Still, it appears we have only really torn off the first layer or two of this onion, and global determination to get all the way to the center is now growing, even though the smell is rotten, and we know there's a very good chance it's going to make us cry.

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Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

About 5.62 million shares traded or 1.63% up from the average. Goldman Sachs restated a "buy" rating on shares of Amazon .com in a research report on Friday, January 26th. First Manhattan Communication invested in 0.17% or 461,973 shares. (NASDAQ:EGOV) for 2.02 million shares. Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 sales for $45.88 million activity.

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At today's Apple event, the iPad strikes back

Instead, Apple is clinging to a thesis that has helped turn it into the world's most valuable company: Our products are more expensive, but they're worth it. During a session with an instructor, I used the new iPad's front camera to record my intro to a poem about about Fibonnaci. Microsoft a year ago introduced an education-focused laptop from partner Lenovo running Window 10 S for a similar price .

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Nvidia suspends self-driving tests globally

While Nvidia may be best-known for their popular GeForce line of gaming GPUs, those are far from the only products the company sells. Uber has been using Nvidia's computing technology since its first test fleet of Volvo SC90 SUVS were deployed in 2016.

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PlayerUnknown's Creator Shares Thoughts on Fortnite Success; "It's Just Great to See"

Once you have created your avatar you can either add some of your teammates and then play as a crew or randomly join a server. The name of the game is to be the last one standing. "It's great that the battle royale space is expanding and Fortnite is getting battle royale game mode in the hands of a lot more people", Greene said .

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Dubai Saves a Record 323 Megawatts For Earth Hour

The energy savings is equivalent to reducing 140 tonnes of carbon emissions. A view of the building of Vajdahunyad Castle with its illumination switched off to mark Earth Hour, in Budapest, Hungary. Da Nang power sector supports the Earth Hour 2018. "The results Dubai achieved this year underline the important role community members can play to conserve energy and reduce the carbon footprint to protect the environment and natural resources and contribute to achieving sustainable ...

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Apple set to make new product launch announcement at Lane Tech HS

So, what exactly Apple will launch today? Apple might announce a new version of its cheapest iPad for use in classrooms, in an attempt to compete with similar tablet products offered by Google and Microsoft . But in elementary and high schools, Apple has gone from teacher's pet to the back of the class. According to research firm Futuresource , Google's Chromebooks now occupy 60 per cent of all devices in the classroom.

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Waymo partners with Jaguar to make an autonomous I-Pace SUV

He said that they plan to add "20,000 I-PACEs to Waymo's fleet in the next few years". The new self-driving Jaguar I-PACE blends Jaguar's knack for innovative design with Waymo's cutting-edge self-driving technology, designed and developed completely in-house.

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Here are the official and full Huawei P20 Pro and P20 specs

There is one 20MP monochrome lens, one 40MP RGB lens, and one 8MP telephoto lens - the latter being something Huawei had not implemented until now. The P20 Pro's camera features 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and "best-in-class" 10x digital zoom.

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Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads from Tuesday

According to reports, a new policy has been added for Twitter to ensure the safety of users in the community. For Japan, the restrictions will be limited to crypto exchanges regulated by its national financial regulator, Twitter said. At the beginning of March, Google also stated that cryptocurrency advertisements will no longer be accepted beginning in June. However, it is important to note that this Twitter ban is not a complete and total one.

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Dead in Fire at Siberian Shopping Center: Russian State Media

Authorities are still trying to recover the bodies of six victims still trapped inside. A cinema complex and children's play area were located in the mall. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined by authorities, but it underscores an appalling record of fire safety in Russian Federation in recent years.

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Google is now rolling out mobile-first web indexing

And it wouldn't be a good user experience for Google to exclude or devalue those searchers because the site is not mobile friendly, when the majority of the searchers still want to go to the site. Nonetheless, today's update is a landmark in Google Search's long history and evolution, marking the date when Google started giving mobile sites a big role in determining search engine rankings.

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Pokemon Go Adding Mew And Quest System In Big Update

Starting this Friday (March 30), Pokemon Go will be updated to include a new quest system and the ability to research specific items and Pokemon . The rewards (that we know about so far) range from potions and raid passes to rare candy. Niantic says there's no cap on the amount of research players can do each day, so hardcore players can keep on researching for as long as they like.

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Officials say Chinese space station expected to crash to earth soon

Nevertheless, let's all keep our fingers crossed that it comes down over the ocean and not a populated area. But, it's also worth noting that Tiangong-1 itself is just a fraction of the size of other objects that have fallen (controlled or uncontrolled) to Earth.

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Death toll keeps rising in Siberian mall fire

The blaze started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex while numerous victims were at the cinema. Zarechneva said her husband stayed upstairs trying to help arrange the evacuation because the mall's security and staff were nowhere to be seen .

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At Least 53 Die in Russia Shopping Mall Fire

He said six of the bodies were yet to be recovered. Sixty-nine others were missing Sunday, many of them children, after the fire broke out in Russian Federation. As many as 660 emergency personnel have been deployed in the rescue effort. Investigators have launched a probe into possible negligence and violations of the fire safety rules.

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Woman accused of injecting children with meth, letting men sexually assault them

Police say the boy approached the woman's vehicle parked shortly after midnight Wednesday in a White Castle parking lot, pointed a gun at her and ordered her to get out. "We handed her over to the police after interrogation but the victim has not re-united with her parents because of poor health condition". The couple stayed at Lodhi's relatives' house in a different village.

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Google doodle honours Chipko Movement

What made this nonviolent movement spread like fire was the participation of women. The goal of Chipko Movement which was in 1973, Uttar Pradesh was to bring was to avert deforestation by bringing an awareness about it. Activists include Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Sunderlal Bahuguna. However, the practice of embracing trees, both literally and figuratively, predate the Chipko movement .

