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Hackers holding websites to ransom by switching their encryption keys

Websites taken offline in new attack, which sees hackers change codes to permanently lock owners out unless they pay a ransom<p>Ransomware – hacking and locking a computer and demanding money to let users back in – has moved to the web following a spate of attacks that cripple websites by changing the …

Sony Pictures

Ta-Da! The Launch of My Quiz on the Four Tendencies. Learn About Yourself!

Of everything I learned about habits and human nature from working on my book <b>Better Than Before</b>, the most challenging thing I figured out -- and the …

Quizzes

Police can’t have it both Waze on expectation of privacy in public

Spurred to action by the murder of two cops in New York in December, some in law enforcement fear that Google’s Waze social traffic app could be used to “stalk” them. So they want Google to disable the app.<p>Waze, which Google acquired in 2013 for $966 million, uses social features to warn drivers of …

Waze

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Art

Experimental Ebola vaccine shipped to Liberia

GSK hopes to enrol 30,000 people in first large-scale trials of the vaccine, which uses a type of chimpanzee cold virus<p>Healthcare workers and others at high risk from Ebola in Liberia could be given an experimental vaccine as early as next week following the shipment of the first doses to Monrovia, …

LG announces a curved, 34-inch monitor that's tailor-made for gamers

You're going to see lots of curved things at CES 2015. TVs, all-in-one PCs, and plenty of desktop monitors. LG's one of the main pushers of curved displays, and tonight it's announcing one of those products before we head for Las Vegas. The 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor has been designed for …

The Year Ahead: 2015's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

For the literary-minded moviegoer, this coming year looks to be a typical smorgasbord of rich, print-based material in the world of movie …

‘Senseless mass murder’ leaves nine people dead in Canada

Nine people, including seven adults and two young children, were found dead at three separate crime scenes in what Edmonton’s police chief on Tuesday called a “senseless mass murder”.<p>Rod Knecht told a news conference the killings were the result of domestic violence. The victims included a woman …

10 questions about the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 tragedy

<b>(CNN) —</b> The discovery of debris from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 means investigators have taken a big step toward answering the questions haunting the families of those aboard the doomed plane. What are the key questions, and what might come next?<p><b>What caused the plane to crash?</b><p>It's the million-dollar …

Ebola charity: 'We are confident about safety measures'

Save The Children says it is confident about the safety procedures at its Ebola treatment centre at Kerry Town in Sierra Leone.<p>A review continues into how British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who worked there, caught the disease.<p>She remains in a critical condition in a London hospital.<p>Tulip Mazumdar …

Disease

WHO announces 'good news' for Ebola vaccine | DW | 09.01.2015

Ebola vaccine trials are scheduled to start soon, the head of the World Health Organization's Assistant Director General Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny said …

Bad weather stalls AirAsia wreckage search; 7 bodies recovered

Fighting high winds and choppy waves, recovery teams lifted seven bodies from Indonesian waters Wednesday as naval officials reportedly obtained the first sonar image showing a crashed AirAsia jet lying upside down under the sea.<p>A day after officials confirmed that debris in the Java Sea belonged …

Mozambique links contaminated beer deaths to crocodile bile

At least 69 people killed and 196 others admitted to hospital after drinking traditional beer pombe at funeral<p>Health authorities in Mozambique believe the contaminated beer that killed 69 people at a funeral over the weekend was poisoned with crocodile bile.<p>The government has declared three days of …

Mozambique