Fortnite on Nintendo Switch cracks 2 million downloads in 24 hours

  1. Fortnite on Nintendo Switch cracks 2 million downloads in 24 hours  CNET
  2. E3 2018: Fortnite’s New Switch Version Has Everything You Need Except Smooth Framerate  GameSpot
  3. Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3  BBC News
  4. Yoshi’s Switch game is now coming in 2019  Polygon
  5. Fortnite debacle sours PlayStation’s victory lap at E3  VentureBeat
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Fear is mounting in Hawaii as more cracks appear in the Kilauea Volcano

  1. Fear is mounting in Hawaii as more cracks appear in the Kilauea Volcano  Business Insider
  2. New fissure raises concerns about violent Hawaii volcano explosions  USA TODAY
  3. Hawaii volcano spurs new evacuations on Big Island after lava fissure reported  Fox News
  4. Volcanologist: Why Hawaii’s volcano is in danger of going ballistic  CNN
  5. Once the lava stops, rebuilding and futures uncertain in Hawaii
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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts: Lava spurts from cracks in a road as 10,000 evacuate

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts: Lava spurts from cracks in a road as 10,000 evacuateHawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday, releasing lava into a residential neighbourhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. Footage shown on local television showed lava spurting into the sky from a crack in a road. County, state and federal officials had been warning residents all week that they should be prepared to evacuate, as an eruption would give little warning. The county has ordered evacuations for all of Leilani Estates, which according to the 2010 US Census has a population of 1,500. Nearby community centres have opened for shelter. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, releasing lava into residential neighborhood on the Big Island, prompting evacuation orders.— ABC News (@ABC) May 4, 2018 The US Geological Survey said new ground cracks were reported on Thursday afternoon. Hot vapor emerged from a crack and spattering lava began to erupt. An ash plume rises above the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island  Credit: AFP Scientists said areas downslope of the erupting vent were at risk of being covered by lava. Leilani Estates appeared to be at greatest risk, but scientists said new vents and outbreaks could occur and it’s not possible to say where. The eruption comes after days of earthquakes rattled the area’s Puna district. A nearby school was closed due to the ongoing seismic activity and several roadways cracked under the strain of the constant temblors. New fissure opens in Leilani Estates on the Big Island of Hawaii. This video was taken just moments ago by my best friend who lives on the island… he said the fissure is making ‘a loud wooshing sound’ and is spewing lava at least 20 feet into the air. Video credit: Jeff Wise— Jennifer Myers (@JenMyersFox4) May 4, 2018 The Puu Oo crater floor began to collapse on Monday, triggering a series of earthquakes and pushing the lava into new underground chambers. The collapse caused magma to push more than 10 miles downslope toward the populated southeast coastline of the island. USGS geologist Janet Babb said the magma crossed under Highway 130, which leads to a popular volcano access point, on Tuesday night. Drone video shows the lava burning through the trees in Leilani Estates. The lava is shooting up like a fountain through cracks in the road. Video : Jeremiah Osuna— Lynn Kawano (@LynnKawano) May 4, 2018 Hawaii County Civil Defence Agency closed the area to visitors on Tuesday and ordered private tour companies to stop taking people into the region. Most of Kilauea’s activity has been nonexplosive, but a 1924 eruption spewed ash and 10-ton rocks into the sky, leaving one man dead. Puu Oo’s 1983 eruption resulted in lava fountains soaring over 1,500 feet high. In the decades since, the lava flow has buried dozens of square miles (kilometers) of land and destroyed many homes. 

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Google's not-Linux OS documentation cracks box open at last

  1. Google’s not-Linux OS documentation cracks box open at last  The Register
  2. Your Gmail interface is about to witness a big overhaul in the days to come  India Today
  3. Google to change how you use Gmail on PC soon; here’s what it’s planning  Financial Express
  4. Facebook is in the privacy spotlight but should Google be next  The Australian Financial Review
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Russians including one of Britain's most prominent oligarchs hit by new sanctions as US cracks down on 'malign' behaviour

