From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online

The British Library has made over 50 rare medieval manuscripts and early print editions, spanning 1,000 years of literary history, available for free on its Discovering Literature website.

Highlights include:

  • The single surviving manuscript of Beowulf, the longest epic poem in Old English
  • The earliest autobiography in English, The Book of Margery Kempe
  • The Wycliffite Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible in the English language
  • William Caxton’s pioneering illustrated print edition of The Canterbury Tales
  • The first work authored by a woman in English, Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love
  • The earliest work of theatre criticism in English, Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge
  • One of the greatest collections of Scottish medieval verse, the Bannatyne Manuscript from the National Library of Scotland

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Dark web contains trove of over 2.7 million leaked email credentials of Fortune 500 employees

Security experts found that a trove of over millions email credentials, which belongs to employees of Fortune 500 companies, has been leaked to the dark web. Experts analysed data from over a three-year period, which represented the largest ever trove of stolen credentials – amounting to 8 billion. It was found that over 2.7 million of these 8 billion stolen credentials have found their way into the dark web.

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Medical imaging devices are vulnerable to cyber-attacks

The Israeli national media is reporting on research from Ben-Gurion University which shows that “unpatched” medical devices whose owners and operators don’t download ongoing security updates may be vulnerable to attacks. In their paper “Know Your Enemy: Characteristics of Cyber-Attacks on Medical Imaging Devices,” the researchers show the relative ease of exploiting these “unpatched” medical devices. The devices include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. Hackers can also block access to medical imaging devices or disable them altogether as part of “ransom attacks.”

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Snoopers Charter in Trouble Again- UK mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful

Britain went for Big Government during WWI, failed to repeal the emergency legislation in 1919, tightened it further in 1939, again failed to repeal emergency legislation in 1945 and Governments since have become addicted to trying to control citizens, interfering in even the smallest areas of life. The snoopers charter was an attempt to extend unaccountable interference into the digital age by again introducing draconian and flawed legislation, supported by all of the Establishment Parties in Westminster. A Government must respond to threats to the citizens, but when it becomes necessary the system must have adequate safeguards and accountability, repealing the legislation when the threat passes. Ed.

It has been reported this morning that Appeal court judges have ruled the government’s mass digital surveillance regime unlawful as a result of a legal challenge brought by the Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson.

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Rockwell Collins at Singapore Airshow 2018: Showcasing innovative and reliable solutions for airlines, airports and defense

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 29, 2018) – Rockwell Collins will build upon its long-standing commitment to the Asia-Pacific region at the Singapore Airshow, Feb. 6-11, by showcasing its growing capabilities both on and off the aircraft—cockpit, cabin, communications and connectivity.

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Boeing, TUI Group Celebrate Delivery of the Tourism Operator’s First 737 MAX 8

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Fuel efficient 737 MAX to help TUI Group reach sustainability goals

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and TUI Group, the world’s largest tourism business, today celebrated the delivery of the operator’s first 737 MAX 8. The cleaner, quieter and more efficient airplane will play a key role in TUI Group’s ambition to operate Europe’s most carbon efficient airlines.

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