Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “myth” of DDoS attack

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Democratic members of Congress want to know when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai knew that the FCC’s claims about being hit by a DDoS attack were false. An FCC […]

Fallout from the Turkish lira’s meltdown is starting to spread to markets around the world

Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images Global markets are under pressure following the plunge in the Turkish lira late last week. The lira’s fall continued in Asian trade on Monday — it plunged as much as 10% when markets opened. The weakness is starting to spread to other emerging market currencies, with the South African […]

BBC weather forecast: HEATWAVE to end as THUNDERSTORMS spread across the UK

The heatwave is not expected to last past today as metrologist Carol Kirkwood reported that a weather front will cause widespread downpours across Britain. Carol told BBC Breakfast viewers: “Today there’s a bit of a change happening in the weather. “It’s going to be cool in the north and the west, but still hot in […]

UKIP will reportedly join Steve Bannon’s foundation to spread far-right propaganda across Europe — and the EU is said to be spooked

Matt Cardy/Getty; Sean Gallup/Getty Steve Bannon is setting up a new foundation to bolster anti-EU populists in Europe. The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has pledged to join it, The Independent reports. The EU is reportedly spooked by the project, and it could have an impact on Brexit negotiations. Layla Moran MP called it an “unholy […]

Why WhatsApp’s message-forwarding restrictions won’t curb the spread of fake news

ANALYSIS: WhatsApp announced yesterday its latest effort to combat the spread of fake news through its platform. Its solution? Limit the number of “chats” you can forward a message to. The move came in response to a series of violent lynchings in India that were triggered by the spread of false information through the Facebook-owned mes…Read More

Too Many Nations Get Left in the Cold. Let's Spread Some World Cup Love

The men’s soccer World Cup is coming back to North America in 2026, and it’ll be bigger than ever. Better than ever? Probably not. The event will kick off with 48 teams, nearly one-fourth of the countries on Earth. A 50 percent expansion of the current field of 32 will be bloated, diluted and incredibly […]

Be nice & don’t spread manure: Canadian farmers asked to avoid smelly fertilizer during G7

Farmers in Charlevoix, Quebec were urged not to spread smelly fertilizer before the G7 summit in order to protect high-ranking guests from an unpleasant odor, according to media reports. The move may jeopardize crops, however. The call for farmers to avoid spreading manure on their fields came ahead of the G7 summit, which will take […]

These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they’ve spread to 10 countries around the world

Zero Mass Water  Zero Mass Water makes solar panel arrays that pull clean drinking water from the air. The $ 4,500 arrays launched in the United States in late 2017. Now they’re expanding to Australia thanks to a $ 420,000 grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Zero Mass arrays could come in handy in […]

Hay fever: One in six believe the common allergy problem is spread like a COLD

The forecaster urged sufferers to check pollen levels daily throughout the summer to help monitor their condition. Of 2,000 British people surveyed, 16 per cen thought hay fever could be passed from person to person. Around a fifth (21 per cent) did not realise a runny nose could be a symptom of hay fever and one in […]