Russians including one of Britain's most prominent oligarchs hit by new sanctions as US cracks down on 'malign' behaviourThirty-eight Russian individuals and entities including Oleg Deripaska, one of the most well-known oligarchs in Britain, have been hit by new sanctions from Donald Trump.  Mr Deripaska, a 50-year-old energy tycoon, has been accused by America of acting “directly or indirectly” on behalf of the Russian government.  The US Treasury said Mr Deripaska had been accused of money laundering, “threatening the lives of business rivals” and illegally wire-tapping a government official.  The new sanctions were taken by America to punish Russia for its recent “malign behaviour” including its attempt to “subvert Western democracies” and support of the Syrian regime.  Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), Nizhny Novgorod region Governor Valeriy Shantsev (C) and billionaire Oleg Deripaska (R) pictured together during a day trip to visit a polymer plant  The Salisbury spy poisoning was also included in the Russian action being punished, according to a senior US administration official, though it was not the direct cause of the sanctions.  Seven Russian oligarchs and their 12 companies have been targeted as well as 17 senior government officials, a state-owned weapons trader and its subsidiary, a Russian bank.  The government officials affected include the chairman of the state-owned Gazprombank and the director of the Federal Service of National Guard Troops.   All those targeted will have their assets under US jurisdiction frozen. Americans are also generally barred from dealing with them.  Infamous: Oleg Deripaska’s yacht ‘Queen K’ was party host to George Osborne and Peter Mandelson in 2008 Mr Deripaska, who owns property in Britain, is well known in the UK for his infamous yacht meeting with Lord [Peter] Mandelson, the Labour politician, and George Osborne, the former Tory chancellor, in 2008.  The pair were entertained by Mr Deripaska on his 238ft (73m) Queen K in Corfu. At the time Lord Mandelson was the EU trade commissioner and Mr Osborne was the shadow chancellor.  The meeting triggered a political backlash for both men. Lord Mandelson faced questions after supporting cuts to European aluminium import duties, which benefited Mr Deripaska’s company.   Mr Osborne was accused of soliciting a donation from Mr Deripaska, who was not a British citizen.  Both denied any wrongdoing.  The ‘designated’ | Seven Russians targeted by US action Mr Deripaska’s company EN+ Group, based on Jersey in the Channel Islands, is being hit by sanctions. It is an aluminium and power producer. Basic Element Limited, a private investment and management company linked to Mr Deripska, has also been targeted. So too is EuroSibEnergo, one of the largest independent power companies in Russia.  The US Treasury said Mr Deripaska was among those who “owned or controlled” the companies “directly or indirectly”. The  Trump administration’s decision to deliberately target figures close to Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is a deliberate attempt to force him to change direction.  Steven Mnuchin, the US Treasury secretary, said: “The Russian government engages in a range of malign activity around the globe, including continuing to occupy Crimea and instigate violence in eastern Ukraine, supplying the Assad regime with material and weaponry as they bomb their own civilians, attempting to subvert Western democracies, and malicious cyber activities.  “Russian oligarchs and elites who profit from this corrupt system will no longer be insulated from the consequences of their government’s destabilizing activities.” Senior US administration officials said the action was “not in response to any single issue” but designed to tackle “the totality” of Russia’s “increasingly brazen” activity across the world.  One said that the message to Russia was that “actions have consequences” and called on those hit by the sanctions to “wield their influence” to encourage a change in direction.  Kirill Shamalov, another Russian energy tycoon, was among those oligarchs targeted. He married Mr Putin’s daughter Katerina Tikhonova in February 2013.  The US Treasury claimed his fortunes “dramatically improved” after the marriage, receiving a “large portion” of shares in Sibur, a Russia-based oil and gas company, 18 months after the wedding. Also on the list is Suleiman Kerimov, a businessman and politician with an estimated $5bn (£3.5bn) fortune, who has been dubbed “the Russian Gatsby” for his extravagant spending. An economist by training, he made his fortune through a series of canny investments in the 1990s. In 2011 his profile was raised when he bought the football team Anzhi Makhachkala, using his clout to lure high-profile footballers such as Roberto Carlos and Samuel Eto’o, before selling it in 2016.   Mr Kerimov’s family controls 83pc of London-listed Polyus, Russia’s largest gold miner. Polyus quit the London market in 2015 as sanctions tightened on Russia in the wake of the annexation of Crimea, but re-listed last year when it floated 7pc of the company – timing that may now seem ill-judged. Last month Polyus’s chairman Edward Dowling told Tthe Telegraph he hoped the City would look beyond geopolitical tensions with Russia and consider investing in the company. Polyus itself has so far escaped sanctions.

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Facebook Cracks Down On Data Misuse With Expanded Bug Bounty Program

  1. Facebook Cracks Down On Data Misuse With Expanded Bug Bounty Program  Threatpost
  2. What the Cambridge Analytica Revelations Signal for Future Political Campaigns  Observer
  3. Just So We’re Clear, Facebook Is Terrifyingly Omniscient  SF Weekly
  4. How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions  New York Times
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