Huge crowd of mourning Thais sings royal anthem in honor of late king
By Thanarith Satrusayang and Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - A huge crowd of Thais gathered on Saturday outside Bangkok's Grand Palace to sing the royal anthem in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on Oct. 13 after seven decades on the throne. The government has declared a year of mourning for the 88-year old king, who was seen as a father figure for generations of people, and, though a constitutional monarch, a calming influence over the country's often turbulent politics. People dressed in black traveled by bus, boat and on foot to Sanam Luang, a tree-lined open space that has been used for royal cremations outside the river-side Grand Palace, bringing the area to gridlock well before the singing.
Thai junta says Google removing content with royal insults
Thailand’s government met with representatives from Internet giant Google, amid growing calls from Thai hardline royalists to bring those who insult the monarchy to justice, as many Thais look with uncertainty to a future without their revered king. King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death on Oct. 13 has thrown the country of 67 million into mourning. It has also led to the rise of ultra-royalist vigilante groups who say they will punish anyone perceived to have insulted the monarchy during a highly sensitive time for Thailand.
Facebook to allow more graphic news
Facebook on Friday said that it will begin allowing more graphic or potentially disturbing newsworthy posts to be shared at the leading online social network. "We're going to begin allowing more items that people find newsworthy, significant, or important to public interest -- even if they might otherwise violate our standards," Facebook vice presidents Joel Kaplan and Justin Osofsky said in a blog post. "Our intent is to allow more images and stories without posing safety risks or showing graphic images to minors and others who do not want to see them," Kaplan and Osofsky said.
India launches phone app to monitor New Delhi's pollution
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital, laboring under the label of being the world's most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air.
Hard crash-landing may have wrecked Europe's Mars probe
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say Europe's experimental Mars probe has hit the right spot but may have been destroyed in a fiery ball of rocket fuel because it was traveling too fast.
Cyber attacks cripple Twitter, Netflix, other websites
Cyber attacks pounded the underpinnings of the internet Friday, crippling Twitter, Netflix and other major websites with the help of once-dumb devices made smart with online connections. Waves of attacks incapacitated a crucial piece of internet infrastructure, hampering or outright blocking access to popular online venues. "When I see something like this, I have to think state actor," said Carbon Black national security strategist Eric O'Neill, a former "spy hunter" on the FBI counter-intelligence force.
How to stop specific contacts from knowing when you’ve read their iMessages
Apple's iOS 10 software has been available for a while now. In fact, the latest version of Apple's popular mobile platform is already installed on more than two-thirds of all active iOS devices in the world , and we're likely less than a week away from seeing the next major build, iOS 10.1, released to the public . Tens of millions of people use iOS 10 each day, and yet Apple added so many new features to the platform that many people miss things they would actually benefit from a great deal. Among the new features that often go unnoticed by many is the option to control iMessage read receipts on a per-contact basis. That's right, you can stop specific contacts from knowing when or even if you read their messages. In this post, we'll tell you exactly how to do it. DON'T MISS: iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel speed tests: Closer, but Android was still crushed in the end Everyone knows that you can enable or disable read receipts across the board by opening the Settings app and toggling read receipts on or off from within the Messages menu. Most people want to leave them on, but there are always a few contacts who send you messages and you don't want them to know if and when you've read them. This is one of those iPhone and iPad features where, once you find out how easy it is, you want to kick yourself for not having noticed it before. Here's all you need to do: From within the Messages app, open a conversation with the contact in question Tap the "i" in the top-right corner On that screen, you'll see a setting for "Send Read Receipts" — toggle it to off That's it. This setting will override your global setting and this specific contact will no longer know when you open his or her messages.
NSA contractor to be charged with espionage after making off with 50 TB of data
Late on Thursday, federal prosecutors signaled their intention to charge former NSA contractor Harold T. Martin with violating The Espionage Act after authorities discovered that he took upwards of 50 TB of classified data from the NSA to his home. While the precise details regarding the stolen data remain murky, the New York Times a few weeks ago claimed that it may have included "highly classified computer codes developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments” like China, North Korea and Iran. DON'T MISS: These are the 2 best iPhone email apps in the world, and I can’t decide which to use Interestingly enough, Martin's arrest a few weeks ago came on the heels of the leak involving NSA hacking tools. It was initially believed that an NSA operative inadvertently left the hacking tools on a computer, but Martin's arrest prompted a wave of speculation that the leak may have been purposeful. The motion filed by federal prosecutors -- originally published by LawNewz -- reads in part: For over two decades, the Defendant, Harold T. Martin, III, was entrusted to work at multiple government agencies dealing with highly classified information, including the National Security Agency (“NSA”). Throughout his government assignments, the Defendant violated that trust by engaging in wholesale theft of classified government documents and property—a course of felonious conduct that is breathtaking in its longevity and scale. The Defendant’s decades of criminal behavior were in flagrant violation of his many promises and oaths, as well as the law. The case against the Defendant thus far is overwhelming, and the investigation is ongoing. The Defendant knows, and, if no longer detained may have access to, a substantial amount of highly classified information, which he has flagrantly mishandled and could easily disseminate to others. At this point, there is absolutely no debating that Martin absconded with classified information. In fact, prosecutors note that investigators, upon visiting Martin's home, found classified documents littered everywhere, some of which were "lying openly in his home office or stored in the backseat and trunk of his vehicle." Notably, Martin told investigators that he has consistently been taking classified materials from the NSA for a period of many years. That said, it still remains unknown what was driving Martin's espionage escapades. The federal prosecution's full complaint against Martin can be read over here .
Cyberattacks on key internet firm disrupt internet services
Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday. ...
Russian indicted on charges he hacked LinkedIn
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday.