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Security alert as Lenovo caught using rootkit to install software

Lenovo has been accused of embedding files in the motherboard firmware of its computers that make it impossible to remove the often unwanted software that it bundles with them — even after reinstalling Windows from scratch. It is similar to hacker tools

Google Maps to warn drivers of approaching railway crossings

Google has entered a new partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration that will see its Maps software alerting drivers when they approach a rail crossing. The aim is to ensure that people are aware that they may have to stop ahead.

Bomb alert in Brussels' EU district

Brussels - The area around the EU offices in Brussels was evacuated Tuesday and roads temporarily blocked after a bomb alert, Belgian media said.

Windows 10 launching July 29th, reserve your upgrade now

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has announced that Windows 10 will be made available on July 29th for free and on new devices. You can reserve a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers right now with a dialog that is appearing in the Windows system tray.

Windows 10 upgrade adverts to be shown to Windows 7, 8.1 users

Microsoft has posted a Windows Update for 7 and 8.1 users that prepares their systems for the Windows 10 upgrade. The files of the patch reveal that the company intends to show upgrade advertisements and alerts to users to persuade them to get Windows 10.

Panda antivirus update causes software to flag itself

An update to Panda's antivirus software programs has led to the software recognising some of its own core files as malicious malware. It then quarantined them, leaving itself unable to run and preventing computers from starting up.

Security alert prompted as man spotted on the roof of Parliament

An arrest has been made after a man was spotted pacing around on the roof of the houses of Parliament in London late last night, prompting negotiators, police and the fire service to attend the scene in England's capital.

France puts Paris on highest alert status after shooting

Paris - France raised its alert status for Paris to the highest level after gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing at least 11.

FDA issues alert over medication changes

Washington - Each month the U.S. FDA issues an alert over changes to the packaging or prescribing information relating to a number of medicines. The Digital Journal examines the latest information.

Amber Alert: Suspects car found, kidnapped girl apparently alive

San Diego - About 8 a.m. Friday, law enforcement officials got a huge break in the abduction of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, who an Amber Alert was issued for on Tuesday.

Caffeine-enriched chewing gum to stay awake without coffee?

Stuck in a very important meeting and can't keep awake? Frequent trips to the washroom is a no-no so looks like coffee is out. Luckily for all those that need an energy boost, Wrigley's has the solution.

Zombie alert issued on Montana television station

Great Falls - Residents in Great Falls, Montana were stunned when an emergency alert announcing that zombies were rising from the graves in several area counties interrupted regularly scheduled programming.

Video: NOAA scientists on high alert for 2013 solar maximum

NOAA scientists are on high alert as the Sun enters a period of solar maximum over the next 14 months during which we will see a burst of activity that could have catastrophic effects on global power grids and communications systems.

'Smart Carpet' will detect when the elderly fall

Manchester - It is always worrying when an elderly person lives alone. What if they should fall, and not be able to reach the telephone? The answer may have been invented.

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano awakens, authorities raise alert

Mexico - Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has begun to show increased signs of awakening, and yesterday authorities raised the alert level.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - false piracy alert

Sony Pictures have designed their DVD to look like a pirated copy, much to the dismay of DVD renters. This design was to portray and emphasize the hacker theme of the video

US and Canada warn of imminent militant attacks in New Delhi

New Delhi - The US embassy in New Delhi has raised the threat level for foreigners being in the Indian capital, and Canada has given out a similar warning that terrorist attacks on a crowded market may be imminent.

Security alert on board plane at Heathrow airport

There are reports of a security incident taking place at Heathrow airport in the UK. The reports state that the incident is upon an Emirates plane bound for Dubai.

Allergy Alert on possible undeclared soy protein

Morningstar Foods has issued a voluntary recall of a number of specific products because these products may contain soy protein.

FBI issues terror alert on transit, hotel, stadium targets

With as many as 12 terror suspects on the loose in America, the FBI issued warnings to security management on vulnerable transit, stadium and hotel targets.

Food Alert: Lean Ground Veal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume lean ground veal described below because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Issues Allergy Alert

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to wheat or soy not to consume certain meat products described below. These products contain wheat or soy which is not declared on the label.

Robot Quadruped - crab crawler doubles up as night intruder alert

The Robotic Quadruped from Hammacher Schlemmer is an autonomous crab like device that crawls around the home and sense any intruder movements and alert if detected. It costs $89.95.

Uganda Issues Marburg Fever Alert

Ugandan health officials have issued a Marburg haemorrhagic fever alert . three suspected cases have bean reported and one of the affected has since died. Marburg is highly contagious.

Holiday Island Ibiza On Terror Alert After Bomb Scare

Reuters in Madrid have confirmed that the main airport in the tiny country of Ibiza was evacuated last night after a report of a bomb in the building. The scare caused untold chaos in the busy airport after the terror attack at Glasgow yesterday

Breaking News: Woman, Covered In Petrol Threatens To Set Alight To Herself In A Petrol Station

Emergency services were called this morning, 8:00 BST to a petrol station in Cardiff, Wales where a woman stands, drenched in petrol, threatening to set herself alight

Five rescued after sea fog alert

Three adults and two children have been rescued after getting lost in thick sea fog on waterbikes and a jet boat off the Denbighshire coast.

Graffiti Lists Police Officers' Names, Patrol Car Numbers

Thugs declare war in Cocoa, Florida -- graffiti 'Kill List' posted on a house includes police officers' names, patrol car numbers

Firms on alert for letter bombs

Office workers across Great Britain are on alert amid fears that the postal bomber may strike for again. Police have urged companies, organisations and individuals to be careful when handling mail and alert them to suspicious packages.

Myspace to Issue Amber Alerts

Myspace actually taking up social cause.
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