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Kaseya's Staff Sounded the Alarm About Security Flaws for Years Before Ransomware Attack

Employees warned Kaseya’s higher-ups for years about critical security flaws in its software but their concerns were brushed off, former workers told Bloomberg. Several staffers quit in frustration or were fired after repeatedly sounding the alarm about failings in the IT firm’s cybersecurity practices. Now, Kaseya is…Read more...
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Fauci says vaccines should be mandated at the local level but the federal government will not mandate them

Getty/Kevin Dietsch The White House missed its goal of vaccinating 70% of US adults by July 4 amid vaccine hesitancy. Dr. Anthony Fauci said he supported mandates at local institutions like schools and businesses. He also said formal full approval of COVID-19 vaccines in the US might help combat hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said he believed there should be more COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the local level but the federal governmen...
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Fauci said there should be vaccine mandates at the local level but that the federal government will not mandate them

Getty/Kevin Dietsch The White House missed its goal of vaccinating 70% of US adults by July 4 amid vaccine hesitancy. Fauci said he supports vaccine mandates at the local level, like at schools and businesses. He also said the vaccines are as good as approved, but that formal full approval may help combat hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday he believes there should be more COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the local level, though he continu...
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U.S. Charges Greek Man Known as ‘The Bull’ for Selling Inside Information on the Dark Web

A cybercriminal known as “The Bull” was stopped in its tracks by U.S. authorities for selling insider information on publicly traded companies on the dark web. Read more...
Tags: Corruption, Science, Internet, Information, Tor, Computing, Conflict Of Interest, Stock Market, Insider, Insider Trading, Securities Fraud, Alphabay, Sweeney, Digital Technology, Business Finance, William F Sweeney Jr


Black Widow Surpasses Expectations Raking in $218 Million WorldWide

Disney announced today that Black Widow raked in $80 million at the box office, $60 million via Disney+ Premier Access, and $78 million at the international box office, thus making it the biggest domestic opening since the pandemic began. It’s also the third-largest domestic opening for an origin story behind Black…Read more...
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Loki: Chris Hemsworth Records New Lines for Throg Role

Believe it or not, Chris Hemsworth appears in the latest episode of Loki. Well, his voice does.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Loki, Hemsworth, Eric Martin, Mjolnir, Herron, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, Kate Herron, Entertainment Culture, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture, Chris Hemsworth Records New Lines


Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson Wins Billionaire Space Race

British billionaire Richard Branson finally got his trip to space on Sunday.Read more...
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Tesla Releases Full Self-Driving Update, Tells Users ‘It May Do the Wrong Thing at the Worst Time’

Years after its announced debut, Tesla has finally released beta version 9 of its Full Self-Driving system, albeit warning drivers that the software “may do the wrong thing at the worst time” and urging them not to become complacent at the wheel.Read more...
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Covid live news: UK reports 31,772 daily infections and 26 new deaths; new restrictions in Libya after record cases

UK figures drop slightly on previous day; Libyan cafes closed, weddings and funerals with mourners banned and public transport use barredTory MP fears Boris Johnson will delay winter Covid restrictionsUgandan minister blames west for country’s Covid vaccine shortageEngland reopening going ahead, but mask wearing ‘expected’ Woman, 90, infected with Alpha and Beta Covid variants at the same time 7.20pm BST South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has said that restaurants will be allowed to r...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Biology, France, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Libya, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, BST South Africa


Netflix Debuts Second Teaser Trailer for New Anime Series Spriggan

Netflix is giving new life to the anime Spriggan, and a second teaser trailer has officially hit the internet.Read more...
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Elon Musk showed up in Richard Branson's kitchen at 3 a.m. to wish him luck flying to the edge of space

Richard Branson said Elon Musk is a friend. Susan Montoya Bryan/Reuters; Mike Blake/Reuters Elon Musk visited Richard Branson in his kitchen at 3 a.m. to wish him good luck on his spaceflight. Branson flew to the edge of space aboard a Virgin Galactic space plane on Sunday morning. He shared a photo of himself with a barefoot Musk - two billionaire spaceflight-company founders. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk visited fellow space-baron billionaire Richard Branson...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Spaceshiptwo, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Rocket Launch, Branson, Musk


A woman who died from COVID-19 was the first recorded case of contracting 2 variants of coronavirus at the same time, researchers say

A nurse works on a patient in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) on January 7, 2020. Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images A 90-year-old Belgian woman died in March after contracting two coronavirus strains at the same time. The woman, who had both the UK and South African variant, died five days after getting sick. Researchers say the case is the first of its kind, but warn there could be more. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 90-year-old Belgian woman who died from COVID...
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The launch of a Fox News weather channel has climate crisis experts concerned, report says

Tucker Carlson reporting on global warming on Fox News. Fox News/YouTube Last year, Fox News unveiled plans to create a 24-hour weather channel. But as its debut date approaches, climate experts are worried that it could adopt a similar tone to Fox News. The popular right-wing network has previously perpetuated climate misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The upcoming launch of a new weather channel run by Fox News Media has some climate crisis experts deeply co...
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Richard Branson flies to edge of space in Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane

Branson’s Virgin Galactic went into sub-orbital flight days ahead of a rival launch by Jeff BezosThe British entrepreneur Richard Branson has successfully flown to the edge of space and back in his Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane, days ahead of a rival launch by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as the two billionaires compete to kick off a new era of space tourism.Seventeen years after Branson founded Virgin Galactic to develop commercial spacecraft and cater to future space tourists, the space...
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Watch Richard Branson fly to the edge of space aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane

Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor, takes in a view of Earth on the company's February 22, 2019 test flight to the edge of space. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic is flying its first full crew to the edge of space, including founder Richard Branson. The company's space plane launched with Branson onboard Sunday morning - just days before Jeff Bezos's launch. Virgin Galactic is livestreaming the spaceflight; the video feed is embedded below. See more sto...
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Watch live: Richard Branson is flying to the edge of space aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane

Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor, takes in a view of Earth on the company's February 22, 2019 test flight to the edge of space. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic is flying its first full crew to the edge of space, including founder Richard Branson. The company's space plane launched with Branson onboard Sunday morning - just days before Jeff Bezos's launch. Virgin Galactic is livestreaming the spaceflight; the video feed is embedded below. See more sto...
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Covid live news: UK reports 31,772 daily cases and 26 new deaths; 1,007 deaths in 24 hour period in Indonesia

UK figures drop slightly on previous day; Indonesian death toll rises to total of 66,464 after deadly dayTory MP fears Boris Johnson will delay winter Covid restrictionsUgandan minister blames west for country’s Covid vaccine shortageEngland reopening going ahead, but mask wearing ‘expected’ Woman, 90, infected with Alpha and Beta Covid variants at the same time 4.10pm BST The UK today reported 26 new coronavirus deaths and 31,772 new cases. It’s a slight drop on yesterday’s figures which we...
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Virgin Galactic just flew billionaire founder Richard Branson and 3 crewmates to the edge of space

Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses embraces Richard Branson and other crew as he arrives to board the company's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic flew its first full crew - including founder Richard Branson - to the edge of space. Two pilots flew the company's VSS Unity space plane 55 miles above Earth then landed safely. Virgin Galactic is poised to fly customers n...
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Sunetra Gupta’s thesis that international travel is essential if we want to avoid major pandemics

I first came across Sunetra Gupta’s non-intuitive thesis through this video (extracted below). I’ve been trying to locate any written work of the professor on this topic. I’ll compile my findings below: ARTICLE Increased frequency of travel in the presence of cross-immunity may act to decrease the chance of a global pandemic  ARTICLE ON HER […]
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Aerial photos capture the devastation of the California drought that's shriveling vegetation and drying up reservoirs

An aerial view shows former docks on the beach at Salton Sea in California. Aude Guerrucci/Reuters An extreme drought in California is drying up lakes and reservoirs and straining electrical grids. Agriculture and tourism could be severely impacted, and wildfires are likely to rage this summer. Aerial photographs show how much the drought has already devastated California's landscape. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boats sit on dry land. Once-lush palm trees are now b...
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Covid live: public in England expected to wear masks when measures lift; Indonesia reports 1,007 daily deaths

UK minister says mask guidance indoors is set to stay in England; Indonesian death toll rises to total of 66,464 after deadly dayZahawi: England reopening going ahead, but mask wearing ‘expected’Sajid Javid warns NHS waiting lists backlog could reach 13m ‘Their childhood has been stolen’: calls for action to tackle long CovidWoman, 90, infected with Alpha and Beta Covid variants at the same timeSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.59am BST In Libya, Al-Wasat news is reporting that the country...
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Scientist Prue Hart: ‘Sunburn causes havoc in the skin – we should avoid it’

The inflammation researcher explains the health benefits and dangers of soaking up the sunProf Prue Hart is head of the inflammation research group at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Australia, which studies the beneficial effects of sunlight exposure on our health and whether these are the result of UV-induced vitamin D or other molecules produced in our skin upon exposure to sunlight.What exactly happens when the sun hits our skin?Sunlight is made up of three components: there’s the visi...
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Unlocking the ‘gut microbiome’ – and its massive significance to our health

Scientists are only just discovering the enormous impact of our gut health – and how it could hold the key to everything from tackling obesity to overcoming anxiety and boosting immunityIf you want to learn more about what’s going on in your gut, the first step is to turn your poo blue. How long it takes for a muffin dyed with blue food colouring to pass through your system is a measure of your gut health: the median is 28.7 hours; longer transit times suggest your gut isn’t as healthy as it cou...
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Malta’s ban on visitors without two jabs raises fears of tourist restrictions across Europe

Travel industry hopes island’s decision is a one-off response to Delta variant’s rapid spread across continentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK travel industry has described as “confusing” Malta’s surprise decision to ban all visitors unless they are double vaccinated, a development that has raised fears that other European countries will follow suit as the Delta variant continues its rapid advance across the continent.Chris Fearne, health minister of the Mediter...
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Hepatitis C vaccine could be rolled out within five years, says Nobel Prize winner who discovered virus

A vaccine to protect against infection with hepatitis C could be in use within 5 years, says Professor Sir Michael Houghton, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology along with three other scientists for discovering the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 1989. Sir Michael will discuss the development of a vaccine in a special presentation at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)
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Flu jab protects against some of the severe effects of COVID-19, including

The flu vaccine may provide vital protection against COVID-19, new research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, concludes.
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Outbreaks of COVID-19 in French nursing homes traced back to staff

COVID-19 outbreaks in French nursing homes almost certainly started in staff - and none of measures put in place stopped the virus from taking hold, new research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, shows.
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Care home residents are at risk of COVID-19 even after being fully vaccinated

Care homes need to be vigilant for outbreaks of COVID-19, even after residents have received two doses of the vaccine, according to new research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) held online this year.
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