Three US Navy aircraft were intercepted by Russian planes in an “unprofessional” manner.

Three US Navy aircraft were intercepted by Russian planes in an “unprofessional” manner over the Mediterranean Sea last weekend, the Pentagon said on Wednesday (Feb 16). While no one was hurt, interactions such as these could result in miscalculations and … Continue reading Three US Navy aircraft were intercepted by Russian planes in an “unprofessional” manner.

US agencies on Wednesday (Feb 16) warned US-cleared defence contractors (CDCs) about possible cyberattacks by Russian state-sponsored actors.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have observed such cyber targeting from at least January 2020 through February 2022, the agencies said in a joint advisory. These continued intrusions have … Continue reading US agencies on Wednesday (Feb 16) warned US-cleared defence contractors (CDCs) about possible cyberattacks by Russian state-sponsored actors.

Spotify Inc. deepened its investment in podcasting with the acquisitions of Podsights and Chartable.

Spotify Inc. deepened its investment in podcasting with the acquisitions of Podsights and Chartable, two services that provide greater insights for advertisers and podcasting publishers, the company said on Wednesday. Podsights helps marketers gauge the effectiveness of their ads, one … Continue reading Spotify Inc. deepened its investment in podcasting with the acquisitions of Podsights and Chartable.

Austria will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions by Mar 5.

Austria will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions by Mar 5, including scrapping an earlier closing time of midnight for bars and restaurants and allowing nightclubs to reopen, Chancellor Karl Nehammer said on Wednesday (Feb 16). The government said the … Continue reading Austria will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions by Mar 5.

Prosecutors in former Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial said on Wednesday (Feb 16) that “spyware” hacked one witness’s phone.

Prosecutors in former Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial said on Wednesday (Feb 16) that “spyware” hacked one witness’s phone but no relevant material was uncovered and urged the trial to go ahead. The Jerusalem district court had ordered prosecutors … Continue reading Prosecutors in former Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial said on Wednesday (Feb 16) that “spyware” hacked one witness’s phone.

Switzerland will lift almost all its coronavirus pandemic restrictions from midnight, the government said on Wednesday.

Switzerland will lift almost all its coronavirus pandemic restrictions from midnight, the government said on Wednesday, as fears waned that a spike in infections fuelled by the Omicron variant would overwhelm the health care system. The government said only the … Continue reading Switzerland will lift almost all its coronavirus pandemic restrictions from midnight, the government said on Wednesday.

US health officials said on Wednesday (Feb 16) they are preparing for the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

US health officials said on Wednesday (Feb 16) they are preparing for the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic as Omicron-related cases decline, including updating CDC guidance on mask-wearing and shoring up US testing capacity. The plans come as a growing number … Continue reading US health officials said on Wednesday (Feb 16) they are preparing for the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.