European institutions targeted by Gazer backdoor from Turla hacking group

Newly documented Gazer backdoor identified as the latest tool to be used in espionage campaigns across Europe

ESET, the leading global cybersecurity company, today publishes the discovery of a new, advanced backdoor used by the notorious hacking group Turla. Dubbed Gazer, ESET researchers are first to document this newly identified backdoor, actively deployed since 2016, targeting European institutions.

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FT Survey Reveals Tech Sector Struggling to Prepare for new EU Data Protection Laws

The Financial Times reported this morning that Tech companies are already counting the cost of sweeping EU rules on data protection that will not be introduced until next year. A Financial Times survey revealed that the sector is scrambling to hire new staff and redesign products as it faces millions of dollars in higher costs and lost revenues. The FT contacted 20 of the largest social media, software, financial technology and internet companies with EU operations, about the bloc’s new General Data Protection Regulation. It comes into effect next May and will require businesses to adopt stricter standards for dealing with customer data. Facebook was one of three companies to say that initial compliance would cost several million dollars. Others said they faced having to hire extra staff and consultants to implement changes so that customers could delete information, or export it in a format compatible with rival services.

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Latest Aegis Combat System is Successful Against Medium Range Ballistic Missiles

Aegis Weapon System test supports the U.S. Phased Adaptive Approach to protect NATO Europe against ballistic missile threats

USS JOHN PAUL JONES, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The USS JOHN PAUL JONES, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), successfully fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Aegis Combat System. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target.

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Sentinel-5 Precursor begins final journey to launch site

Sentinel-5 Precursor begins final journey to launch site



Stevenage, 30/08/2017 – Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket.

The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archangelsk to the Russian spaceport of Plesetsk.


Sentinel-5 Precursor is part of the global monitoring programme “Copernicus”, a joint European Commission–ESA undertaking which aims to acquire continuous and accurate Earth observation data and provide services to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.


Sentinel-5 Precursor will provide essential atmospheric chemistry data to the Copernicus programme before the Sentinel-5 instrument becomes operational in 2021 on the MetOp Second Generation satellite.


Airbus was prime for Sentinel-5 Precursor, with three sites involved in development and manufacturing of the satellites and its components: Stevenage (UK – prime), Toulouse (France) and Friedrichshafen (Germany). The TROPOMI instrument was built by Airbus Netherlands.


Rockwell Collins teams with Black & Veatch and Ameren for beyond visual line of sight UAS flight within power line infrastructure

Rockwell Collins’ CNPC-1000 Command and Control data link, integrated into a Pulse Aerospace Vapor 55, undergoes testing at the University of Iowa’s OPL before embarking on a 10-mile flight beyond visual line of sight along power line infrastructure owned by Ameren Corp. near Newton, Illinois

  • Commercial flight builds additional safety case for routine, efficient infrastructure monitoring with UAS technology
  • Flight enabled by a mobile, multi-tower Command and Control demonstrator integrated by Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Aug. 29, 2017) – Rockwell Collins, working closely with Black & Veatch, has successfully demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight along almost 10 miles of power line infrastructure owned by Ameren Corp., located near Newton, Illinois.

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Which? names London Southend best airport in the capital

  • Which? survey rates London Southend by far the best airport in the capital with a customer rating of 84% – a whopping 16 percentage points more than any other airport in the region
  • London Southend also boasts a maximum five stars for staff friendliness, with an impressive four stars for baggage reclaim, seating, toilets, and queues at security and passport control
  • London Southend CEO, Glyn Jones believes Londoners are being let down daily by a failure of aviation policy which has led to a lack of capacity and increasing congestion in the air and on the ground at other London airports
  • He adds “London Southend’s customer ratings show what can be done when capacity is available to serve the capital’s passengers; we are part of the solution to today’s capacity squeeze.”

London – August 30: London Southend Airport has been rated by far the best London terminal, leaving all  other airports in the region trailing, according to the latest Which? airport passenger survey.

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GE to Provide Maintenance Services to TMS Cardiff Gas’ LNG Fleet

  • The Service Agreement Will See Two Companies Partnering for the Next 10 Years
  • GE Will Provide Parts and Software Upgrade to TMS’s LNG Fleet

PARIS—August 29, 2017—Recently, GE’s Marine Solutions (NYSE: GE) and TMS CARDIFF GAS Ltd. (TMS) have signed a service agreement that will see GE undertaking the support and maintenance of four TMS LNG vessels—Corcovado, Kita, Palu and Yari—for the next 10 years.

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Harvey: Oil & gas industry starts to assess the hit; Skagit County eyes all-electric ferry

Harvey: Oil & gas industry starts to assess the hit
Harvey: Oil & gas industry starts to assess the hit
August 29, 2017 — Analysts are attempting to predict the longer term impact as Tropical Storm Harvey continues its rampage through America’s oil and gas industry heartland taking a toll on production, processing and distribution facilities including ports.

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2017 Melges 20 E-Newsletter | September E News

2017 Melges 20 International E-Newsletter
2017 Melges 20 E-News
Drew Freides’ Pacific Yankee currently leads the 2017 Melges 20 World League,
North American division and moves up the scale to sit second overall (International).
Two Newport Summer regattas complete and one to go – the big one –
the 2017 Melges 20 World Championship is just around the corner. Leading the North American division charge and gaining fast on the World League stage, is 2017 Sail Newport Regatta and newly crowned U.S. National Champion Drew Freides aboard PACIFIC YANKEE.

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