In the last 10 months, 140 local governments, police stations and hospitals have been held hostage by ransomware attacks

(CNN)The attack starts, innocently enough, with an email. But when someone clicks the link inside, hackers quickly take over. Computers at the school, hospital, or city government are locked, and the only way for employees to get back in is to pay the attacker hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin. Even then, there’s…

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Facebook says Libra is out of its control. But Libra’s overseers are a web of Silicon Valley insiders

New York (CNN Business)In its effort to bring the Libra cryptocurrency to life, perhaps the biggest hurdle for Facebook is a lack of trust and opposition from regulators around the world, who are concerned about Libra’s potential implications for privacy and financial stability and Facebook’s role in managing it. Facebook’s (FB) answer to those criticisms…

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Diego Maradona: ‘There’s some sort of cry for help going on there,’ says filmmaker

(CNN)British filmmaker Asif Kapadia smiles at the suggestion that his third major documentary feature — “Diego Maradona” — is his hat-trick piece of work, following the stellar “Senna” (2010) and Oscar-winning “Amy” (2015). “I suppose I’m interested in slightly edgier characters,” Kapadia reveals when recently speaking to CNN World Sport’s Don Riddell in New York.”I…

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Megan Fox went through ‘a dark moment’ after ‘Jennifer’s Body’ bombed

(CNN)”Jennifer’s Body,” the camp horror movie about a man-eating cheerleader, may now hold cult classic status, but after its less-than-stellar reception back in 2009, star Megan Fox admits she went through a difficult time. “It preceded a breaking point for me,” Fox told the film’s writer, Diablo Cody, in an interview arranged by Entertainment Tonight.Fox…

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An 82-year-old man slipped past doormen in upscale buildings for years and stole $400K in jewelry, police say

(CNN)Samuel Sabatino, 82, spent his holiday weekends driving from Florida to Manhattan — and possibly other states. But when he got there, instead of relaxing and sightseeing, he slipped past doormen in upscale buildings and went on burglary sprees in vacant apartments, prosecutors said. He’s committed at least 10 burglaries that resulted in $400,000 worth…

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After a summer of being tear gassed, can Hong Kong protesters go back to being students?

(CNN)Welcome signs, colorful banners and campus maps are plastered over Hong Kong’s colleges and high schools. It’s the first week of school, but there’s one problem — thousands of students are missing from the classrooms.At 10 of the city’s 13 universities, students are staging a class boycott, and student union leaders estimate that more than…

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