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Carleton U warns students of hacker attack on IT network

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  • The school warned that any system accessible from the main network that is Windows-based may have been compromised.
  • Carleton U warns students of hacker attack on IT network
  • “To reduce traffic on the network, it is recommended that users refrain from using Microsoft Windows systems at the current time and shut down your computer,” the school warned in a message posted on its website and its Facebook page.

Carleton is warning students and employees of an attempt by an external group to hack the university’s IT network.
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Could Blockchain Technology Help Starving Musicians?

  • Blockchain in the music industry is going viral like a hit song and propagates its magic from the artist to the music lover (and back).
  • Some have begun to harness blockchain technology for the music industry.
  • There is a serious lack of transparency in the music industry.
  • Like any industry that is encumbered by inefficient intermediaries, the music industry will be disrupted by new developments in technology and governance.
  • According to Benji Rogers , founder of Pledge Music

Almost 100 years later, musicians still must go through this archaic system of intermediaries developed before the advent of the internet, where the arti…
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California dreaming: Why ‘Calexit’ secession from U.S. probably won’t happen

  • “The state of California, as the fifth-largest economy in the world on its own, has a lot of power, has a lot of ability to do its own thing,” Allen says.
  • “It wouldn’t be a bad idea for California to just split from the United States,” Fernandez says. “
  • And doing your own thing has its limits’ even in California, says Los Angeles resident Charisma Lopez.
  • But Alban says as unlikely as it may seem, some states might have an incentive to say Yes.
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Some Californians are having fun thinking about the possibility of secession from the United States after Donald Trump’s presidential victory, but many would rather change the country than leave it, Kim Brunhuber writes.
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Blockchain technology trialled to tackle slavery in the fishing industry

  • Technology could be used to differentiate fish caught sustainably to those caught illegally, or linked to human rights abuses
  • The pilot shows that complex, global supply chains can be made transparent by using blockchain technology.”
  • With the seafood industry notorious for human rights abuses and illegal fishing, campaigners hope the technology, piloted by a UK-based company Provenance , could help retailers, manufacturers and restaurants prove the origins of their fish.
  • Smartphones could be used to scan fish products used in the trial to access information on their origins and journey to the supermarket shelf.
  • Blockchain technology trialled to tackle slavery in the fishing industry

Technology could be used to differentiate fish caught sustainably to those caught illegally, or linked to human rights abuses
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Britain’s New £5 Note, Stronger and Safer, Isn’t Suitable for Vegetarians

  • Not all were sympathetic to that cause, with many observing there was no reason to eat a bank note in the first place.
  • The Bank of England said the notes were safer to chew, and less likely to be destroyed by toddlers or pets.
  • The Bank of England has printed 440 million notes since this summer, but Mrs. Elliot said her group was working with bank officials to resolve the issue.
  • The new notes also represent something of a problem for Hindus.
  • The new 5-pound note was unveiled in June and was said to be made out of polymer that would allow it to last more than twice as long as its cotton-paper predecessor.

The Bank of England has confirmed that tallow, a hard, fatty substance usually made from rendered beef or mutton suet, was used in the base of the new bills.
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