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Brandon Laforest, senior specialist of Arctic species and ecosystems with WWF-Canada, told National Geographic that witnessing narwhal feeding habits has been nearly impossible without the drones. It's always been known that the tusk can be used as an ice pick and sparring sword, for example. Of 16 potential teeth in the narwhal, 12 are genetically silenced at birth-teeth that could be used to chomp fish.
  • Far Cry 5 Announced, South Park: The Fractured But Whole On Schedule

    Far Cry 5 Announced, South Park: The Fractured But Whole On Schedule

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    The company released logos for Far Cry and The Crew and a little Assassin's Creed teaser with a "comienza una nueva era" (the start of a new era) tagline... Either way, we'll have to wait until either E3 or when Ubisoft puts more information out to learn where we're going in Far Cry 5. That brings us to The Crew 2 which does come as a bit of a surprise.
  • Jai Lava Kusa first look on 19th May

    Jai Lava Kusa first look on 19th May

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    The latest news is that the film's cameraman, C K Muralidharan has been replaced by Tollywood's ace cinematographer Chota K Naidu. The production house of Jai Lava Kusa , NTR Arts , lashed out at the rumours and cleared all the air. It must be noted that the Yamadonga star is playing triple role in the film. NTR will be seen wearing prosthetic and his look is being handled by Hollywood make-up artist Vance Hartwell, popular for his work in films such as "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and ...
  • South African opposition wants secret ballot on Zuma vote

    South African opposition wants secret ballot on Zuma vote

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    The gathering of church leaders from various denominations at People's Park in Durban was to pray for President Jacob Zuma, who was also present, to be protected from his adversaries within and outside the ANC. "If a party had taken a parliamentary matter to court unsuccessfully it should be fined by paying court costs through deducting from salaries of members of the party", said ANC chairman Sihle Zikalala.
  • South Korea, US Stay Firm On North Korea

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    Tensions on the peninsula remain high, as North Korea confirmed Monday it had successfully tested a new type of ground-to-ground medium- to long-range ballistic missile the previous day. The Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab said Monday that portions of the WannaCry program use the same code as malware previously distributed by the Lazarus Group, a hacker collective behind the 2014 Sony hack blamed on North Korea .
  • Google DeepMind NHS data deal was 'legally inappropriate'

    Google DeepMind NHS data deal was 'legally inappropriate'

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    An ICO spokeswoman said the probe is "close to conclusion", adding: "We continue to work with the National Data Guardian and have been in regular contact with the Royal Free and DeepMind who have provided information about the development of the Streams app".
  • WannaCrypt Ransomware Windows Patch: Microsoft Tells Government To Stop Hoarding Security Vulnerabilities

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    As per the Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre), ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of "Server Message Block" (SMB) in Windows systems. This one worked because of a "perfect storm" of conditions, including a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and malware created to spread quickly once inside university, business or government networks.
  • WannaCry ransomware may not attack Indian bank ATMs, says cyber security experts

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    In the US, FedEx along with other companies felt the brunt of it. Businesses and networks across Asia are coping with the first wave of WannaCry during their workweek. "This thing can not be brushed under the carpet", he said. He said it was too early to tell how many websites had been affected . Smith also compared the NSA losing control of the software to "the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen".
  • Ministry issues warnings and protection measures against WannaCry ransomware attacks

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    As the massive ransomware attack spread like wildfire across hundreds of countries over the weekend, experts estimated that the ransomware, dubbed WannaCrypt or WannaCry, infected over 100,000 computers in almost 150 countries. The company said the virus has been localized and "technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antivirus protection". If you haven't done this yet, update your systems now.
  • Cyber firms say looking at possible North Korea tie to ransomware attack

    Cyber firms say looking at possible North Korea tie to ransomware attack

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    Justice Department attorney and an expert on cybersecurity. WannaCry is said to take advantage of a NSA hacking tool, called EternalBlue, that can make it easy to hijack unpatched older Windows machines. Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, wasn't reopening Monday as a "preventative step". The company gave no details on the degree to which the plant was affected by the malware.
  • WannaCry ransomware loses its kill switch, so watch out

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    Police Scotland are working with the National Crime Agency on the investigation. Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation".