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The dark secrets of Hacking Hero Marcus Hutchins

In May of In 2017, Marcus Hutchins saved the Internet. A malicious ransomware attack called WannaCry infected computer systems in dozens of countries. It was the worst cyberattack in history at the time and didn’t seem to stop. But Hutchins, a 23-year-old hacker in Ilfracombe, England, discovered a secret kill switch that prevented the malware from spreading. Hutchins became a …

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How to do Zoom Circle Time for Little Tiny Squirmy Kids

I have been I have been teaching preschool for over 30 years and have had some difficult times – from the AIDS crisis to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. After these tragic events, I didn’t always know how best to respond to my students’ fears. What is development-appropriate when children …

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I signed up for a Coronavirus Contact Tracing Academy

Six weeks later The United States outperformed all other countries in the number of reported Covid 19 cases. Some states are beginning to loosen social distancing measures. When people slip back into close contact with each other, the country’s leading health authorities are concerned that the United States still has no systems to effectively test, track, and stop the spread …

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iPhone assembler Foxconn released a profit decline of almost 90% in the first quarter

Apple’s key iPhone assembler, Foxconn, saw Friday’s profit drop nearly 90 percent in the first quarter as the effects of the global health crisis (via) weighed on customers’ production demand Reuters). However, the Taiwanese electronics maker said the worst was over and the company would “stabilize in the second quarter.” It expects double-digit sales growth compared to the first quarter. …

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Leaker: Apple is launching a new low-cost iPad with A12 chip this year

Apple’s eighth-generation iPad will come onto the market this year and, according to one, will have an A12 chip anonymous Twitter account with a proven track record of upcoming Apple product leaks. Apple’s seventh-generation “iPad”, launched in September 2019, was an iterative update to the inexpensive, sixth-generation “iPad” with a larger 10.2-inch display and support for new accessories. However, the …

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Google Pixel 4a said about Undercat iPhone SE in a big way

What would be a good way for Google too Finally let fall Pixel 4a on us and steal part of the headlight from Apple’s new iPhone SE? Prices below the SE and crazy inventory management could be helpful. According to a rumor 9to5GoogleGoogle can do both by introducing the Pixel 4a with 128 GB of storage and a starting price …

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Chrome blocks battery vacuum ads in the August update

Chrome plans to block resource-intensive ads that consume a lot of battery from August, Google announced today on its Chromium blog (via VentureBeat). Chrome blocks ads that break down cryptocurrency, are poorly programmed, or are not optimized for network usage. We recently found that a fraction of a percent of the displays consume a disproportionate amount of device resources such …

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T-Mobile will start running out of the Sprint brand this summer

Following the merger with Sprint, T-Mobile is aiming to unify its brand and will end sprint branding this summer, said Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile, at an investor event earlier this week (via Violent wireless). Retail stores will be branded T-Mobile with Sprint’s name removed, and Sprint branding will also be removed from things like customer invoices. Sievert said that …

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The US says Chinese hackers went too far during the Covid 19 crisis

It is no secret that the Covid 19 pandemic has created the best conditions for nation-state hacking. Working from home often means less security, which in turn leads to digital espionage. But on Wednesday, the United States called out Chinese-backed hackers, accusing them of not only spying on, but endangering, Covid-19 vaccine research. As the world hurries to curb the …

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