New York (CNN Business)Information scraped from around 500 million LinkedIn user profiles is
part of a database posted for sale on a website popular with hackers, the
company confirmed Thursday.
The sale of the data was first reported on Tuesday by cybersecurity news and
research site CyberNews, which said
that an archive including user IDs, names, email addresses, phone numbers,
genders, professional titles and links to other social media profiles was being
auctioned off on the forum for a four-figure sum.
According to LinkedIn, the database
for sale “is actually an aggregation of data from a number of websites and
companies.” The data from LinkedIn users includes only information that
people listed publicly in their profiles, the professional social media site,
which is owned by Microsoft (MSFT), said in a Thursday statement. –read
(CNN) – DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, has died, his
family announced in a statement. He was 50.
“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth
name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with
his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few
days,” family’s statement read in part.
“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” the family
continued. “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the
times we spent with him.” —read
(CNN) – The Artemis program will
land the first person of color on the moon, according to NASA. The new goal for
the program, which seeks to land the first woman and the next man on at the
lunar south pole by 2024, comes from the Biden-Harris administration.
submitted US President Joe Biden’s priorities for 2022 discretionary spending to
Congress Friday. It calls for an increase of more than 6% from the previous
year, according to NASA. —read
There is nothing like spending a rainy afternoon
at a museum, soaking in the beauty and wonder of art and history. Now the
Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, is letting you do that right from
The French museum has released an online platform featuring all of the museum’s
artworks, consisting of more than 480,000 pieces, the Louvre announced Friday
in a press release.
Art lovers and researchers alike will now be able to view the entire Louvre
collection online for free. —read
New York (CNN Business) – Jamie Dimon is very bullish on the US economic recovery from the pandemic. And yet the JPMorgan Chase CEO is deeply concerned about the future of America.
In his annual shareholder letter Wednesday, Dimon wrote that the Covid-19 pandemic, the “horrific murder” of George Floyd and the painfully slow economic growth of the past two decades are all symptoms of a broader problem: “inept” public policy and broad government dysfunction.
“Unfortunately, the tragedies of this past year are only the tip of the iceberg — they merely expose enormous failures that have existed for decades and have been deeply damaging to America,” Dimon wrote, adding that the nation was “totally unprepared” for the deadly pandemic. —read more—
In the interview, the former Time Warner and CBS CEO
slammed the Georgia law as “bone-headed,” a blatant attempt to
suppress the Black vote and a “ruse” that pretends to be aimed at
safeguarding elections. —read
(CNN) – New
cases of Covid-19 in the United States have fallen in the last two months to
about 55,000 a day. That seems like a whopping number until you compare
it with the more than 200,000
daily cases reported in early January. Deaths have also fallen, to
about 1,000 a day from more
than 3,000. Concern is growing that the
US may be at the start of yet another rise in cases.
These numbers are promising, but the ups and downs and ups tell an important
lesson about keeping perspective in a pandemic. Today’s promising numbers would
have been horrific at this time last year and are hardly as good as they need
to be. The pandemic is nothing if not dynamic, with ever-shifting expectations
and outcomes. —read
With so many
challenges facing us here on Earth — the pandemic, climate change, the economy
— it might seem like an odd time to focus on space.
But space exploration offers enormous benefits for all of us. There’s a long
list of innovations that have emerged as a result of space research that
have already spawned entire industries: the Global Positioning System, phone
cameras, portable computers, water-purification systems, cochlear implants,
artificial limbs, wireless headphones, CAT scans, LASIK and even the dustbuster
And many of us are able to live and thrive partly because satellites help
farmers assess climate and growing conditions and decide which areas are best
for cultivation, while also alerting them to unfavorable weather conditions or
predictions of longer-term drought. Looking ahead, space commercialization —
asteroid mining, manufacturing and scientific research — will require vast
amounts of capital and the hiring of skilled labor, creating both wealth and
(CNN) — After a long year or more
of sticking close to home, escaping to a stunning destination and a fancy hotel
room may rank high on your to-do list.
Staying in a hotel is very low-risk
if you’re vaccinated, separated from other people, and going straight to and
from your room, said CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician
and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington
University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
If you’re not traveling alone, “you certainly should not be sharing a
hotel room with someone who is not in your immediate household, unless the
other person is fully vaccinated,” Wen said. —read