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Eight men facing charges over illegal streaming sites

Eight men facing charges over illegal streaming sites

Technology
Eight men who allegedly ran pirate streaming services that claimed to offer more content than Netflix have been indicted in the US. Jetflicks and iStreamItAll claimed to be used by thousands of subscribers and allegedly lost copyright owners "millions of dollars". Together they claimed to have more than 300,000 TV episodes and films available to users in the US and Canada.Many of the films had yet to be made available for home viewing. Jetflicks charged users $ 9.99 (£8.20) per month, while iStreamItAll, which has yet to be closed down, currently offers monthly plans for $ 19.99 and charges $ 179.99 for a full year. "The two services allegedly offered more television pro
In parched Chennai, hospitals hike charges

In parched Chennai, hospitals hike charges

Finance
CHENNAI: The severe water crisis in Tamil Nadu’s capital has acquired alarming proportions, not sparing even hospitals. The dwindling supply, with borewells running dry, has sent room rents, cost of procedures like dialysis and consultation in most neighbourhood hospitals and nursing homes soaring. Room rents in some of Chennai’s hospitals had increased by up to Rs 350 a day in mid-May itself, and that was a month ago. Most big corporate hospitals claim that they have been able to absorb the cost, but that’s only for now. On an average, a hospital with 30 beds is spending Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000 more a day. “That would mean up to Rs 4.5 lakh a month. It is impossible for small hospitals to absorb that. We’ll have to pass it on to patients,” said former IMA state chief Dr T N Ravishankar. No
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II found guilty of rape, other charges

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II found guilty of rape, other charges

Sports
June 11 (UPI) -- A California jury found former NFL player Kellen Winslow II guilty of rape, indecent exposure and misdemeanor lewd conduct charges while still deadlocked over eight other counts of sexual assault. The San Diego Superior Court jury also acquitted the 35-year-old on Monday of a second lewd conduct charge, KUSI reported. He was found guilty of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last May, exposing himself to another woman that same month and fondling himself in front of a 77-year-old woman last March. He still faces charges in connection to the rape and kidnapping of a 54-year-old hiker last March and of raping an unconscious 17-year-old girl in 2003 when he was 19. Winslow was arrested in June 2018 on suspicion of kidnapping and raping the hitchhiker and the two separate 2...
Radical shake-up of overdraft charges will restrict fees

Radical shake-up of overdraft charges will restrict fees

Business
By Sharon Marris, business reporter Fixed fees for overdrafts will be banned under reforms announced by the financial regulator.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has described its new rules as the "biggest overhaul of the market in a generation". Fixed fees for borrowing through an overdraft will be banned and banks and building societies will have to price overdrafts by a simple annual interest rate.Banks and building societies will no longer be able to charge more for unarranged overdrafts than they do for arranged overdrafts.They will also have to do more to identify customers who are showing signs of financial strain and be prepared to help reduce repeated overdraft use. Advertisement ...
Hacking ‘hero’ Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges

Hacking ‘hero’ Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges

Technology
A British man hailed as a hero for stopping a global cyber-attack that was threatening the NHS has pleaded guilty to US malware charges.Marcus Hutchins, 24, has pleaded guilty to two charges related to writing malware - or malicious software - court documents show.Writing on his website, Hutchins said he regretted his actions and accepted "full responsibility for my mistakes".Hutchins has been held in the US since he was arrested by the FBI in 2017."As you may be aware, I've pleaded guilty to two charges related to writing malware in the years prior to my career in security," he wrote on his website. "I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes. "Having grown up, I've since been using the same skills that I misused several years ...