FBI chief slams Chinese cyberattacks on U.S., calls it ‘one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history’

FBI Director Christopher Wray arrives for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled Threats to the Homeland, in Hart Building on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images WASHINGTON — In blistering remarks Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray slammed the Chinese government for its use of … Read more

New government unit to take over Covid response

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Joint Biosecurity Centre is being asked to develop new ways to respond to coronavirus outbreaks The government’s new Joint Biosecurity Centre is to take a more prominent role in co-ordinating the response to Covid-19, the BBC understands. The JBC will be asked to develop novel ways to quickly … Read more

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he feels ‘well’ after positive Covid-19 test – CNN Video

Erin Burnett Out Front President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro touted the power of unproven medicine as he told the world he had tested positive for coronavirus. CNN’s Bill Weir reports that his former health minister and a gravedigger have different views about the pandemic. Source: CNN Source link

NSW-Victoria border permit site stalls as COVID-19 lockout deadline ends | ZDNet

The Victorian government this week decided to lock down parts of the state, introducing “stay at home” restrictions due to another wave of COVID-19 cases. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian, after consultations with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, gave the order that from Tuesday midnight, the NSW-Victoria border would be … Read more

AMC shares surge after WSJ report that the company is working on deal to avoid bankruptcy

A medical worker wearing a mask walks near the AMC movie theater in Times Square amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 7, 2020 in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images AMC Entertainment shares jumped as much as 21% after the close of regular trading on Tuesday following a story in the Wall Street … Read more

U.S. probing allegations TikTok violated children’s privacy, sources say

The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Justice Department are looking into allegations that popular app TikTok failed to live up to a 2019 agreement aimed at protecting children’s privacy, according to two people interviewed by the agencies. A staffer in a Massachusetts tech policy group and another source said they took part in separate … Read more

Is the coronavirus airborne? What we know about COVID-19 transmission

Aurelien Meunier/Getty For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. More than 200 scientists and experts across the globe penned an open letter on Monday to public health bodies, including the World Health Organization, arguing there’s significant evidence the coronavirus can persist in the air and spread in … Read more