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Marriott suffers second data breach affecting 5.2 million guests - SD Times
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Marriott has suffered a second data breach that involved information of 5.2 million guests. An investigation is currently ongoing.

Watch your MANRS: Akamai, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Google, and pals join internet routing security effort
theregister.co.uk/2020/03/31/manrs_… 

Filtering, anti-spoofing, coordination, validation to prevent crooks, spies hijacking victims' connections

Coronavirus: Anger is growing at China over COVID-19 and its apparent cover-up attempt
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China is facing a public relations catastrophe that is only likely to deepen, writes Sky's diplomatic editor Dominic Waghorn.

Dutch museum says van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus,...

World's wind power capacity up by fifth after record year
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Offshore windfarms and onshore projects in US and China fuel one of strongest years on record

The Virus Can Be Stopped, but Only With Harsh Steps, Experts Say
nytimes.com/2020/03/22/health/coron… 

Scientists who have fought pandemics describe difficult measures needed to defend the United States against a fast-moving pathogen.

Netflix to lower streaming quality in Europe
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The video-streaming giant wants to ease strain on internet service providers.

Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need
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In Finland, the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country applies the “Housing First” concept.

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Boeing has officially stopped making 737 Max airplanes
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The assembly line in Renton, Washington, has stopped building Boeing's bestselling plane, the company confirmed late Monday. Boeing announced plans to temporarily halt production for an undetermined period in December, but it had not previously announced a precise day for the shutdown.

Coronavirus cases confirmed in France
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Two cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in France, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Friday.

Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035
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A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, under government plans.

App Used to Tabulate Votes Is Said to Have Been Inadequately Tested
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The app was quickly put together in the past two months and was not properly tested at a statewide scale, according to people briefed on the matter.

Landmark study to transform cancer treatment
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More than a thousand scientists have built the most detailed picture of cancer ever in a landmark study.

Finland to offer new fathers as much paid leave as mothers
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Finland’s woman-led centre-left government plans to give new fathers the same amount of paid time off work as new mothers, nearly doubling paternity leave, it announced on Wednesday.