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US officials called 'terrorists' mock Venezuela travel banSun, 01 Mar 2015 19:05

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, and his wife Cilia Flores greet supporters during a rally outside of Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas in dueling demonstrations on Saturday, with one group calling attention to a crackdown on opponents of the government and another showing support for the embattled socialist administration. T (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Conservative U.S. politicians banned from traveling to Venezuela by socialist President Nicolas Maduro are taking the restriction as a badge of honor.



Prince William travels to tsunami-hit northeast JapanSun, 01 Mar 2015 18:22

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is greeted by a lion dance during his visit to the Chime of Hope Shopping Centre in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture, on March 1, 2015Britain's Prince William on Sunday made a pilgrimage to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors before the fourth anniversary of the disaster. Winding up his first trip to the country, the second-in-line to the British throne visited the northeastern city of Ishinomaki, one of the areas hardest hit by the gigantic waves which killed around 19,000 people. William, 32, placed a bouquet at a hilltop shrine and quietly bowed his head in the direction of a now-vacant area where hundreds of people lived before their houses were swept away on March 11, 2011. Following the prayer, local children presented him with red paper cranes -- a symbol of good luck in Japan -- which had been made by tsunami survivors still living in temporary houses.



Lenovo’s adware disaster is even worse than we thoughtMon, 23 Feb 2015 19:45

News broke late last week that Lenovo had been shipping laptops with man-in-the-middle adware preinstalled which could hijack HTTPS traffic and insert its own ads onto websites that users were visiting. This major security threat was initially found lurking in just two pieces of software on Lenovo’s computers, but the number rose dramatically over the weekend as Ars Technica reports security researchers discovered more applications riddled with adware. As of Sunday, at least 14 applications have been found to use the technology which puts users at risk. READ MORE: Microsoft just nuked Lenovo’s adware so you hopefully don’t have to “What all these applications have in common is that they make people less secure through their use of an easily obtained root CA , they provide little information

Global Warming May Spawn More Southeast US TornadoesMon, 09 Feb 2015 13:01

Global Warming May Spawn More Southeast US TornadoesMarch, April and May. They found that while the yearly tornado total will climb by 2080, the number of tornadoes will also vary wildly from year to year. "We see this trend in a lot of extreme weather," said lead study author Victor Gensini, a severe storms climatologist at the College of DuPage in Illinois. In the future, tornado season will also peak earlier, in March instead of May, the study reported. Typically, climate models can't predict how global warming will affect tornadoes because the storms are smaller than the resolution of climate models.