Global IT Disruption Linked to CrowdStrike Software Update resulting in a Huge Microsoft Outage

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A widespread IT outage has affected organizations worldwide, causing significant disruptions to various industries including aviation, banking, and media. The issue has been traced to a software update from cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, which inadvertently caused Windows computers to malfunction. Key points: The outage has impacted businesses and services globally, including major airlines, banks, airports, and television stations. This incident highlights the critical dependence of modern businesses on IT systems and the potential risks associated with software updates from third-party vendors. As organizations work to recover from this disruption, it serves as a reminder of the importance of robust testing and

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Samsung Reports Spectacular Profit Growth in Q2

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South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced an extraordinary increase in its operating profit for the second quarter of 2023. The company estimates an operating profit of 10.4 trillion won (approximately $7.54 billion) for the quarter ending June 30, representing a remarkable 15-fold increase compared to the same period last year. This impressive growth has surpassed analysts’ expectations, who had predicted a profit of 8.8 trillion won according to LSEG SmartEstimate. Samsung’s revenues also saw a significant boost, rising by about 23% to reach 74 trillion won in Q2.

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Technology Empowering Democracy: The Development of the EU’s Citizens’ Engagement Platform

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Could citizens have a direct communication line that enables active participation in the EU decision-making process? In response to the pressing need for a communication channel across the European Union, the launch of innovative e-democracy tools, such as The Citizens’ Engagement Platform, marks a significant step forward. The platform is designed to enhance democratic participation, ushering in a

EU Plans Customs Duties for Temu, Shein, and AliExpress

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The European Union (EU) is set to introduce customs duties on inexpensive goods purchased from Chinese online retailers such as Temu, AliExpress, and Shein. This initiative, reported by the Financial Times, aims to curb the influx of low-cost and often low-quality products from China, potentially altering the landscape of European e-commerce and impacting consumers’ wallets. Removal

Renewable Energy Leads EU Electricity Production in 2023

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Last year, renewable energy became the primary source of electricity in the European Union (EU), accounting for 44.7% of the total electricity production. This significant shift highlights the EU’s commitment to transitioning towards more sustainable energy sources. Renewable energy sources generated 1.21 million gigawatt-hours (GWh) in 2023, marking an impressive increase of 12.4% compared to 2022.

Elon Musk Condemns Apple’s ChatGPT Integration, Citing Major Security Concerns

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Apple’s latest updates to iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia include a significant new feature: Siri can now utilize ChatGPT to handle complex queries, provided users give explicit permission. This integration aims to deliver more contextual responses without needing the ChatGPT app. However, this announcement has sparked strong opposition from Elon Musk. During Apple’s keynote,

Women’s Safety: Erika Isac’s #GetHomeSafe Initiative

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Erika Isac, a young Romanian trap singer known for her attention-grabbing lyrics in songs like “Macarena” and “Women in Parliament,” has recently announced the launch of a free service aimed at helping women in risky situations, called #GetHomeSafe. This WhatsApp service allows women to share their location when they feel unsafe or are in danger, providing

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