Intel withheld chip flaw info from U.S. government until after public leak

(Reuters) — Intel did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday. Current and former U.S. government officials have raised concerns […]

EastEnders REPLACED after Hayley bombshell: Where has the soap gone? When will it be back?

Tonight the BBC will temporarily replace EastEnders to make way for the Six Nations Rugby.  Instead, fans of the ongoing drama in Albert Square were treated to an episode on Wednesday, which is traditionally the soap’s weeknight off, and an hour-long instalment last night.  Both Coronation Street and Emmerdale have faced similar scheduling conflicts this […]

Protestantism might be good for the wallet, after all

Spirit and flesh CAN religion make people wealthier? In 1905 Max Weber, a German sociologist, argued that it had happened in Europe. Protestants did not invent capitalism in the 16th century, he suggested. But, by discarding monastic asceticism and embracing the notion that diligence and self-improvement are pleasing to God, they became particularly good at […]

WATCH: Bad driver gets instant karma after failing to change lanes

Bad drivers are aplenty on the internet with many of them falling victim to dash cams capturing their failed attempts at using the road. From illegal manoeuvres to dodgy steering, they often get their comeuppance. One bad driver was hit with instant karma after failing to check their mirrors when merging. Their attempt at changing […]

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charges after being accused of blackmail during extramarital affair

Jeff Roberson/AP Republican Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri has been indicted on felony invasion-of-privacy charges. A statement from a Circuit Attorney’s office in St. Louis cites an incident “that took place on March 21, 2015.” Greitens, who admitted to an extramarital affair, was previously accused of taking a compromising picture of a woman he allegedly […]

Assad supporters celebrate in Afrin after pro-govt forces bolster Kurds (VIDEO)

Demonstrators waved Syrian flags in the central square of the Kurdish-dominated city of Afrin, as Damascus sent militias to reinforce locals in their resistance against the Turkish onslaught. Amateur footage showed several dozen participants climbing on cars and monuments, while hoisting portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as a larger crowd observed without joining in. Government-allied […]

Chesapeake Energy jumps after beating quarterly earnings estimates (CHK)

Reuters/Anna Driver Chesapeake Energy‘s stock rose nearly 20% on Thursday after the company reported a strong earnings quarter. The company said that it would maintain its production levels from 2017 into 2018. Watch Chesapeake Energy’s stock move in real time here. Shares of Chesapeake Energy climbed nearly 20% on Thursday morning after the petroleum and […]

Ford has moved quickly to replace its North American boss after the executive resigned for ‘inappropriate’ behavior (F)

Ford Ford has promoted Kumar Galhotra to run its all-important North American business. The move comes one day after Ford veteran and former North American head Raj Nair resigned amid allegations of inappropriate conduct. Galhotra is a 29-year Ford veteran who had served as CMO and was leading the comeback of the Lincoln brand. One […]

Woman threatened online after CNN publicly confronts her for 'siding' with Russian trolls

A CNN reporter on Wednesday showed up at the home of a Florida Trump supporter, accusing her of promoting a political event that was allegedly hatched in Russia. Needless to say, social media lit up like the Fourth of July. In an apparent effort to bolster claims that Russia worked behind the scenes to affect […]