Creator of website satirizing Glenn Beck on winning domain name case

February 4, 2023 0 Comments

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Wikinews interviewed the creator of a parody website satirizing American political commentator Glenn Beck, about his thoughts after prevailing in a domain name dispute brought by Beck before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Florida resident Isaac Eiland-Hall created the website in September, and it asserts Beck uses …

Microsoft Windows metafiles are a vector for computer viruses

February 2, 2023 0 Comments

Monday, January 2, 2006 Microsoft Windows metafiles have been discovered to be a vector for computer viruses, as they are treated as image files, but can execute machine code. Windows metafiles often use the extension .wmf files, but they may also execute if their extension is .jpeg, .png or any other common image extension. This …

Thomson Corporation and Reuters agree to merge

January 30, 2023 0 Comments

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 The Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group PLC announced Tuesday that they have agreed to combine the two companies. The boards of both Thomson and Reuters will recommend the merger to their shareholders. The Canadian Thomson-family holding company Woodbridge, which controls 70% of Thomson, has agreed to vote in favour of the …

U.S. warns of al Qaeda threat to stock trading and banking websites

January 30, 2023 0 Comments

Friday, December 1, 2006 The U.S. government warned private financial services that al Qaeda is planning a cyber attack on the U.S. stock and bank accounts, officials said on Thursday. Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke says: “There is no information to corroborate this aspirational threat. As a routine matter and out of an abundance of …

Steve Jobs denies ‘location-gate’

January 23, 2023 0 Comments

Friday, April 29, 2011 Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announced on Wednesday that iPhone technology is not being used to monitor the location of its customers. The scandal arose from concern that data collected by Apple would make it possible for anyone with access to a person’s private computer to retrieve information about their movements. …

NASA sets launch date for Space Shuttle Discovery

January 22, 2023 0 Comments

Saturday, March 7, 2009 After almost two months of delay, NASA has set March 11 as the launch date for Space Shuttle Discovery. On February 22, NASA had stated that they indefinitely delayed the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, which was originally scheduled for takeoff on February 12. Launch was then further delayed until February …

Pennsylvania cop on trial for allegedly murdering girlfriend’s estranged husband

January 21, 2023 0 Comments

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 The trial began today for a Pennsylvania state trooper accused of killing his girlfriend’s estranged husband. Kevin Foley, 43, is accused of cutting the throat of John Yelenic, a dentist who was in the final stages of finalizing a divorce from his wife, Michele. According to prosecutors, Foley “loathed Dr. Yelenic” …

Firefighters rescue nearly a dozen animals in Buffalo, New York house fire

January 20, 2023 0 Comments

Friday, June 22, 2007 Buffalo, New York —A three alarm fire at a house owned by John and Evelyn Bencinich, two of the initiators of a lawsuit filed against the Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, required firefighters to rescue eight cats and two dogs in Buffalo, New York today. At about 8:30 (eastern time) …

St. Anthony Foundation provides hope

January 20, 2023 0 Comments

Friday, September 23, 2005 On the corner of Golden Gate Ave. and Jones St. in the Tenderloin, San Francisco, right next to the Civic Center you can see a throng of low-income and homeless people lining up outside of St. Anthony’s Dining Room hall which opens up it’s doors everyday at 11:30 a.m. Volunteers dressed …

No single cause of autism, research review concludes

January 19, 2023 0 Comments

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Many factors of a child’s birth and the condition of the newborn are linked to the future development of autism, but no single factor has been identified as the cause, a meta-analysis of forty previously published research studies concludes. Autism refers to a cluster of neurological developmental disorders, ranging to mild …