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Russia and US haggle over alleged hacker Yevgeni Nikulin held in Czech Republic

Today 07:00 GMT

Czech President President Milos Zeman has pressed for alleged hacker Yevgeni Nikulin to be sent to his homeland, Russia.

Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan confirmed Saturday that the president or his representatives have lobbied him over the extradition of the Russian alleged hacker Yevgeni Nikulin back to his homeland. "It is true there have been two meetings this year where the president asked me not to extradite a Russian citizen to the United States but to Russia," the website of the weekly newspaper Respekt quoted Pelikan as saying.

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Source: Common Domain

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Top Life Hacks, From Hiring Right to Wearing Jumpsuits

Friday 20:04 GMT

WHEN ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING actress Gwyneth Paltrow founded her lifestyle brand in 2008, all she had was an earnest newsletter and a name: Goop (two “o”s between her initials). Her friend Peter Arnell, a New York branding expert, had told her that all billion-dollar internet company names have two “o”s in them (think Google, Yahoo ), recalled Ms. Paltrow, 45. “I thought it was stupid and funny.”

In a recent phone chat, Ms. Paltrow filled us in on her interest in grilling Jeff Bezos, grim German TV and why she likes being ladylike.

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Source: Fox News

Hackers hijack Tesla system in bold cryptocurrency attack

Friday 14:32 GMT

Tesla has become the latest target of hackers attempting to “mine” cryptocurrency, according to cloud security company RedLock. RedLock reports that hackers gained access to Tesla compute resources to carry out so-called “cryptojacking,” where computers are hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.

While individuals can opt to use their own PCs to mine cryptocurrency via specialist software, hackers have also been surreptitiously hijacking computers to steal compute power for the same purpose.

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Source: New York Times

The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine

Thursday 20:57 GMT

Errors like this are especially troubling in counties like Venango, which uses touch-screen voting machines that have no backup paper trail; once a voter casts a digital ballot, if the machine misrecords the vote because of error or maliciousness, there’s little chance the mistake will be detected.

More than 350,000 voting machines are used in the United States today, according to an estimate by Verified Voting, a nonprofit that tracks voting equipment use and policy.


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