Culture

Bridge: Oct. 23, 2020

AFAIK, my friend the English professor is quite appalled by the “shorthand” that has taken over the internet and social media. “It’s corrupting the language,” the prof complains. “Write ‘before,’ not ‘B4.’ We speak English, not bingo.” The prof was West in today’s deal. “When I saw that massive dummy,” he told me, “I wasn’t […]

Culture

Word Game: Oct. 23, 2020

TODAY’S WORD — UNASSUAGED (UNASSUAGED: un-uh-SWAYJ’D: Not satisfied or eased.) Average mark 27 words Time limit 40 minutes Can you find 39 or more words in UNASSUAGED? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — CORRODES cero code coed cooed cord core corer corrode credo odor order record redo rode rodeo rood rose decor doer does […]

News

European insurance unicorn Wefox is raising major new funding and has landed around $130 million so far

Summary List Placement European insurance unicorn Wefox is in the process of raising a major fresh funding round, Business Insider understands.  A source with knowledge of the matter said the round is being led by the corporate investing arm of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDBI), with participation from existing investors Merian Chrysalis, OMERS Ventures, Mubadala […]

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Twitter and the White House denied claims a hacker broke into Trump’s account by guessing that his password was ‘maga2020!’

Summary List Placement Twitter and the White House have pushed back against a report that a Dutch ethical hacker managed to crack into President Donald Trump’s Twitter account by guessing his password. Dutch magazine de Volkskrant published the report on Thursday, detailing how cybersecurity researcher Victor Gevers allegedly broke into Trump’s account by guessing the […]