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27/01/2023 13:01:36  

Dr Simon Taylor has been a busy man these past few weeks. Earlier in the month, Guido reported on his ITV News appearance, where the channel introduced Taylor simply as “a GP in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire”, and sat back as he ranted about the government’s handling of the NHS and claimed “It was easier to get patients seen in Afghanistan.”[…] Read the rest

27/01/2023 08:01:28  

A small asteroid is flying very close to Earth on Thursday night, less than a week after astronomers discovered the object. The New York Times reports: The asteroid, named 2023 BU, was scheduled to pass over the southern tip of South America at 7:27 p.m. Eastern time. The asteroid is fairly small -- less than 30 feet across, about the size of a truck -- and will be best visible in the skies to the west of southern Chile. For space watchers unable to view 2023 BU firsthand, the Virtual Telescope Project will be broadcasting the event on its website and YouTube channel. The asteroid will not hit Earth but will make one of the closest approaches ever by such an object, hurtling past Earth at just 2,200 miles above its surface, according to a news release from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This encounter puts the asteroid "well within the orbit of geosynchronous satellites," the statement noted, but the asteroid is not on track to hit any. 2023 BU was unknown to NASA, or anyone, until last Saturday. Gennadiy Borisov, an amateur astronomer in Crimea, noticed the asteroid from the MARGO Observatory, a setup of telescopes that he has used to discover other interstellar objects. Astronomers then determined 2023 BU's orbit around the sun and impending trip past Earth using data from the Minor Planet Center, a project sanctioned by the International Astronomical Union. It publishes positions of newly found space objects, including comets and satellites, from information of several observatories worldwide.

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26/01/2023 15:01:14  

The currently invisible on the channel Darren McCaffrey’s impending departure from GB News means the plum political editor’s job is up for grabs. Speculation is already rife over who will take over the leading role at the UK’s second-biggest dedicated news channel…

  • Christopher Hope – Currently Associate Editor (Politics) at The Telegraph. 
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26/01/2023 12:01:16  

As Guido first reported back in November, Jacob Rees-Mogg is launching his own show on GB News in the coming weeks. The channel confirmed the move this morning with a video message from the ex-Business Secretary himself, revealing he’ll be taking the show on tour across the country in front of live audiences.[…] Read the rest

25/01/2023 21:02:22  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Hackers stole the source code for League of Legends, and now they're asking for $10 million from developer Riot Games. Motherboard has obtained a copy of a ransom email the hackers sent to Riot Games. "Dear Riot Games," it begins. "We have obtained your valuable data, including the precious anti-cheat source code and the entire game code for League of Legends and its tools, as well as Packman, your usermode anti-cheat. We understand the significance of these artifacts and the impact their release to the public would have on your major titles, Valorant and League of Legends. In light of this, we are making a small request for an exchange of $10,000,000." As evidence, the hackers provided Riot Games with two large PDFs they said would prove they had access to Packman and the League of Legends source code. Motherboard also obtained these files; they appear to show directories related to the game's code. If paid, the hackers promised to scrub the code from their servers and "provide insight into how the breach occurred and offer advice on preventing future breaches," according to the ransom note. In the message, the hackers included a link to a Telegram chat where they said Riot Games could speak with them. Motherboard joined this channel. Its members included usernames that matched those of names of Riot Games employees. "We do not wish to harm your reputation or cause public disturbance. Our sole motivation is financial gain," the ransom note said. The message has a deadline of 12 hours. "Failure to do so will result in the hack being made public and the extent of the breach being known to more individuals." Riot Games first announced news of a compromise last week in a series of tweets. The exact nature of the hack isn't known, but Riot Games referred to it as a "social engineering attack". It also said it had no indication that user data had been affected. On Tuesday, Riot Games said in a tweet it had confirmed hackers stole the source code for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and its "legacy" anticheat platform. Another tweet said that on Tuesday "we received a ransom email. Needless to say, we won't pay." "We also want to remind you that it would be a shame to see your company publicly exposed, especially when you take great pride in your security measures," the hackers said in their ransom note. "It is alarming to know that you can be hacked within a matter of hours by an amateur-level hack." In response to a request for comment from Motherboard, Riot declined to add anything further beyond the already published tweets.

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25/01/2023 17:01:01  

The government's rejection of the cross-Channel electricity link was overturned in High Court.
24/01/2023 16:00:44  

Kwasi Kwarteng's rejection of electricity link from Portsmouth to France is overturned in High Court.
19/01/2023 23:59:54  

Microsoft has started testing Tabs in Notepad with Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel today. Thurrott reports: The update to the Notepad will start rolling out to all Dev Channel testers today alongside the new Windows 11 preview build 25281, which brings a couple of other changes. Tabs in Notepad was "a top requested feature from the community," the Windows Insider team emphasized today. The app now supports dragging a tab out into a separate window, and a new setting also lets users choose whether files should open in a new tab or a new window by default. "There are also new keyboard shortcut keys to support managing tabs as well as some improvements to managing unsaved files, like automatically generating the file name/tab title based on content and a refreshed unsaved changes indicator," the Windows Insider team explained. Microsoft is still working to fix issues causing some keyboard shortcuts to not work as expected, and performance will also remain a priority for the team.

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19/01/2023 15:59:49  

The fine for entering the UK with stowaways will increase from £2,000 to £10,000 per person.
17/01/2023 08:59:45  

Piers Morgan’s TalkTV Series Editor Ben Briscoe is leaving the channel and heading to Paddington, joining GB News as its new Series Executive Producer. In a new email to staff this morning, GB News Chief Angelos Frangopoulos announced:

“”We’ve made some key hires.

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