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Fourth of July 'suicide attack' near US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A suicide bomber carried out an attack early Monday near an American diplomatic site in the western Saudi city of Jeddah, according to the Interior Ministry.<p>The ministry said in a statement the attacker detonated his suicide vest when security guards approached him near the parking lot of a …

Lizard Squad hacked thousands of cameras to attack websites

The hacking collective Lizard Squad isn't relying solely on masses of compromised PCs to cause some grief online. Security researchers at Arbor Networks have discovered that the outfit compromised several thousand closed-circuit cameras and webcams to create a botnet that it promptly used for …

Hacking

Britain should leave International Criminal Court if it pursues troops over Chilcot report, former defence minister says

Britain should withdraw from the International Criminal Court if it pursues war crimes charges against rank and file soldiers in the wake of the Chilcot report but ignores claims against Tony Blair, a former defence minister has claimed.<p>Sir Gerald Howarth, the Conservative MP, said that it would be …

International Criminal Court

Millions of Android devices have flawed full disk encryption

Hackers can use brute force to break into tens of millions of Android devices using full disk encryption, thanks to a series of security issues linked specifically to Android kernel flaws and Qualcomm processors, <i>Neowin</i> reports. The vulnerabilities were uncovered by security researcher Gal …

Information Security

Beijing Launches Naval Drills in the South China Sea Before Key Maritime Ruling

In the final days before a landmark court decision over disputed territory in the South China Sea, Beijing has announced it will conduct military …

Migrants who cannot pay are being sold for organs, smuggler tells Italian authorities

Migrants unable to pay for their journeys across the Mediterranean are being sold to organ traffickers, an Eritrean smuggler has told Italian authorities.<p>Nuredin Wehabrebi Atta, who was arrested by Italian police in 2014, is the first foreigner given witness protection by Italian authorities, after …

Crime

China completes world’s largest radio telescope and prepares to search for alien life

<i>(Reuters)</i> – China on Sunday hoisted the final piece into position on what will be the world’s largest radio telescope, which it will use to explore space and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, state media said.<p>The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the size of 30 …

EgyptAir Crash: All Known Human Remains Taken From Mediterranean

CAIRO — A search vessel has recovered all mapped human remains under water in the Mediterranean Sea at the crash site of EgyptAir Flight MS804, Egypt's aircraft accident investigation committee said.<p>The John Lethbridge, which is contracted by the Egyptian government, headed to Alexandria port to …

Bangladesh Faces an Uncertain New Reality After the Dhaka Attack

For years, Bangladesh has presented a paradox to outsiders. The small, densely packed South Asian nation is among the world’s poorest. It is often …

London police consider using drones to pursue motorbike thieves

In its bid to curb the rise of drive-by snatches on the streets of London, the Metropolitan Police may turn to drones to track motorbike-riding suspects. At a recent meeting of the London Assembly's Police and Crime Committee, Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said that UAVs could be a safer …

Savemoney

Iraq suicide bomb attack: Deaths in Baghdad rise to 165

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1250000/1250640_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524858279_1525ab7a8d280e1c0d2ebc4986afcf37<p><b>The number of people killed in Sunday's suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has risen to 165, interior ministry officials say.</b><p>The …

Hanergy Launches Solar Powered Cars In China

China’s Hanergy Holding Group (Hanergy) has unveiled four solar-powered electric concept cars, set for production within three years. Hanergy is a large clean-energy company and one of the largest thin-film solar cell manufacturers in the world. Hanergy is also the owner of U.S. based Alta Devices, …

Solar Power

Man who campaigned for Britain to leave the EU says he is stepping down from leadership of the party<p>Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of Ukip, saying he had fulfilled his political ambitions after successfully campaigning for the UK to vote for Brexit and that it was time for him to take a …

UKIP

Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king …

US declassified report listing individuals in 9/11 probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the clamor a year ago to release 28 still-secret pages of a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, the government …

Microsoft goes full-screen for final Windows 10 upgrade nag

Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade notifications have been the subject of amusing weather forecasts, a $10,000 lawsuit, and generally annoying for many other people. While Microsoft is tweaking the regular upgrade prompt to make it less confusing for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, the …

Solar road technology comes to Route 66

Solar Roadways' dreams of sunlight-gathering paths are one step closer to taking shape. Missouri's Department of Transportation is aiming to install a test version of the startup's solar road tiles in a sidewalk at the Historic Route 66 Welcome Center in Conway. Okay, it won't be <i>on</i> Route 66 just …

Clean Energy

China just finished building the world's largest telescope

Yesterday, China completed construction of the world’s largest radio telescope in Pingtang County, southwest of China’s Guizhou Province.<p>The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, took roughly five years to complete and cost $180m; initial plans and location reconnaissance began …

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner’s hiring package at Microsoft could be worth $88 million

We had already reported that LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman would pocket $2.9 billion from selling his stock when Microsoft buys his company. But it turns out that CEO Jeff Weiner is not exactly going to be a pauper after the $26 billion deal closes, either.<p>In a filing with the U.S. Securities and …

Baghdad bombing kills at least 200; ISIS claims responsibility

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, posted at 4:46 a.m. ET]</b><p>The death toll from Saturday's suicide bombing in Baghdad has risen to 200, the deputy head of the security committee of the Baghdad Provincial Council, Mohamed al-Rubaye‎, said in a televised phone interview Monday.<p><b>[Previous story, posted at</b> …

Bombing that killed more than 200 deadliest attack in Baghdad in years

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a day after a suicide truck bomb ripped through Baghdad, families are still hoping that rescuers searching through the rubble can locate the bodies of their loved ones.<p>The bombing early Sunday in a busy shopping district was the deadliest single attack in Iraq's war-weary capital …

China offers Philippines talks if South China Sea court ignored: China Daily | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is ready to start negotiations with the Philippines on South China Sea-related issues if Manila ignores an arbitration ruling expected next week on their long-running territorial dispute, the official China Daily reported on Monday.<p>The Philippines brought the case to the …

BORIS JOHNSON: EU 'hysteria' is like 'contagious mourning' after the death of Princess Diana

Writing in his weekly Telegraph column, the former London Mayor says many young people in Britain — "the sort who might fast to raise money for a Third World leprosy project" — have been gripped by a kind of mass hysteria not seen since the death of Princess Diana in 1997.<p>Johnson points to the …

Taliban leader: No peace without foreigners leaving

The new Taliban leader has called for an end to the foreign "occupation" of Afghanistan as a first step to a settlement based on Islamic law that he said would bring unity to a country hit by decades of war.<p>In one of his first public statements, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada said agreement was …

Israeli minister says Facebook a 'monster', hindering security | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s Minister of Internal Security on Saturday accused Facebook (FB.O) and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, of not doing enough to prevent incitement against Israel and said the social network was “sabotaging” Israeli police work.<p>Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in …

Gunmen 'started shooting right away' in Dhaka cafe attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Diego Rossini was working alone in the kitchen at the Holey Artisan Bakery Friday night when seven men burst through the front door.<p>They "started shooting right away," Rossini said, so he ran up the kitchen stairs to the roof, where as many as 10 other people had also fled when the shooting …

US accuses Russian warship of aggressive maneuvers for second time in as many weeks

The U.S. military Saturday accused a Russian warship of "high risk" and "highly unprofessional" maneuvers near a U.S. Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the second time in as many weeks that American and Russian ships had such a close encounter on the high seas.<p>A statement from the U.S. …

Technology will change where we live

Dan Laufer Contributor<p>Dan Laufer is a co-founder of RentLingo.com.<p>Governor Jerry Brown recently proposed legislation that would streamline the path for large-scale development across California. It could have a huge impact on growing housing supply in San Francisco, specifically, which suffers from …

Intel's Supercomputer Chips Get KO-ed By China and IBM

<b>Intel</b> likely won't power the world's top supercomputers anymore, following two stunning announcements from the Chinese government and <b>IBM</b> .<p>The Chinese governmentunveiled Sunway TaihuLight, a supercomputer which has theoretical peak performance of 124.5 petaflops, making it the first supercomputer to …