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HBO says full email system likely not compromised in data breach

HBO’s ‘Confederate’ announcement draws backlash HBO is the latest victim of a large-scale security breach, and the company is still investigating just how big it is. In an email to employees this afternoon, HBO CEO Richard Plepler said the company does not believe its email system as a whole was compromised in the breach, but a review is still ongoing. “We are also in the process of engaging an outside firm to work with our employees to provide credit monitoring and we will be following up with those details,” Plepler ...

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How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System

The health care debate continues to rage in Senate, the media, and in the public discourse. Call it Obamacare, Trumpcare, AHCA, ACA, Better Care Reconciliation Act – the current law, and the current proposals in Congress to change it – all claim to provide affordable access to health care for Americans. In reality, the law is about health insurance reform, and curbing the steep rise of the federal government’s subsidizing of health care for our citizens. The big underlying problem with affordability in health care is an industry that has not ...

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Cyberattacks Disrupt Chernobyl’s Automatic Monitoring System

There are certain things that everyone on planet Earth should be able to agree on. I say that as someone who periodically writes about issues that impact global security, in both the physical and cyberworlds, and who tries to bring a fact-based reasonable perspective to topics that are often rather overheated. For example, if you want to understand global politics and why Russia or North Korea might make some of the decisions that they do, it’s important to consider how different issues look from their perspectives, and you can certainly ...

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Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System

A new paper published in the Astronomical Journal suggests that the unusual tilt of some Kuiper Belt objects could be explained by a Mars-sized planet lurking in the outer solar system. To be clear, this hypothetical planet-sized mass is not the same thing as the hypothesized Planet 9 that we’ve discussed at several points over the past year. It’s difficult to find a single diagram that shows all of these areas in proper relation to each other, so we’ll have to split this up a bit: The highly unusual (and ...

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Apple’s iMac Pro Is a Workstation-Class System With Intel CPUs, AMD graphics

Apple announced a bevy of new products, software, and hardware refreshes at WWDC 2017; CEO Tim Cook wasn’t kidding when he called it the largest WWDC the company has ever produced. For years, Apple’s approach to traditional computing hardware could charitably be called erratic. For some users — specifically, those who needed AIO devices with good overall specs, but less GPU horsepower — iMacs have been strong choices for years. If, on the other hand, you wanted a powerful GPU to match your CPU, Apple’s options have been much more limited. Its Mac ...

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Xbox One System Update Out Now For Preview Members, Here's What It Does

Xbox One‘s latest system update is available to download now for Insider members, and there’s some cool new features included. According to Dualshockers, the patch adds the ability to invite friends to join in and broadcast alongside you in Microsoft’s rebranded livestreaming app, Mixer. Microsoft does note, however, that until the feature is rolled out more widely, it’s currently only available to Alpha Insiders, and not Beta members. You’ll also need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to invite a friend to broadcast with you in your Party. In addition, the ...

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Designer Virus Tells the Immune System How to Fight Cancer

A virus can cause illness and even death if you become infected with the wrong one. However, a virus has no malicious intentions; it’s simply a bundle of genetic code programmed to make copies of itself. Researchers have been exploring ways to hijack the functionality of a virus to deliver new beneficial genes to cells. A team from the University of Basel and the University of Geneva has used this approach to create a virus that puts the immune system into cancer-fighting overdrive. Most attempts to fight cancer with the ...

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US tests missile defence system as North Korea concerns mount

The US has for the first time successfully tested its defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), say officials. A ground-based interceptor was launched at a California air base and shot down a mock ballistic missile, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said. The Pentagon said the test was long-planned but it comes amid increased tensions with North Korea. The test comes after Pyongyang fired its ninth missile this year. MDA Director Vice Adm Jim Syring called the test a “critical milestone”. “This system is vitally important to the defence ...

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ET Deals: Save 90% on the System Administration and Infrastructure Management Bundle

If you’re looking to reboot your career, taking a handful of online courses is a good way to feel out what interests you, and find something you’re really good at. Today, SkillWise is offering up a bundle of SysAdmin and infrastructure management courses, and it’s shockingly affordable. • System Administration and Infrastructure Management Bundle for $ 41 (List price: $ 416) With your purchase, you’ll get these courses: • The Complete Guide to LPIC 1 Linux Administrator Exam (a $ 50 value)• Professional Guide to Windows Server 2016 (a $ ...

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US anti-missile system 'operational' in South Korea

The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is “operational” in South Korea. A spokesman said the system was now able to intercept North Korean missiles and defend the South. But officials have told reporters that full operational capability is still some months away. Tensions have been rising around the Korean peninsula, with repeated threats from North Korea and the presence of a group of US warships and a submarine. On Monday, two US bombers took part in a joint drill with South Korea’s air force in what ...

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