Things I’ve found interesting February 1st 2020

Starting a new month with more news I found worth a read.

One of the largest data leaks ever traced back to Wawa’s 2019 malware attack – Video

Hacker snoops on art sale and walks away with $3.1m, victims fight each other in court

Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas will party to the end. Here’s a look back at 25 years

A Hacker Posing as a Venerable British Art Dealer Swindled a Dutch Museum Out of $3.1 Million

Facebook agrees to pay $550 million to end facial recognition tech lawsuit

The company says it is in the best interest of users and shareholders to pay up.

Peppa Pig voice actress Harley Bird to step down after 13 years

How chaos at chain pharmacies is putting patients at risk

FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy

A new drug may help kids’ peanut allergies soon, but for now parents afraid of fatal reactions turn to a rare therapy from a few Chicago-area doctors

Artificial Intelligence Will Do What We Ask. That’s a Problem.

YouTuber Gives Fake Award to Far-Right Activist Who Calls Greta Thunberg an ‘Autistic Fucking Wench’

Nouveau Monde tries to clean Tesla and EV automakers supply chain with graphite

Tesla releases first Model Y production picture, hints at body manufacturing breakthrough

Tesla has a giant new machine to produce the Model Y frame in almost one piece

Strip clubs could face cloudy future around Raiders stadium

Indica and Sativa Don’t Cut It: A New System for Describing Cannabis Is Here

The Indica vs. Sativa Distinction Isn’t Real

Hong Kong considers tracking suspected coronavirus patients with electronic devices

U.S. ramps up anti-coronavirus measures at border as impact spreads

As Virus Spreads, U.S. Temporarily Bars Foreigners Who’ve Visited China

‘Stop normalizing racism’: Amid backlash, UC Berkeley apologizes for listing xenophobia under ‘common reactions’ to coronavirus

United joins airlines halting all China flights amid efforts to contain deadly coronavirus

Infectious diseases and climate change: Is there a connection?

Coronavirus Research Is Moving at Top Speed—With a Catch

Clark County resident tested for coronavirus now quarantined at home

California’s winter snowpack drops after dry January

Ottawa has agreed to DNA-test remains of Iran plane crash victim, family says

Japan’s Cabinet stamps tax reform bills to promote investment in communications businesses and tech startups

Feds charge broker, ex-White Sox employees in years-long ticket scam

2 winners and 3 losers from One Direction’s solo albums

Plans to turn Six Corners Sears into more than 400 apartments set to move ahead

Chicago’s last Sears closes for good two months shy of its 80th anniversary

U.S. injury count from Iranian missile strike rises to 64, Pentagon says

Back to the future: While retro appeals to some RV’ers, others want all the latest gadgets

Harvey police recover copious amounts of drugs, cash after traffic stop

Charities steered $65 million to Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow and family

Former Illinois state representative accused of sexual harassment; state police execute search warrant at House speaker’s Capitol office

Leaders removed, boys basketball season suspended amid allegations of ‘serious misconduct’ at Lincoln Park High School

Gucci store robbed in Gold Coast

Trump Administration Adds Six Countries to Travel Ban

Cops shoot at SUV after driver breaches Mar-a-Lago checkpoints

Woman in custody after police-involved shooting at Mar-a-Lago

‘Impaired’ 30-year-old woman involved in shooting, security breaches near Mar-a-Lago

2 detained after shooting near Mar-a-Lago

Woman charged in Mar-a-Lago incident is opera soprano who has sung in U.S., Europe

Family’s luggage with mother’s ashes stolen from Las Vegas hotel

Woman’s ashes taken from Las Vegas Strip hotel

Mary Higgins Clark, bestselling author, dies at 92

Man dies while in police custody in southwest Las Vegas

Police officer arrested on lewdness charges involving 2 girls

Man to plead guilty in plot to bomb Las Vegas synagogue, bar

Opinion New Bolton revelations show Trump’s trial is more corrupt than we thought

A Swiss Collector Wanted to Buy a Ryan McGinley Artwork From Team Gallery. Then a Cyber Thief Slithered Into the Deal

How organizations should handle data breaches

Practice Fusion to pay $145m for accepting pharma kickbacks in opioid prescription scam

Updated: Software was used to boost opioid prescriptions on behalf of pharmaceutical companies in a scheme deemed “abhorrent.”

The AP Cropped Vanessa Nakate Out of a Photo of Climate Leaders. She Spoke Up.

Ugandan climate activist cropped out of photo taken with her white peers

Australia’s Ecosystems May Never Be the Same

Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles

L.A. considers bold makeover for Hollywood Boulevard: Fewer cars, bike lanes, wider sidewalks

Family sue after being kicked off flight ‘for body odour’

Jewish couple sues American Airlines after being kicked off flight for ‘body odor’