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BBC Visits ‘Hated and Hunted’ Ransomware Expert

In “Hated and hunted,” a BBC reporter describes visiting a ransomware expert “who has devoted himself, at huge personal cost, to helping victims of ransomware around the world.” They hate him so much that they leave him angry threats buried deep inside the code of their own viruses… “I was shocked but I also felt a real sense of pride,” ... Read More »

Vaccines Can Help Fight the Rise of Drug-Resistant Microbes

An anonymous reader quotes the Harvard School of Public Health: Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea, salmonella, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and many other disease-causing agents are flourishing around the world, and the consequences are disastrous — at least 700,000 people die globally as a result of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) annually, according to a 2016 review on antimicrobial resistance commissioned by former ... Read More »

Bacteria Discovered In Irish Soil Kills Four Drug-Resistant Superbugs

NBC News reports on how microbiologist Gerry Quinn “followed up on some folklore his family had passed on to him.” Old timers insisted that the dirt in the vicinity of a nearly 1,500-year-old church in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, an area once occupied by the Druids, had almost miraculous curative powers…. “Here in the western fringes of Ireland there ... Read More »

Before Google+ Shuts Down, The Internet Archive Will Preserve Its Posts

Google+ “was an Internet-based social network. It was almost 8 years old,” reports KilledByGoogle.com, which bills itself as “The Google Graveyard: A list of dead products Google has killed and laid to rest in the Google Cemetery.” But before Google+ closes for good in April, its posts are being preserved by Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam, reports the Verge: In ... Read More »