‘Deeply damaging and dangerous:’ List of victims of the Russian-linked SolarWinds hack keeps widening | Financial Post

The hackers using a backdoor in widely used SolarWinds software hacked at least three state governments, the U.S. nuclear weapons agency and Microsoft among others. PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES


https://financialpost.com/technology/russia-linked-solarwinds-hack-ensnares-widening-list-of-victims

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Exclusive: Microsoft breached in suspected Russian hack using SolarWinds

Microsoft president sounds alarm on ‘ongoing’ SolarWinds hack, identifies 40 more precise targets – The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/17/22188060/microsoft-president-solarwinds-orion-hack-breach-brad-smith

Microsoft and industry partners seize key domain used in SolarWinds hack

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-and-industry-partners-seize-key-domain-used-in-solarwinds-hack/

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Peter Nygard arrested, faces extradition to U.S. on sex assault, racketeering charges | CBC News

Peter Nygard has been under investigation for allegations of sexual assault in Winnipeg, the U.S. and the Bahamas. (Annie I. Bang/The Associated Press)

Canadian fashion mogul arrested Monday night and currently being held at Winnipeg Remand Centre
CBC News · Posted: Dec 15, 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/peter-nygard-custody-1.5841839

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Canada’s provinces have filed opioid-related claims totalling $67.4-billion in U.S. court

Jayne Turner holds a photo of her husband, Robert John Turner, in Grand Manan, N.B. on Oct. 9, 2019.

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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadas-provinces-have-filed-opioid-related-claims-totalling-67/

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Lab-grown meat approved for sale for 1st time

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/lab-grown-meat-1.5824745

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UK Supreme Court enables $18.5 billion class action against Mastercard | Article| Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-mastercard-court-idUSKBN28L16J

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Online abuse prompts firm to pull out of federal government’s gun buyback program

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-online-threats-prompt-firm-to-pull-out-of-federal-governments-gun-buy/#c-image-0

Gun owners hold signs criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they participate in a rally organized by the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights against the government’s new gun regulations, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Sept. 12, 2020.
JUSTIN TANG/THE CANADIAN PRESS

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-online-threats-prompt-firm-to-pull-out-of-federal-governments-gun-buy/

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The US Government Says Facebook Needs To Sell Instagram And WhatsApp

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/us-government-facebook-monopoly-sell-instagram-whatsapp

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Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow denied bail after landmark sentencing

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/chow-activist-hongkong-1.5833819

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Project Zero: An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey

Dec 1 2020

A WiFi radio proximity vulnerability in Apple iOS when exploited allows running arbitrary code on any nearby iOS device and stealing all the photos and user data. iOS update 13.5 released in May 2020 fixes it.

https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-ios-zero-click-radio-proximity.html

Posted by Ian Beer, Project Zero

“Exploits are the closest thing to “magic spells” we experience in the real world: Construct the right incantation, gain remote control over device.”

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Reversal of biological clock restores vision in old mice

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Mice with retinal-nerve damage can have their vision restored through cell reprogramming.Credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/Getty

Credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/Getty

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03403-0?error=cookies_not_supported&code=46d18ad5-f886-4356-b3c4-47a3ec4bdcb3

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