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice confirmed for Xbox One, releases April 11

A little while back, Ninja Theory, the development team behind DmC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved: Odyssey To the West, decided to make a bold move, self-publishing its next project, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for PlayStation 4. In the first week from its launch on the Xbox One platform, they can take advantage of a 10 percent discount. The title is now available to pre-order on the Xbox Store, with a 10 percent discount off its normal £25/€30/$30 price for those committing to the purchase ...

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Flat Earth Truther Blasts Himself 600M Into The Sky In Homemade Rocket

Despite stating the rocket "wants to kill you 10 different ways" Hughes said he was relieved to have completed the launch. When asked how he felt, he had this to say. " At least I can go home and have dinner and see my cats tonight ", he added. A video shows that the whole endeavor, from the moment his rocket went up to the moment he landed, lasted about a minute.

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Investigations underway after two killed in Whitsundays helicopter crash

The plane was registered to Hamilton Island Air which is a registered business of Whitsunday Air Services. A younger couple from Colorado , one of whom is believed to be Sue Hensel's daughter, escaped with minor injuries. Whitsunday Air Services, the company which owns the crashed helicopter, said in a statement they are extremely saddened by this incident. "Police Vessel Damien Leeding and other vessels are now traveling to the site with police and other emergency services", police ...

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Bucks' Antetokounmpo leaves game with ankle sprain

Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame another sluggish start to beat the Chicago Bulls 118-105 on Friday night. Andre Drummond posted 15 points, 20 rebounds , four assists , four steals and four blocks for Detroit, which has won three of its last four games.

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Facebook faces backlash over privacy concerns

Over the past week, Facebook has been in the eye of the storm for revealing that Cambridge Analytica , a political firm hired by the Trump campaign for the 2016 USA elections, had harvested user data of around 50 million people. "And we're not gonna make that mistake again." . An example of this is the #deletefacebook movement that is gaining momentum, as seen by recent support shown by WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton , whose messaging service was acquired by the social network in 2014.

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Battle Royale Games Before PUBG and Fortnite That Didn't Cut It

In addition to Greene and Kim's statements, the video also includes a first look at the next map that will be coming to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , which will be a 4×4 map (much smaller than the two maps now available in the game) that will emphasis much more close-quarters combat in PUBG , and will feature a tropical aesthetic modeled after Southeast Asia.

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YouTube Has A Sh*tty New Way To Make People Pay For Music

The new policy means people will no longer be able to watch or post videos that demonstrate how to assemble guns or that sell certain gun-related accessories. YouTube has been unapologetic in its response, issuing a statement to Bloomberg that it "routinely makes updates and adjustments" on website policy .

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We were ready for criticism: Ahmed Khan on 'Ek Do Teen'

But as much as I dislike remixed songs, I still believe that a certain amount of work and effort goes into making it different from the original one. " Baaghi 2 " director Ahmed Khan however says he was ready for such criticism since the time he made a decision to rework on the song, adding that he didn't interfere with the choreography and left it to Ganesh Acharya, although he is a choreographer himself.

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Facebook Messenger gets new set of Admin Tools

Facebook's Messenger has been gaining in popularity for some time, gaining over 1.3 billion monthly active users, and with 2.5 million new group chats created every day past year, it's time that administrators of those chats got some controls.

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Facebook Messenger updated with admin privileges and joinable links

With the update to the platform, group chats on Messenger will now feature admin privileges. Group admins have more control on Facebook Messenger. All members of a group chat can create a custom invite link and share it with someone of they would like to join the group/conversation. It's worth noting here that the admin approval feature is off by default, meaning you'll have to flip the little switch within the member requests section to activate it.

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No Relief for Dreamers in US Govt's Latest Spending Bill

The Senate passage of the bill averted a third federal shutdown this year, an outcome both parties wanted to avoid. A copy of the 2232-page spending bill. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said of Trump's threat. Van Hollen added, "He's actually one of the worst negotiators I've ever seen". The drama was short-lived: An aide told reporters the signing was on.

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Bancroft, Smith admit to employing ball-tampering tactics

Before umpires, South African captain Faf du Plessis too saw that on television in the dressing room and gestured his teammates that Bancroft is using some objectionable object to alter the condition of the ball. Smith will now face calls for his resignation after admitting that Bancroft did not act alone. "You've got to own up and say what was it that you were hiding", Warne said.

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Spotify Reveals 2 Million People Used Hacked Apps to Suppress Ads

Earlier this month music streaming giant Spotify began cracking down on accounts using forked versions of its app to bypass ads. After all, Spotify recently said that it had 159 million monthly active users as of the end of 2017, so at 1.3% of its user base, 2 million users skirting the rules seems like a drop in the bucket.

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After Huawei's Best Buy snub, now the FCC may make things worse

Best Buy's decision comes amid growing suspicion of China-based technology companies by US trade and intelligence officials. According to Best Buy's spokeswoman, the decision has been made in alignment with the changing product offerings. But, the ambitions of Huawei making it big in the U.S. seems to be fading quickly since most of the USA consumers buy their phones on contract through cellular carriers like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon .

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Chinese Space Station to Come Crashing Down to Earth on Easter Weekend

Tiangong-1 and Tiangong-2, launched in 2016, were missions created to be stepping stones to a large, modular Chinese Space Station , with the core module set to be launched in 2020. Video showing Chinese space lab Tangong-1 as it passes through a star field above Tucson, Arizona. Earlier this year we reported Tiangong-1 was carrying a toxic chemical called hydrazine on board.


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