‘Think twice’ before using Zoom for confidential conversations, experts warn

TORONTO -- Canadian cybersecurity researchers are discouraging healthcare officials and government bodies from using video conferencing app Zoom, warning that the app’s security measures are not designed for sensitive conversations. Research by Citizen Lab, an internet watchdog group based at the University of Toronto, found that Zoom uses non-industry standard encryption techniques with...

Some people may not get stimulus checks until August: memo

WASHINGTON — The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. The document from the House Ways and Means Committee says the IRS will make about 60 million payments...

Government sets target for 100,000 daily coronavirus tests by end of April

The latest headlines in your inbox The Government has set a target of carrying out 100,000 tests for coronavirus every day by the end of April. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced he is "setting the goal" for 100,000 tests as he conducted his first press briefing since leaving self-isolation for Covid-19. Mr Hancock said the UK lacked a large diagnostics industry so was having to build from...

Jazz Patriarch Ellis Marsalis Is Dead At The Age Of 85 : NPR

Ellis Marsalis performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival. Tyler Kaufman/FilmMagic hide caption toggle caption Tyler Kaufman/FilmMagic Ellis Marsalis performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival. Tyler Kaufman/FilmMagic Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and patriarch of the Marsalis family, has died at the age of 85. His death was...

New Jersey to Move Fiscal Year End to September From June

(Bloomberg) -- New Jersey plans to extend its fiscal year by three months because of uncertainty about the new coronavirus’ effect on revenue and how much stimulus is coming from the federal government, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said in an interview.The state tax deadline, April 15, also will be pushed back, to July 15, Sweeney said. The federal government and New York state have set...

U.S. troops ‘dumped Russian convoy in mud’ in Syria – Defence Blog

A U.S. military patrol has blocked a Russian military convoy from using a main highway in northeast Syria on Monday.A number of photos released in social media have depicted American Oshkosh M-ATV vehicles interdicting and blocking Russian armored vehicles along strategic roads in northeastern Syria.A Russian military convoy attempted to go round an American checkpoint and got stuck in the mud...

Coronavirus live updates: Need to prepare for ‘battle’ at the apex, Cuomo says

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 823,000 people around the world. Over 174,000 of those patients have recovered from the the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. More than 40,000 people across the globe have died, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. With more...

The UK feigns ignorance, but five years on it’s still intimately involved in Yemen’s war | Global development

The coronavirus pandemic has forced questions of life and death to the fore around the world. National health infrastructures risk being overwhelmed, food supply chains are struggling to keep up with stockpiling, and restrictions on movement are enforcing social distancing. Worries about loved ones and fears for the future combine with outbreaks of neighbourliness and solidarity. The questions...

Jack Grealish ‘deeply embarrassed’ as Aston Villa punish midfielder for car crash during lockdown

Jack Grealish says he's "deeply embarrassed" by an incident this week involving a house party and a car crash and the former Ireland U-21 star has apologised for his actions. hotos emerged on Monday of a Range Rover, owned by Grealish, in the aftermath an early-morning collision involving three other vehicles, after a house party in Solihull, and West Midlands police confirmed they were...

Experts warned Trump off New York-New Jersey-Connecticut lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Experts on the White House coronavirus task force persuaded President Donald Trump that a travel advisory was preferable to the strict quarantine he was considering for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the pathogen, officials said on Sunday. Trump had said on Saturday afternoon he might impose a ban on travel in and out of New York state and parts of New...