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Kobe Bryant pilot previously disciplined for breaking rules when flying in bad weather

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 23:56
Ara Zobayan had been flying in an AS350 chopper on May 2015 when he was denied clearance to enter the airspace near LAX. Investigators are looking into flight that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter.
Categories: UK News

You CAN get mumps even if you've had the MMR vaccine

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 23:45
Luke Gardner, 21, from Northamptonshire, is well aware of the toll the illness can take. He caught mumps as well as German measles while studying broadcast journalism.
Categories: UK News

Are APIs Putting Financial Data At Risk?

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-02-22 23:34
We live in a world where billions of login credentials have been stolen, enabling the brute-force cyberattacks known as "credential stuffing", reports CSO Online. And it's being made easier by APIs: New data from security and content delivery company Akamai shows that one in every five attempts to gain unauthorized access to user accounts is now done through application programming interfaces (APIs) instead of user-facing login pages. According to a report released today, between December 2017 and November 2019, Akamai observed 85.4 billion credential abuse attacks against companies worldwide that use its services. Of those attacks, around 16.5 billion, or nearly 20%, targeted hostnames that were clearly identified as API endpoints. However, in the financial industry, the percentage of attacks that targeted APIs rose sharply between May and September 2019, at times reaching 75%. "API usage and widespread adoption have enabled criminals to automate their attacks," the company said in its report. "This is why the volume of credential stuffing incidents has continued to grow year over year, and why such attacks remain a steady and constant risk across all market segments." APIs also make it easier to extract information automatically, the article notes, while security experts "have long expressed concerns that implementation errors in banking APIs and the lack of a common development standard could increase the risk of data breaches." Yet the EU's "Payment Services Directive" included a push for third-party interoperability among financial institutions, so "most banks started implementing such APIs... Even if no similar regulatory requirements exist in non-EU countries, market forces are pushing financial institutions in the same direction since they need to innovate and keep up with the competition."

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Categories: Technology

Madeleine McCann detectives quiz British barmaid over her German ex-boyfriend

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 23:19
Carol Hickman, 59, was stunned when police entered her bar in Praia da Luz, Portugal, where the three-year-old vanished on holiday in 2007.
Categories: UK News

Doctors will be banned from sending unsolicited coronavirus warnings to patients

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:40
Public bodies face being fined up to £17million by Brussels if they send unsolicited messages by text or email - even as part of a public health campaign.
Categories: UK News

Tracey Emin holds a 'funeral' for the true love of her life - her pet cat Docket 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:37
The pet, who featured in many of her drawings, ceramics and sculptures, has died aged 19. She is understood to have asked her closest friends to attend a commemoration service for the feline.
Categories: UK News

Corbyn's leadership heir Rebecca Long-Bailey is 'heading for a humiliating third-place finish'

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:37
Sources say the 'Corbyn continuity candidate' is trailing behind rival Lisa Nandy and clear favourite Sir Keir Starmer in a private survey of those entitled to vote in the Labour contest.
Categories: UK News

DAVID DAVIS: Huawei deal is the most devastating blunder since MI6 hired Philby, Blunt and Burgess 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:35
DAVID DAVIS: Huawei spends almost £11.5billion a year on research, and has 80,000 researchers, so it is not hard to guess who will win the arms race of deception that will follow.
Categories: UK News

Trump's rage at Huawei 'betrayal': Fears that US will restrict intelligence it shares with Britain

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:34
The US President is understood to have used the term to a senior White House figure after he protested to Mr Johnson about the deal during a heated phone conversation.
Categories: UK News

City Sues Drug Manufacturer Mallinckrodt Over 97,500% Price Increase

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:34
McGruber quotes Atlanta TV station WSB: The city of Marietta, Georgia is suing drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt after Mallinckrodt increased the price of the drug Acthar by 97,500%. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, claims one city employee needs the drug Acthar, which is used to treat seizures in small children. "Acthar used to cost $40, but Mallinckrodt has raised the price of the drug to over $39,000 per vial," the city claims in the lawsuit. "This eye-popping 97,500% price increase is the result of unlawful and unfair conduct by Mallinckrondt. The city has expended over $2 million for just one patient covered by the city's self-funded health plan...." Atlanta pharmacist Ira Katz said Acthar is what's called a "biologic" and they can be classified as specialty drugs. "They put them into the specialty class, and the prices are outrageous, just outrageous," Katz said.

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Categories: Technology

DAN HODGES: Coogan and Dimbleby can weep and wail, but the BBC licence fee MUST be scrapped 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:31
DAN HODGES: This is the Corporation's last chance to save itself. But rather than throw a lifebelt, Coogan, Dimbleby and their allies are hurling out an anvil. The BBC is dying.
Categories: UK News

Police hunt Rayleigh suspects after 'attempt to discharge a Taser at officers'

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:31
During a disturbance at a pub, one of the men was reported to have a knife
Categories: Essex News

Meet the union bosses leading the charge in demanding better wages for lecturers 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:30
Robyn Orfitelli, 35, is the chief pay negotiator for the University and College Union, has led the charge in demanding more pay and better pension while the UCU's boss is the glamorous Jo Grady.
Categories: UK News

PETER HITCHENS: How the ultra-left silent revolution took over Britain 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:28
PETER HITCHENS: The idea that criminals are bad people who need to be punished and deterred has been abandoned. Crime is now officially a disease to be cured by 'treatment'.
Categories: UK News

Former Royal protection officer raises questions about Prince Andrew's 'alibi'

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:23
The officer says he believes the Prince may have returned to Buckingham Palace in the early hours of March 11, 2001 - contradicting his previous account.
Categories: UK News

Anita Pallenberg's love life wasn't half as crazy as her obsession with black magic

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:22
She famously slept with Mick Jagger and had three children with Keith Richards. But a new book reveals Anita Pallenberg's love life wasn't half as crazy as her obsession with black magic.
Categories: UK News

Fears that predators could hijack trans reforms

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:21
Officials working for Equalities Minister Liz Truss have said there are legitimate concerns that proposed laws allowing people to 'self-identify' their legal gender could be misused by abusive men.
Categories: UK News

Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney is 'setting up charities in her and Harry's name'

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:19
It comes after the Duke and Duchess were told they would no longer be able to use their Sussex Royal brand when they officially quit the monarchy next month.
Categories: UK News

Outrage grows at 'academic sabotage' of youngsters paying £9,000 fees 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:17
Students have said they feel 'helpless' and 'worried' that they do not know enough course content. Isabel Jezierska, who is studying in Sheffield , said she will be forced to sue her university.
Categories: UK News

TOBY YOUNG: The enemies of liberty hunt in packs. We must band together and fight for free speech 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-02-22 22:11
TOBY YOUNG: It is bad enough that any of these things could happen in a country that prides itself on the right to free speech, but in today's Britain such episodes are frighteningly common.
Categories: UK News

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