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Hygiene, Honeypots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:12

The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.

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VIDEO: Huge crowds gather for Denmark vigil

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:08
Denmark has been holding a vigil following the attack on a synagogue and at a free speech debate in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Just 55 Miles From ISIS Control, American Expats Carry On Life As Usual

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

The city of Erbil is not far from the front lines of a war, but for Americans living in this part of northern Iraq, the conflict may feel a world away.

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Hackers Pull Off Massive Cyber Bank Heist, Stealing As Much As $1B

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Mike Riley, who covers cybersecurity for Bloomberg Businessweek, about how hackers have infiltrated over 100 banks worldwide over the past two years.

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Egypt Urges The World To Back Its Retaliation To ISIS Killings

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Egypt is conducting airstrikes on positions held by the self-declared Islamic State in Libya, in response to a video apparently showing the militants' beheading of Egyptians on the Libyan coast.

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Quiz Time! Take A Guess At These Presidential Tech Firsts

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

On Presidents Day, we consider some presidential firsts when it comes to new technologies. Play along: Who was the first president to have a telephone? How about the first to ride on a steamboat?

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Science Standards Draw Climate Change Debate Back Into Wyo. Classrooms

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

So far, 13 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, but elsewhere these standards are causing controversy because of what they say about climate change. In Wyoming, reports Aaron Schrank, it's a particularly touchy issue.

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As Pakistan Turns Courts Over To Military, Some Fear Revival Of Army's Power

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Pakistan is returning to an old and dreaded practice: the formation of secret military courts to try people accused of threatening the county's security.

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Hopes Soar As Drone Enthusiasts Greet New Rule Proposal

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Drone enthusiasts are generally pleased with the long-awaited regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. They had feared the government would make them go to flight school.

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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.

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Female Libido Pill Fires Up Debate About Women And Sex

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Is the FDA being sexist, or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.

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Talks Collapse, As Greece Rejects E.U. Bailout Deal

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 11:42

Four hours after they started, both parties walked out of the talks and reiterated their hard lines. Now, Greece's membership in the currency bloc is in question.

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Houses evacuated over bomb warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 11:30
A bomb alert that has caused a number of homes in a Londonderry housing estate to be evacuated is likely to continue overnight.

VIDEO: Walking again with help of oxygen

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 11:24
Afghanistan veteran Ben Parkinson is learning to walk again after a pioneering course of treatment using pure oxygen to repair damaged tissue.

VIDEO: Grief echoes in Coptic Christian village

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:46
Orla Guerin reports from the village Al-Our, in Minya, which was home to 13 of the 21 Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic State

Dog walker falls from 100ft cliff

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:43
A woman is rescued from the bottom of a cliff after plunging 100ft (30m) while out walking her dogs.

Report: Using Malware, Hackers Steal Millions From Banks

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:37

According to a security company, hackers kept tabs on bank employees, transferred funds and then sent commands to ATMs to dispense cash at pre-determined times.

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VIDEO: Fleeing artillery fire amid Ukraine truce

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:15
The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is looking increasingly fragile a day after it was meant to start.

Man charged over 'chemical weapon'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:10
A 31-year-old man from Liverpool has been charged with attempting to have a chemical weapon in his possession, police say.

Anger over BBC radio streaming

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 10:08
Some internet radio devices, including models aimed at blind and partially sighted listeners, have been left unable to receive BBC radio.

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