Coronavirus Face Masks: Hoarders May Raise Risk of U.S. Outbreak

Even though there are only five cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States, the mask hoarding has begun.Some pharmacies report being entirely sold out of masks. Some popular sellers on Amazon say deliveries will be delayed for weeks.Although masks actually do little to protect healthy people, the prospect of shortages created by panic buying worries some public health experts.Masks are...

Kim Jong Un’s Frustration and the Risk of Hybrid Warfare

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Christmas warning as karaoke machines can be hacked by strangers putting children at risk 

Karaoke machines that can be hacked leave children vulnerable to unsolicited voice recordings from strangers, a Which? study has warned ahead of Christmas.  The study found security flaws in popular children’s karaoke products, which meant they could be hacked via Bluetooth connections.   The results were a part of the consumer group’s latest investigation of seven devices sold by major...

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and unblock paralysis. He told Irish business leaders...