News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 12th 2020

Week blazed past. We are at another Friday already. My situation is far from improving. Bank overdrawn and bills overdue. Sure would be nice if readers showed support now and then by proving a monetary tip. Text asking for such a donation is easy to find. I can only assume readers just don’t give a damn – don’t value content enough or advertising blocker is filtering out the link.

Blood donors needed in Central Illinois

Group opposes geese charity harvest, wants alternative

Champaign arcade bar still closed due to pandemic

Florida city known for mermaids now sleeps with the fishes

Weeki Wachee, the city of live mermaids, is no more

Is it time to take the ‘city’ out of Weeki Wachee’s City of Live Mermaids?

‘More masks than jellyfish’: coronavirus waste ends up in ocean

With Over Two Dozen Deaths, London Bus Drivers Fear Coronavirus Risk

Message from Transport Commissioner Mike Brown, MVO

NYC Subway Crews Hit Hardest by Coronavirus, MTA Numbers Show

Japan ends its COVID-19 state of emergency

‘Enormous disparities’: coronavirus death rates expose Brazil’s deep racial inequalities

Pandemic risks pushing millions more into child labor, U.N. says

Archer looks to commercialisation future with graphene-based biosensor tech

Herpes virus can trigger Alzheimer’s, brain tissue study suggests

Coronavirus: Three firms still positive despite the virus crisis

Coronavirus: Positive tests continue to fall in England, says ONS

Coronavirus: Fracas on Brazil’s Copacabana over Covid-19 ‘graves’

UK economy in record slump in April

Coronavirus in Tanzania: Has Covid-19 disappeared?

Coronavirus: Twitter removes more than 170,000 pro-China accounts

Twitter bans 32k accounts pushing Chinese, Russian, and Turkish propaganda

Disclosing networks of state-linked information operations we’ve removed

Italian company exposed as a front for malware operations

Knoxville shuts down IT network following ransomware attack

Knoxville joins a list that also includes Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, and New Orleans.

City of Knoxville hit by overnight ransomware attack

Hackers breached A1 Telekom, Austria’s largest ISP

The A1 Telekom Austria Hack They came in through the web shells

GALLIUM: Targeting global telecom

Microsoft warns this hacking group is targeting vulnerable web servers

Microsoft’s own operating system should finally start working on its own hardware … ‘in the coming weeks’

AWS flexes more cloudy Arm CPUs – and suggests they’ll outpace competition over time

Microsoft unshackles WSL2 Linux kernel from Windows 10 image for future fettling via Windows Update

How to pronounce Debian

How To Pronounce Linux

Hello, this is Linus Torvalds, and I pronounce “Linux” as “Linux”.

Why Linus Torvalds doesn’t use Ubuntu or Debian

How to Convert Video Files using VLC Media Player

Microsoft tweaks its ‘New Outlook’ for Mac – but no support for Exchange on-premises yet

Lettuce Encrypt, Encrypt We Must: Hobby projects change name after Let’s Encrypt fires off trademark complaints

Pros and cons of 90-day certificate lifetimes – Issuance Policy – Let’s Encrypt Community Support

‘One rule for me, another for them’ is all well and good until it sinks the entire company’s ability to receive emails

Ransomware: Hackers took just three days to find this fake industrial network and fill it with malware

Google: Here’s how phishing and malware attacks are evolving

Lion warns of beer shortages following ransomware attack

Phishing: Why remote working is making it harder for you to spot phoney emails

Reserve Bank of Australia gets ‘data bunker’ project underway

Ransomware gang asks $42m from NY law firm, threatens to leak dirt on Trump

Oh crap: UK’s digital overlords moot new rules to help telcos lay fibre in sewer pipes

Amazon Halts Police Use of Facial Recognition Software for One Year

George Floyd: The personal cost of filming police brutality

Meet the man who recorded the world’s first viral video

Ramsey Orta filmed the killing of Eric Garner, so the police punished him

South Carolina shooting: What the videos shows

Cops Are Getting Fired Over Their Racist Social Media Posts

Man arrested for illegal firearm possession identified

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