Yogi Adityanath a hardliner Hindutva icon or
Yahoo NewsYogi Adityanath a hardliner Hindutva icon or messiah of the poor in Gorakhpur?Yahoo NewsAmina, a Muslim woman was seen waiting at the Gorakhnath temple, the residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hoping for some relief. On 14th March, Amina was beaten up brutally by strongmen from her own community but the police have still not ...The way to PM Modi's 'New India' could face hurdles in Adityanath's 'New UP'India TodayYogi Adityanath as UP CM: Hindutva hardliner will look to adopt, streamline Modi's governance modelFirstpostOn Day 1, Yogi Adityanath Sets Tough Targets For Officials, CopsNDTVThe Indian Express -Deccan Chronicle -Oneindia -Daily News & Analysisall 1,489 news articles »
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 6:31 am
Freak accident at Ghana waterfall kills at
CNNFreak accident at Ghana waterfall kills at least 18CNN(CNN) A freak accident at a popular waterfall in Ghana has killed at least 18 people, according to local authorities. A huge tree appears to have fallen amid a brutal storm trapping swimmers at the base of Kintampo waterfalls in the country's Brong ...Ghana tree fall at waterfalls during storm kills 17Washington PostFalling tree kills at least 18 at Ghana waterfallReuters20 dead, mostly students, after trees fall in Ghana's Kintampo waterfallsUPI.comITV News -Huffington Post UK -BBC News -Rolling Outall 82 news articles »
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 6:18 am
Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain
U.S. News & World ReportRussia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in SyriaThe GuardianAn Israeli F-16I fighter jet. Last week's Israeli air strike hit close to Russian troops. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA. Syria. Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in Syria. Moscow raises concerns over Israel's exchange of fire with ...Israel: Syrian Air Defense Systems Back off or Be DestroyedNewsmaxRussia summoned the Israeli ambassador over airstrike Syria says helped ISISBusiness InsiderIsrael threatens to destroy Syrian air defensesBig Country HomepageABC News -Deutsche Welle -The Drive -Cleveland Jewish Newsall 83 news articles »
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 5:50 am
The White House serves up a red herring on
Washington PostThe White House serves up a red herring on RussiaWashington PostPresident Trump is tweeting again. Monday morning will feature a House Intelligence Committee hearing at which Trump's own FBI director, James B. Comey, is expected to dispute Trump's claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped him — and weigh in ...Buckle Up: Trump Faces His Most Consequential Week YetNBCNews.comWatch live: FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress on Russia and wiretappingLos Angeles TimesTrump Today: All eyes are on FBI Director ComeyThe Boston GlobeThe Hill -Fox News -Business Insider -Bloombergall 724 news articles »
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 5:47 am
Gallup: Trump job approval drops to 37% -
CNNGallup: Trump job approval drops to 37%CNN(CNN) President Donald Trump's job approval rating has dropped to 37%, while 58% of Americans disapprove of his performance so far as president, new Gallup figures show. The approval ratings, Trump's worst since taking office two months ago, come as ...Poll: President Trump's approval rating sinks to lowest point everAOLDonald Trump's Approval Rating Is In The ToiletHuffington PostPoll: Trump job approval hits new lowThe HillNew York Post -Business Insider -Newsweek -Slate Magazine (blog)all 50 news articles »
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 5:39 am
Trump to Republicans on healthcare: this is
Donald Trump turned up the pressure Friday in a high-stakes negotiation with recalcitrant Republicans who are threatening to torpedo the party's own healthcare plan aimed at dismantling Obamacare. "After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan!," Trump tweeted Friday morning on a critical day for his embattled young presidency. A vote on a Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's signature health reform -- one of Trump's most repeated campaign pledges -- is scheduled for Friday.
Posted on 24 March 2017 | 6:21 am
Husband Accidentally Donates Wifes Wedding
After Natalie Gelbert discovered her husband had accidentally donated her wedding dress to Goodwill, she posted a plea on Facebook to have it returned, which has been shared over 21,000 times.
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 3:50 pm
Hackers still threaten a remote wipe of
After news had emerged earlier this week that a hacker group called Turkish Crime Family (TCF) is holding millions of Apple ID accounts for ransom, Apple said that its servers and databases were not hacked. Instead, the company said that hackers may be using user databases acquired from massive data breaches that affected other parties, such as LinkedIn.
Since the initial disclosure, the TCF reached out to media to provide additional details about their anti-Apple quest, explaining some of their reasoning behind the attack.
In an email from a TCF domain to BGR that was likely distributed to other members of the media, the hackers say they’re still committed to unleashing the attack come April 7th, unless Apple pays up.
The message, which reads like an ad-hoc press release coming from a hackers startup — the email does come from a “press” email account — explains that the report that said the hackers want $75,000 in ransom is false. The hackers also claim that all the communication with Apple was done via ICQ, and all the chats were kept private.
“[We] requested $100,000 for each of our members which is 7 in total or $1 million worth in iTunes vouchers for instant resale at 60% of the original gift card value + Some private stuff that we have agreed not to publicize as we believe it may ruin Turkish Crime Family and Apple relations,” the hackers say. “The second thing is worth more to us than money.”
The hackers say that Apple will force users to reset their passwords to stop them and avoid “serious server issues and customer complaints.”
The TCF group claims it can reset some 2,550 iPhones per minute per server, which amounts to over 38 million accounts per hour. As for the number of affected accounts, it was bumped “from 519 million to 627 to then 717 million.” A Twitter account for the group mentioned that 200 million iCloud accounts will be factory reset.
Why are they targeting Apple? Well, strangely enough, this appears to be some sort of retaliation for the recent measures the Department of Justice has taken against the four hackers that breached Yahoo in 2014, an attack that may have affected more than 500 million users.
“We're doing this because we can, and mainly to spread awareness for Karim Baratov and Kerem Albayrak which both are being detained for the Yahoo hack and one of them is most probably facing heavy sentencing in America,” the hackers said. “Kerem Albayrak on the other hand is being accused of listing the Yahoo database for sale online.”
The group says this isn’t a political attack, and that the TCF is a new criminal organization with a lot of resources and power. “This is just the start,” they say. They even have a media department.
The attack on Yahoo was actually a military operation conducted by Russia, the FBI’s investigation proved, so it’s strange to see the hackers claim this isn’t political.
Is this threat real? That remains to be seen. I think it's rather unlikely for this massive remote iPhone wipe to happen. Not because Apple confirmed its servers were not hacked but because of this whole messy PR campaign coming from the hackers. But fo yourself a favor and change your Apple ID password especially if you’ve been using it for any of the online services that were hacked in recent years.
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 2:37 pm
Factbox: A look at U.S. healthcare spending
U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed a healthcare law to kick off their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Following are some questions and answers about healthcare spending and health insurance coverage in the United States as Republicans try to throw out President Barack Obama's signature piece of domestic policy, the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Who is covered by what insurance? The majority of America’s 323 million people are covered by either government or private insurance.
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 1:46 pm
German candymaker Haribo to build plant in
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday.
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 1:03 pm