OVER 90 MALICIOUS APPS FOUND IN GOOGLE PLAY STORE ENDANGER MILLIONS OF ANDROID USERS

Thu 30 May 2024: Cloud security firm Zscaler has uncovered more than 90 malicious Android apps lurking on the Google Play store, with unsuspecting users downloading these apps over 5.5 million times. One of the most significant threats identified is the Anatsa banking Trojan, also known as TeaBot. These malicious apps, such as PDF Reader […]

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REPORT REVEALS SEXUAL ABUSE OF NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN AT CATHOLIC BOARDING SCHOOLS

Thu 30 May 2024: Native American children who were forcibly taken from their families by the US government and placed in Catholic boarding schools were raped or molested by Catholic priests and religious community members for decades, a report revealed Wednesday.  In putting together its investigative report, The Washington Post interviewed more than two dozen […]

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NIGERIA REVERTS TO INDEPENDENCE-ERA ANTHEM AMID ECONOMIC TURMOIL

Thu 30 May 2024: Nigerian President Bola Tinubu signed a bill on Wednesday to reinstate the national anthem “We Hail Thee,” composed by a British expatriate and used at independence, replacing “Arise O’ Compatriots.” Critics argue this move is a distraction from the country’s worsening economic crisis. The bill, introduced last Thursday, passed swiftly without […]

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‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’: F1’S LEWIS HAMILTON SAYS ISRAEL’S ATTACKS ON GAZA ‘MUST STOP’

Wed 29 May 2024: Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has called for a halt to Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip that have continued for nearly eight months and killed more than 36,000 Palestinians. “Enough is enough. We cannot continue to watch this tragedy unfold and not speak up. The trauma and terror so […]

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EVEN HANDS-FREE, PHONES AND THEIR APPS CAUSE DANGEROUSLY DISTRACTED DRIVING

Wed 29 May 2024: Do you ever use your cellphone while driving? Don’t feel too guilty about saying yes – nearly 60% of drivers admit to using their phone in hands-free mode while driving. But don’t become complacent either. Using your cellphone in hands-free mode while driving is not a perfectly safe activity, despite the impression you […]

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BLOOD SPORT BULLFIGHTING IS BANNED BY COLOMBIAN LAWMAKERS

Wed 29 May 2024: Colombia’s Congress has approved a bill banning bullfighting. On Tuesday, lawmakers passed the bill with a vote of 93-2. Activists have long campaigned to end the controversial blood sport, a centuries-old colonial tradition in Colombia. The ban will be implemented gradually over three years, during which the state will be required […]

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BIG PHARMA’S FOCUS ON PROFIT IS BEHIND MEDICINE SHORTAGES, SUPERBUG THREAT

Wed 29 May 2024: We cannot navigate the global health crises we are facing under our current profit-oriented medicine development and manufacturing system. What happens when we run out of medicines? Medical authorities around the world are pondering this question as they struggle with shortages of a range of essential medicines amid a global drug […]

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ELON MUSK’S NEW AI COMPANY ATTRACTS TOP INVESTORS INCLUDING A SAUDI PRINCE

Tue 28 May 2024: Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence start-up xAI has raised $6 billion in funding from several parties, including Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and his investment company Kingdom Holding. “xAI is pleased to announce our Series B funding round of $6 billion with participation from key investors including Valor Equity Partners, Vy […]

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