US recovers most of ransom paid after Colonial Pipeline hack

United States investigators have recovered millions of dollars of cryptocurrency paid to Russian ransomware hackers in the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, the Justice Department said in a statement on Monday June 7. “Earlier today, the Department of Justice has found and recaptured the majority of ransom Colonial paid to the DarkSide network in the wake of… Continue reading US recovers most of ransom paid after Colonial Pipeline hack

Mum said she heard voices telling her to kill her kids before her son and daughter were found dead

A mum told police she was “hearing voices telling her to kill her kids” hours before two young children were found dead in Tempe, Arizona, US. Yui Inoue, 40, stopped an Arizona cop as he was heading out for patrol at 7am on Saturday, May 15. The mum, who seemed frantic, flagged him down and… Continue reading Mum said she heard voices telling her to kill her kids before her son and daughter were found dead

Supply Scarce Abroad, Demand Down At Home: Vaccine Access Is Starkly Unequal

Vaccine demand is beginning to slide in the U.S., but in other parts of the world, the pandemic is devastating countries where vaccines are more scarce. India is one of those countries. There only 2% of the population is fully immunized. There’s an argument that waiving intellectual property rights could boost global vaccine production, and… Continue reading Supply Scarce Abroad, Demand Down At Home: Vaccine Access Is Starkly Unequal

Face mask requirement for planes, buses and trains extended through mid-September in U.S.

Traveling this summer? Don’t forget your mask. The Transportation Security Administration on Friday extended a federal requirement that travelers on buses, trains, commercial flights and at airports wear face masks. The requirement was set to expire on May 11 and will now be in effect through Sept. 13. The agency started requiring people wear masks… Continue reading Face mask requirement for planes, buses and trains extended through mid-September in U.S.

Spotify launches podcast subscriptions, and creators could make more money than they would through Apple

Spotify on Tuesday launched its podcast subscription service in the U.S., giving creators more range in how they choose to make money. The move comes just one week after streaming rival Apple announced its own subscription podcast offering. Podcast monetization has been tricky for streaming companies to realize, since it’s been difficult to measure the… Continue reading Spotify launches podcast subscriptions, and creators could make more money than they would through Apple

Climate crisis threatens U.S. national security, Defense secretary says

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday described the climate crisis as one of the nation’s existential threats with the potential to profoundly destabilize global security. “From coast to coast and across the world, the climate crisis has caused substantial damage and put people in danger, making it more difficult for us to carry out… Continue reading Climate crisis threatens U.S. national security, Defense secretary says

Danish energy giant Orsted is pivoting to onshore wind in new $684 million deal

Orsted said Friday it had reached an agreement with Brookfield Renewable to purchase a 100% equity interest in the latter’s Irish and U.K. onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland. Orsted said the deal would see it enter Europe’s onshore market. In 2014 the company, which was then known as DONG Energy, divested its last activities… Continue reading Danish energy giant Orsted is pivoting to onshore wind in new $684 million deal

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Iran vows ‘revenge’ after Israel with help from US attacked it’s nuclear site

Iran has said it will “take revenge” for an attack on an underground nuclear site, allegedly carried out by their eternal enemies, Israel. According to Iranian officials, the Natanz uranium enrichment plant was the target of “nuclear terrorism” on Sunday, April 11, after the nuclear site experienced power failure. The reported attack on the nuclear… Continue reading Iran vows ‘revenge’ after Israel with help from US attacked it’s nuclear site

How Asia came to dominate chipmaking and what the U.S. wants to do about it

A global semiconductor shortage and tensions with China have bolstered U.S. scrutiny of the supply chain and created a drive to regain leadership.Under President Joe Biden, the U.S. is looking to bring manufacturing back to American soil and reduce reliance on a handful of chipmakers.In this article China — If you talk about chipmaking, two… Continue reading How Asia came to dominate chipmaking and what the U.S. wants to do about it

US surpasses 30 million coronavirus cases

The United States has reported more than 30million cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began. The nation surpassed the milestone on Wednesday, March 24, nearly 12 weeks after hitting 20m, according to Johns Hopkins University data. No other country has recorded so many cases, and there is likely to be a high number of infections… Continue reading US surpasses 30 million coronavirus cases