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Malware created by the Russian government was discovered on a computer within a Vermont electric company — Quartz

The tension between Russia and the US is running high. On Dec. 29, US president Obama took serious action against the Russians, expelling 35 diplomats and issuing sanctions to Russian intelligence agencies. The reason? The surfacing of Russian breaches of US cybersecurity. Earlier in the week, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau…

via Malware created by the Russian government was discovered on a computer within a Vermont electric company — Quartz

A Syrian refugee in Canada: “2016 was the year my life changed forever” — Quartz

“Before the war, I had many friends and I owned a family bookstore, which my father had passed on to me. The life we lived—my wife, three children and me—was simple, and we were happy.” This is how Nabel Alali neatly summarizes his life before 2011, when Syria’s brutal civil war forced the young father…

via A Syrian refugee in Canada: “2016 was the year my life changed forever” — Quartz

Turning to the “Infected Jelly” to Treat Ebola — Scepticemia

The NEJM has come out with a very interesting paper: Evaluation of Convalescent Plasma for Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea. The explosive outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa last year had hijacked the headlines and media space in a big way. Multiple solutions were touted, including the vaccine trial STRIVE. Few articles, however, looked […]

via Turning to the “Infected Jelly” to Treat Ebola — Scepticemia