Salman Rushdie undergoes artificial respiration… and the police reveal the identity of the attacker

A British novelist risks losing an eye British novelist Salman Rushdie’s agent said Rushdie was at risk of losing an eye, severing the nerves in an arm and damaging his liver after being stabbed on Friday. “The news is not good and Salman may lose an eye,” agent Andrew Wylie said in a written statement. … Read more

Your Macs aren’t as secure as you think

When the Macintosh computer was new, Apple touted that Macs, unlike PCs, didn’t catch viruses. We know better now; Macs are plagued by malware, even ransomware. But the fact remains that macOS is inherently more secure than Windows. That’s why security researcher Thijs Alkemade’s claim to break all macOS security layers with a single attack … Read more

Off-duty volunteer firefighters save a neighbor’s house during a thunderstorm in the Katy neighborhood

KATY, TX (KTRK) — Two garden hoses and a group of volunteers in the right place at the right time likely saved a house from a fire in Katy on Wednesday night. A bolt of lightning struck the neighboring house and the flames quickly spread. Only ABC13 was there when the owner encountered one of … Read more

Meta expands testing of end-to-end encryption features in Messenger

Meta is testing additional end-to-end encryption (E2EE) features in Facebook Messenger, and not just because it has been roundly criticized for not enabling these protections by default. “We work hard to protect your personal messages and calls with default end-to-end encryption on Messenger and Instagram,” says Meta. “Today we are announcing our plans to test … Read more

Researchers stalk and impersonate tracking devices (for security)

At Black Hat 2022, security researchers unveiled a new attack that targets tracking systems based on ultra-wideband (UWB) radio technology. They were able to stalk these tracking devices without their target’s knowledge, and even make the targets appear to move at the will of their attackers. A key use of UWB is in real-time location … Read more

Learner driver speed limits spark debate with ongoing NSW regional road safety inquiry

Driving instructors and the trucking industry want speed limits for learner drivers in NSW to be lifted or increased, citing safety concerns on regional roads. Key points: The association of driving instructors calls for the removal of speed limits for learner drivers Trucking industry says rules create problems in areas without passing lanes Transport for … Read more

The fertilizer factor is fueling the global food crisis – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A global fertilizer shortage threatens to further starve an already hungry planet. Officials from the United Nations and beyond are mounting warnings about the growing fertilizer crisis – an essential substance for boosting soil fertility – as vulnerable countries in places like Africa grapple with prices that have … Read more

Europe’s streets are going dark to save energy – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Driven by a looming energy crisis, cities across Europe are turning off the lights. While Spain has made such measures mandatory, ordering shops to turn off their lights at night, in other places local authorities are voluntarily flipping the switch, arguing it’s a good time to test measures … Read more

Italy sweats during summer election campaign – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article TUSCANY – Spending the entire month of August on the coast is practically an Italian birthright. But after the surprise collapse of Mario Draghi’s government in July, Italy is holding autumn elections for the first time in more than 100 years, leaving politicians with little time to tan. … Read more

Telecommunications in the South Pacific is a security concern for Australia

Australia has stepped in to improve telecommunications systems in the South Pacific in the face of rising tensions with China, writes Paul Budde. OVER THE RECENT YEARS, it has become clear that Australia and Western countries in general need to take developments in the South Pacific more seriously. As China moves deeper and deeper into … Read more