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Clive Sinclair, Computing Pioneer, Dies at 81

LONDON —  Sir Clive Sinclair, the British inventor who pioneered the pocket calculator and affordable home computers, died Thursday at age 81. He died at his home in London a decade after being diagnosed with cancer, U.K. media said, prompting tributes from many who fondly recalled their first experience of …

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In a forward-looking move, the government has set out to form a law for personal data protection fashioned on the EU’s momentous General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as it looks to make Bangladesh fit for the digital age.   Like the GDPR, the law would allow citizens the right to …

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egypt-team-identifies-fossil-of-land-roaming-whale-species

Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in the country’s Western Desert, is that of a previously unknown species. The creature, an ancestor of the modern-day whale, is believed to have lived 43 million years ago.   The prehistoric whale, known as …

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US Accuses Russia of Stonewalling on Cybercrime

WASHINGTON – U.S. warnings to Russian President Vladimir Putin over shielding cybercriminals holed up in Russia appear to have made little impact, according to top U.S. law enforcement and cyber officials.  “There is no indication that the Russian government has taken action to crack down on ransomware actors that are …

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Apple Plugs ‘No-Click’ Phone Hack Attributed to Pegasus Spyware

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action. Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said the security issue was exploited to plant spyware on a …

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In a bid to reduce man-elephant conflict, the Odisha government has decided to use honey bees to prevent the pachyderms from straying into human habitations, a senior forest official said on Tuesday.   Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Sashi Paul said that the RE-HAB (Reducing Human-Elephant Attacks Using Bees) …

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The first all-civilian crew is set to ride into Earth orbit from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.    Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to launch four people into space Wednesday on a three-day mission called Inspiration4.   The SpaceX flight will be led …

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apple-patches-exploit-attributed-to-hacker-for-hire-firm

Apple released an emergency software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect Apple devices without any user action.   The researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said the flaw allowed spyware from the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire firm, NSO Group, …

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