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UK carries out cyber-attack on Islamic State

UK carries out cyber-attack on Islamic State

Technology
The UK has conducted a "major offensive cyber-campaign" against the Islamic State group, the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed.The operation hindered the group's ability to co-ordinate attacks and suppressed their propaganda, former MI5 agent Jeremy Fleming said. It is the first time the UK has systematically degraded an adversary's online efforts in a military campaign.Mr Fleming made the remarks in his first public speech as GCHQ director."The outcomes of these operations are wide ranging," he told the Cyber UK conference in Manchester."In 2017 there were times when Daesh found it almost impossible to spread their hate online, to use their normal channels to spread their rhetoric, or trust their publications."Mr Fleming said the cyber-operations had disrupted the grou...

Rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from California

Technology
A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing streak that was widely seen throughout Southern California and as far away as Phoenix. Calls came in to TV stations as far afield as San Diego, more than 200 miles south of the launch site. Cars stopped on freeways in Los Angeles so drivers and passengers could take pictures and video. The Los Angeles Fire Department issued an advisory that the "mysterious light in the sky" was from the rocket launch. Jimmy Golen, a sports writer for The Assoc...
Kevin Durant's triple-double carries Golden State Warriors to victory

Kevin Durant's triple-double carries Golden State Warriors to victory

Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It was originally supposed to be Stephen Curry's night. But instead, the night clearly belonged to Kevin Durant. With Curry and Draymond Green sidelined with injuries, Durant stepped into the spotlight and led the Golden State Warriors to a 101-87 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night at the Spectrum Center. Durant notched his ninth career triple-double, finishing with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and seemingly taking the game into his own hands whenever he wished. He scored 16 points in the first quarter to set the tone as the Warriors led by as many as 26 in the first half. Durant said it was a matter of everyone stepping up as Charlotte native Curry was out with a sprained ankle and Green was a late scratch with a sore shoulder. The Warriors also...
Reused SpaceX rocket to carries satellite into orbit

Reused SpaceX rocket to carries satellite into orbit

Science
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A used Falcon 9 rocket landed on a droneship in the Atlantic ocean Wednesday after launching a communications satellite into orbit.It was the third time SpaceX depended on a used Falcon 9 rocket to carry out a launch mission.The rocket blasted off at 6:53 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The Falcon 9 rocket previously was used to deliver cargo to the International Space Station in February. This time, the rocket carried a high-powered, hybrid communications satellite shared by SES and EchoStar. The satellite is expected support the delivery of high-definition television broadcasts to viewers across North America.After carrying SpaceX's Dragon capsule to the edge of space last winter, the rocket's first stage detached and fell back to Earth before executing a contr...