Month: July 2019

New Android ransomware targets Reddit users searching for porn

Despite not being as common as it was back in 2017, a new family of Android ransomware has been discovered by security researchers at Eset, which found that it is targeting Reddit users. For a short period of time the virus also existed on the XDA Developers forum used by Android developers. The ransomware grouping –…
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Revolut appoints Metro Bank director David MacLean as CFO

Revolut has confirmed that Metro Bank finance director David MacLean will leave his current post to take up the role of chief financial officer (CFO) at the UK fintech unicorn. The challenger bank’s CEO, Nikolay Storonsky, said that MacLean will join the company later this year pending regulatory approval, and will help the digital bank…
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NASA discovers ‘Disneyland’ of exoplanets and possible missing link

Scientists say they have discovered three new planets outside our solar system that orbit a star situated 73 light years away from Earth. The trio are among the smallest and nearest exoplanets found to date using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which was sent into space in 2018 with the aim of finding new…
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New glass solar panels could charge EVs and power homes within a decade

A new type of window glass that is effectively a transparent solar panel could be used to charge mobile phones, electric cars and power homes, scientists say. A working model of the glass has been created to show the viability of the process, but it now needs to be refined, made more efficient and brought…
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Belgian agritech firm AgroSavfe closes €35m in Series C

Today (30 July), Belgium-based crop and food production company AgroSavfe announced that it has closed a €35m Series C round of financing. The company’s main aim is to develop a new generation of protein-based biocontrols to protect food from farm to fork. Funds from this round will be used to develop, register and scale the…
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Municipal Revenue Extraction Should Not Stand in the Way of Next Generation Broadband

Advanced broadband networks, including 5G, fiber, and high speed cable, are hot topics, but little attention is paid to the critical investments in infrastructure necessary to make these networks a reality. Each type of network has its own unique set of challenges to solve, both technically and legally. Advanced broadband delivered over cable systems, for…
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An automatic way to convert retirement savings into income

By David C. John In a recent survey, almost three quarters of respondents said they do not have the financial skills to manage their money in retirement. And they are probably right. Converting retirement savings into income is one of the most complex financial tasks people face. The necessary decisions – made in the presence…
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On Hong Kong, the US must find its voice

By Ryan Hass, Susan A. Thornton Many different people are looking at the ongoing turbulence in Hong Kong from different perspectives. This includes politicians in other countries and those with all manner of agendas in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, East Asia, and further afield. Most businesspeople wish for a return to stability and a restoration…
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السبسي، مؤسّس الجمهورية التونسية الثانية، يترك خلفه إرثاً متضارباً

By Sharan Grewal فارق الرئيس التونسي الباجي قائد السبسي الحياة اليوم عن عمر 92 سنة. وقد وضع الرئيس السبسي، أول رئيس مُنتخب ديمقراطياً، الأسس للجمهورية الثانية في البلاد وسط منطقة تخضّها الاضطرابات عقب ثورات الربيع العربي. بيد أنّ السبسي يترك خلفه إرثاً متضارباً. فهو شخصية استقطابية نالت ثناء داعميها لسنوات الخدمة التي قدّمها لتونس، بما…
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Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Surges, CME Futures Drop and Tether Domination Continues: CryptoCompare Report

CryptoCompare just published its June 2019 Exchange Review, finding Grayscale’s Bitcoin trust soaring and crypto-to-crypto trades being dominated by less trustworthy exchanges. Key Highlights Only two of the top 10 crypto-to-crypto exchanges by volume are ‘trusted’ (graded AA-B according to the CryptoCompare Exchange Benchmark) Binance tops the crypto-to-crypto rankings, with a total volume of $42.1…
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