Nigeria: Jumia announces Black Friday Festival details. Jumia Nigeria announced on Monday 30 October 2017, that the online stores’, Jumia Black Friday Festival, will run for 31 days from November 13th to December 13th 2017. The company also announced a host of partners who will join the e-commerce sites’ festival. According to the company, it will be the largest shopping…Read More →

Mastercard opens up its blockchain technology. Mastercard has announced that it will be opening up access to its blockchain technology via its API published on Mastercard Developers. Mastercard’s blockchain solution provides a new way for consumers, businesses and banks to transact and is key to the company’s strategy to provide payment solutions that meet every…Read More →

A new IoT botnet storm is coming (image source: Flickr/ perspec_photo88) New cyber-storm clouds are gathering. Check Point Researchers have discovered that Botnets are evolving and recruiting IoT devices at a far greater pace and with more potential damage than the Mirai botnet of 2016. IoT Botnets are Internet-connected smart devices which have been infected by the same malware and are controlled by a threat actor from a remote location. They have been behind some of the most damaging cyber attacks against organisations worldwide, including hospitals, national transport links, communication companies…Read More →

Paul McClean, Financial Times reporter, dead after suspected crocodile attack CBS NewsCrocodile Attack: British Tourist Killed in Sri Lanka near Popular Surfing Spot NewsweekBritish Financial Times Journalist, 24, Thought to Have Been Killed by Crocodile in Sri Lanka TIMEDivers find body of Oxford graduate and Financial Times reporter who was dragged to his death by a crocodile in Sri … Daily MailFull coverageRead More →

Red Sox, Yankees fined separately as part of MLB investigation into sign-stealing ESPNMLB rules on Red Sox-Yankees sign stealing and fines both teams CBSSports.comReport: Red Sox Fined for Using Apple Watches to Steal Yankees’ Signs, Money to be Sent to Hurricane Relief Sports IllustratedShattuck: Social justice at Fenway, or a special kind of stupid? Boston HeraldFull coverageRead More →

Cuba mystery: Even Castro baffled by harm to US diplomats Washington PostGOP senators: Expel Cuban diplomats, close the US embassy over mysterious ‘acoustic’ attack Washington ExaminerDiplomats in Cuba have been under attack—but the weaponry is a mystery Ars TechnicaFull coverageRead More →

Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe ReutersWe Need a Law Requiring Faster Disclosure of Data Breaches—Now Slate Magazine (blog)Senate bill calls for free credit freezes after Equifax breach EngadgetMassive Equifax data breach prompts outrage, investigations, bills to ban credit freeze fees Chicago TribuneEquifax Should Be a Public Utility BloombergFull coverageRead More →

Tears and Applause: Cassini Team Reflects on Saturn Plunge Space.comBack to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini New York TimesHarvard scraps decision to give Chelsea Manning a fellowship ABC NewsPhotos of the Week: 9/9–9/15 The AtlanticThe Cassini mission embodies the best of humanity Washington PostFull coverageRead More →

Harvard Disinvites Chelsea Manning, and the Feeling Is Mutual New York TimesHarvard Rescinds Chelsea Manning’s Visiting Fellow Invitation U.S. News & World ReportHarvard Withdraws Fellowship Invitation To Chelsea Manning NPRHarvard dean rescinds Chelsea Manning’s visiting fellow invitation, calling it a ‘mistake’ Washington PostSo what is a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics? The Boston GlobeFull coverageRead More →

Trump: Options for North Korea are ‘effective and overwhelming’ CNNHR McMaster: ‘There is a military option’ for North Korea Washington Examiner’Priorities?’: Japanese officials ‘miffed’ by Haley attending WH briefing instead of ally strategy sessions Raw StoryMattis has “plenty of options” on North Korea, Nikki Haley says in White House briefing CBS NewsFull coverageRead More →

Former St. Louis police officer who shot driver after car chase found not guilty in murder trial Washington PostFormer St. Louis Officer, Jason Stockley, Acquitted in Shooting of Black Driver New York TimesEx-St. Louis police officer acquitted in 2011 shooting WLS-TVProtests in St. Louis after Jason Stockley not-guilty verdict — live updates CBS NewsJason Stockley Found Not Guilty by Judge Timothy Wilson Riverfront Times (blog)Full coverageRead More →

Kenneka Jenkins video shows her staggering through kitchen, not entering freezer Chicago TribuneKenneka Jenkins Tragic Death: The Horrifying Moment Authorities Found Her Body ‘Frozen Solid’ Hollywood LifeKenneka Jenkins Update: Video Doesn’t Show Her Walking Into Freezer, Family Says International Business TimesKenneka Jenkins seen in videos walking unsteadily in Rosemont hotel Chicago Sun-TimesNew Kenneka Jenkins Video Seemingly Shows Teen Alive At Hotel Party Read More →