Daily news summary
FOX News 5 hours 19 min ago
- And now – in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean – Hurricane Jose is waiting.
- Where is Hurricane Jose now?
- Hurricane Jose is about 305 miles northnortheast of Grand Turk Island, the capital island of Turks and Caicos, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m.
- Jose passed north of the Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane.
- The Netherlands navy said the situation was “better than expected” after it passed north of the islands overnight.
CNET News 8 hours 12 min ago
- Hackers penetrated computeroptimization software CCleaner in a way that could have let them control millions of devices, Piriform, the company that makes the program, said Monday.
- Piriform said it estimates that 2.27 million people used the infected software, but sought to calm consumers who might be inclined to panic.
- "We resolved this quickly and believe no harm was done to any of our users," the company said in a statement.
- Avast, the Czech Republicbased security software maker that bought Piriform in July, uncovered the CCleaner attack on Tuesday.
- Piriform advised people with CCleaner v5.33.6162 or CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 installed on their machines to delete them and download new versions as soon as possible.
CNET News 12 hours 21 min ago
- We will have to wait to see how Burnham's absence from Star Trek canon so far is explained in the show.
- The show's time period makes it ripe for introducing earlier versions of characters made famous by the original "Star Trek."
- So far, we know Spock's father Sarek will appear, with actor James Frain ("Orphan Black" and "Grimm") taking over as the younger Vulcan.
- They're different from the early original Klingons (known for looking more humanlike) and the later Worfstyle Klingons with ridged foreheads and luxurious hair.
- We know from a "Discovery" trailer that Kelpiens are "biologically determined" to sense the coming of death.
CNET News 13 hours 13 min ago
- New sequel "The Golden Circle", again written by Goldman and Vaughn, oneups the original film with the introduction of a team of American spies, a new villain and even more kinetic action.
- Clocking in at nearly two and a half hours, "The Golden Circle" runs only 10 minutes longer than its predecessor, but it feels like the runtime stretches for eternity.
- "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has all the gimmicks that made "The Secret Service" so much fun but seems to think that's all it needs.
- There's gold in the action and the iconic cast, but the unfocused story leaves them running in circles.
- "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is in theatres in the US, UK and Australia this week.
CNET News 14 hours 18 min ago
- Equifax may have suffered a data breach several months before the date it disclosed earlier this month for the massive hack that exposed the personal financial information for roughly half the US population.
- But it denied the March incident was related to the massive hack revealed earlier this month.
- "Equifax complied fully with all consumer notification requirements related to the March incident," an Equifax spokesperson said in a statement.
- A pair of influential US senators have sent a letter to Equifax CEO Rick Smith demanding details about the hack, including information about when authorities and board members were informed of the hack.
- On Friday, the company said Chief Security Officer Susan Mauldin and Chief Information Officer David Webb would be "retiring," effective immediately.
CNET News 16 hours 54 min ago
- Streaming device maker Roku could have an Amazon Echotype smart speaker in the works, a Variety report published Monday suggests.
- Roku declined to confirm or comment on the Variety report, which is based on new job postings at Roku and other public records.
- But if true, Roku would be just the latest to join the smart speaker craze sparked by Amazon's Echo and followed by Google Home and Apple's HomePod.
- Samsung is also reportedly working on its own smart speaker.
- As it gets ready for an IPO, investors might want some assurance that Roku is well aware of the trend.
CNET News 17 hours 2 min ago
- When the moon passes in front of something besides the sun, it's called an occultation.
- Skywatchers on Monday are being treated to lunar occultations of three planets, one star and two asteroids in a single day, according to the US Naval Observatory.
- In Monday's early hours, the moon passed over Venus and the bright star Regulus.
- If you're in the Philippines, you might be able to spot the moon covering Mercury around dawn Tuesday morning.
- In addition, professional astronomers will keep an eye out for two large asteroids named Hertha and Nephthys that will also be covered by the moon.
Reuters: World News 18 hours 17 min ago
- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017.
- The Xinhua report did not directly link the drills to current tensions over North Korea.
- U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed that North Korea will never be able to threaten the United States with a nucleartipped ballistic missile.
- On Saturday, it said it aimed to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States.
- The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 195053 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty.
Reuters: World News 20 hours 5 min ago
- He was speaking after a meeting of about 14 countries that back the Syrian opposition including France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States.
- The U.N. Security Council has adopted a Syria transition road map through a Genevaled process.
- Meanwhile, the moderate Syrian opposition is moribund and the United States has largely stepped back from a leading role in Syrian diplomacy.
- Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said the French contact group proposal was not discussed at the Friends of Syria meeting.
- Macron’s initiative is the right way to fix this because it’s vital all five (permanent Security Council members) are involved in the process.”
BBC News World 20 hours 8 min ago
- Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to address the country on the growing crisis in Rakhine state.
- Ms Suu Kyi had earlier claimed that the crisis was being distorted by a "huge iceberg of misinformation" and said tensions were being fanned by fake news promoting the interests of terrorists.
- She also cancelled a trip to the UN General Assembly in New York, saying she would address Myanmar on Tuesday on "national reconciliation and peace".
- In an interview with the BBC, Shwe Mann, a former general turned Suu Kyi ally, said she was taking steps to address the situation.
- On Monday Myanmar's top general blamed the Rohingya for the crisis and accused extremists of trying to form a stronghold in Rakhine state.