COVID may be factor in lack of N.Korea response to U.S. outreach – official

COVID-19 restrictions may be playing a role in North Korea’s lack of response to offers of diplomatic talks, a senior U.S. administration official said on Sunday, a day after President Joe Biden said he had offered vaccines to Pyongyang. Biden is in South Korea before heading to Japan later on Sunday as part of his first trip through Asia as president. Meeting with recently elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Saturday, Biden vowed to … Read more

Solution being sought as U.S. Customs required upgrades in Portland put Cat ferry service at risk

There are rough waters for the ferry service between Yarmouth, N.S. and Portland, Maine, with the issue of customs services on the U.S. side threatening the future of the service as early as next season. The discussion on the need for upgraded facilities at the Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland have been ongoing since 2014. U.S. Customs … Read more

Google’s low-cost Android One program may expand to the U.S.

When Google launched its Android One program in 2014 it was designed for one main reason: to create a system of standards for phones in developing countries. Targeting emerging markets in Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and others, the program dictated minimum hardware standards and limited software tweaks to insure people everywhere had access to … Read more

Suspected Russian hackers target U.S. think tanks after election

That malware is designed to examine and control whatever system it infects. It can also secretly download additional malicious files and evade detection from antivirus products. Volexity is blaming the attack on the Cozy Bear group partly because of the malware used; it contains coding that’s been found in other hacking techniques tied to the … Read more

U.S. lawmakers want answers on Yahoo email surveillance

A bipartisan group of 48 U.S. lawmakers wants two government agencies to explain a surveillance program in which Yahoo reportedly scanned all the messages of its email users on behalf of the FBI. After recent news reports of the email scanning program, the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence need … Read more

Deutsche Bank nearing settlement with U.S. authorities on mortgages: sources

Deutsche Bank is nearing a settlement with U.S. authorities on past mis-selling of mortgage-backed securities, two people close to the matter said. The case is of many over the past decade which have tarnished the reputation of the banking sector and cost banks billions in fines. While the price for the Deutsche settlement has not … Read more

U.S. convicts Russian hacker in credit card theft scheme

Jurors in a U.S. federal court have convicted a Russian hacker of stealing and selling more than 2 million credit card numbers. On Thursday, the jury in Seattle found Roman Valerevich Seleznev guilty of charges related to his hacking of point-of-sale systems. Seleznev was arrested in 2014 after U.S. authorities accused him of installing malicious … Read more

five pointers to crack u.s. IAS Prelims 2016 in 60 days

The Civil services preliminary exam to be carried out via the Union Public services exam is believed to be the hardest level within the entire process of an IAS selection. Out of 100 candidates, who write the Prelims, 97 won’t clear prelims because of foremost reasons: only some vacancies lack of right approach The exam … Read more


t may also have taken nearly five years, but it’s finally professional: Chromebooks aren’t any funny story.more Google-powered laptops shipped than Macs within the U.S. for the duration of the primary threemonths of 2016, IDC marketplace analyst Linn Huang recently informed The Verge. (Disclosure: IDC and PCWorld are both owned by using global statistics group, … Read more