China’s Huawei rebuts Australian security concerns amid Sino-Canberra tensions

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies refuted Australian claims it poses a security risk, calling the criticism “ill-informed” in an open letter on Monday that threatens to inflame already heightened Sino-Canberra tensions. The Huawei logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman Australia is…

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Bitcoin could ‘bring the internet to a halt,’ banking group warns

Don’t bet on bitcoin ever replacing the dollar or other traditional currencies as everyday money. That’s one of the messages from a new report by an organization that represents dozens of the world’s central banks. The group, Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS), said the “intense interest” in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies had prompted it…

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New California owner assumes control of San Diego Union-Tribune

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 26: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Founder and CEO NantWorks, Leader of the Cancer MoonShot 2020, announces newest initiatives for Cancer MoonShot 2020 at Hyatt Regency Boston on October 26, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for NantHealth, Inc.) Darren McCollester Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This…

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McDonald’s Surprising Announcement Puts Other Restaurants to Shame

Imagine you’re McDonald’s. You’re one of the world’s largest fast-food chains. Your core customers are families raising kids on a tight budget and people who have to drive long distances for work. Vegan, granola-munching animal-loving activists really are not part of your customer base.  So what do you do? You make a big, animal-loving announcement just…

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The 1838 shipwreck was ‘the Titanic of its time.’ Divers just made an eerie discovery.

Divers recovering artifacts off the steamship Pulaski have made an eerie find that gives credence to eyewitness accounts of the night the ship sank in 1838, taking some of the nation’s richest people to the bottom of the Atlantic. A mysterious “grapefruit-sized” encrustation found at the site off North Carolina’s coast turned out to be…

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