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    Sweatcoin: This Apple app pays people to get fit
    May05

    Sweatcoin: This Apple app pays people to get fit

    A free smartphone app that will pay people to be physically active launches on Wednesday in Britain, with users given digital “sweatcoins” depending on how many steps they take that can be exchanged for rewards or traded like money. It’s the latest initiative in an emerging fitness economy that includes all manner of monitoring...

    Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness
    May05

    Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness

    John Kasich finally dropped out of the race yesterday. Foreign Policy describes his departure this way: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the most experienced Republican on national security remaining in the 2016 election, suspended his campaign Wednesday — leaving one of the least experienced presidential candidates to the GOP presidential nomination....

    Man Gets Shock of a Lifetime When He Opens Suitcase in His Parents’ Basement and Discovers Dark Family Secret
    May05

    Man Gets Shock of a Lifetime When He Opens Suitcase in His Parents’ Basement and Discovers Dark Family Secret

    Simon Pasternak recalled the shocking moment he discovered his uncle Dirck, a relative shrouded in mystery, had fought with the Nazis during World War II. His discovery was all the more shocking, because half of Pasternak’s family is Jewish. The Danish writer described in an op-ed in Britain’s Daily Telegraph how he uncovered the...

    Russian Lawmakers Push To Regulate Officials’ Online Behavior
    May05

    Russian Lawmakers Push To Regulate Officials’ Online Behavior

    Russian state officials and civil servants might soon have a bit more to worry about than Internet trolls, as lawmakers are proposing that all state employees report to their bosses what private information they have made public online. Vladimir Burmatov, from the ruling United Russia party, and Andrey Lugovoy, from the nationalist LDPR party,...

    The New Front In Cybersecurity: How to prevent hackers from taking down critical infrastructure
    May05

    The New Front In Cybersecurity: How to prevent hackers from taking down critical infrastructure

    BI IntelligenceOn December 23, 2015, hackers took down the power grid in a region of Western Ukraine, triggering the first blackout ever caused by a cyber attack. This attack was part of a broader trend, as hackers are increasingly exploring ways to target critical infrastructure like power grids, transportation systems, hydroelectric dams, and...

    Belarus border committee: Demarcation of border with Ukraine proceeds as planned
    May05

    Belarus border committee: Demarcation of border with Ukraine proceeds as planned

    Commenting on reports in some media that residents of Volyn Region have made attempts to interfere with the demarcation, Alexander Tishchenko said: “Yes, there were some attempts. But the demarcation will proceed as planned” …read more Source:...

    Concerts: Want to dance? Our 13 picks of the week
    May05

    Concerts: Want to dance? Our 13 picks of the week

    A great deal and a great show are good ways to start the weekend, and it’s only $5 to see L.A. post-punk band Corners play House of Targ on Thursday. The morose pop band is obviously, and literally, influenced by the seminal Joy Division, but Corners songs vary, made intriguing by lighter and heavier touches of incongruous surf rock sounds...

    Balcerowicz names four key reforms for Ukraine
    May05

    Balcerowicz names four key reforms for Ukraine

    Leszek Balcerowicz, an advisor to the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, has estimated the situation in the country and given a piece of advice during a Thursday press conference in Kyiv. “Strengthening the financial system, economic growth, the fight against corruption and beginning decentralization are the most important directions of...

    Analysts: Russia Cynical on Syria, Goal is International Prestige
    May05

    Analysts: Russia Cynical on Syria, Goal is International Prestige

    As the United States and Russia struggle to cement a cease-fire in Syria that includes the embattled city of Aleppo, the Syrian military under President Bashar al-Assad indicated it would be a temporary extension. Syrian rebels accuse Russia of using artillery to support the two-week assault. But while Assad clearly wants to conquer Aleppo, the...

    Tokyo has high hopes for Abe’s unofficial meeting with Putin
    May05

    Tokyo has high hopes for Abe’s unofficial meeting with Putin

    TOKYO: Japanese officials say they have high expectations for improved bilateral relations going into Friday’s summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in which a longstanding territorial dispute and a potential visit to Tokyo by the Russian leader will likely be discussed. The scheduled...