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How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

Image copyright Fidra Cyber Security Image caption Breaking into a shipping firm’s computer systems could allow attackers to access all kinds of sensitive information When staff at CyberKeel investigated email activity at a medium-sized shipping firm, they made a shocking discovery. “Someone had hacked into the systems of the company and planted a small virus,”[…]

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Technology could make us immortal. But there will be consequences. – The Week Magazine

Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment — both intellectual and financial — by philosophers, scientists, and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be “cryopreserved” in preference to simply dying, as[…]

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Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The digital court has heard its first case – online China has launched a digital “cyber-court” to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media. The Hangzhou Internet Court opened on Friday and heard its first case – a copyright infringement dispute[…]

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'We thought it would form a tornado': Brazilian city's fear of menacing dust cloud hanging over residents' homes – Daily Mail

Residents of a Brazilian city were puzzled by a menacing yet eerily beautifully dust cloud hanging over their homes. João Paulo Magalhães shared a video of the apocalyptic sight from a petrol station in Teixeira de Freitas, in the south east of the country, on Thursday evening. As the sunset cast dazzling colours across the spectacle,[…]

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Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 340 domains relating to pirate sites will soon be blocked in Australia Australia’s federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block dozens of popular pirate sites. The crackdown prevents users from accessing 59 illegal torrent and streaming sites including Demonoid, EZTV, YTS, RARBG, 1337x and Putlocker. A[…]

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Alibaba's cloud base doubled in just 12 months – Markets Insider

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Alibaba’s Q2 2017 (ended June 30) results showed better-than-expected growth, in part driven by its cloud business. The number of paying customers for Alibaba’s cloud business nearly doubled from the year prior, to surpass 1[…]