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Hi, my name is Alexander and this is my website.
I live in Toronto, Canada, and work as a Senior IT Professional.
In spare time I enjoy writing some code, developing web applications, working on my robot, reading sci-fi, finance and technical books, visiting my cabin in the wilderness and travel when I can.
Here are some technical news to read...
TechnologyEquifax to pay up to $700m to settle data breach [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:19:09 GMT]
The credit score agency has agreed a settlement after hackers stole 147 million people's details.
Fifa packs and loot boxes 'not gambling' in UK [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:02:48 GMT]
The gambling watchdog has told MPs that current legislation does not put them under its remit.
Huawei: Government decision on 5G rollout delayed [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:33:07 GMT]
The implication of the recent US ban on its companies from dealing with Huawei was not clear, the government says.
Russian intelligence 'targets Tor anonymous browser' [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:59:11 GMT]
A hack of a Russian intelligence contractor exposes secret projects - including cracking Tor.
Musk promises '10km Hyperloop tunnel' in 2020 [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:04:46 GMT]
The Hyperloop project aims to transport people inside high-speed pods along underground tunnels.
Kazakhstan's new online safety tool raises eyebrows [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:22:25 GMT]
Kazakhstan's government security certificates could open up "secure" web traffic to inspection.
Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:56:15 GMT]
Ofcom had called on networks to automatically cut prices for out-of-contract mobile subscribers.
Body-worn cameras to be compulsory for bailiffs [Sun, 21 Jul 2019 23:05:10 GMT]
The government says the move will help tackle "intimidation and aggression" used by some bailiffs.
YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole' [Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:52:31 GMT]
In his first interview, YouTube's UK managing director defends the platform's algorithms.
MPs call for halt to police's use of live facial recognition [Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:03:46 GMT]
The House of Commons' Science and Technology raises concerns about accuracy and bias.
Science'Restore UK bogs' to tackle climate change [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:23:29 GMT]
Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change.
Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission [Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:16:13 GMT]
The $145m Chandrayaan-2 aims to become the first space mission to land on the Moon's south pole.
Women in science: Smashing glass ceilings and glass walls [Sat, 20 Jul 2019 23:20:16 GMT]
From pushing boundaries to defying stereotypes - five women who are breaking barriers in science.
Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations [Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:13:50 GMT]
Pesticides are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.
Big Butterfly Count: Which common UK species to look for [Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:45:40 GMT]
The public is being urged to spend 15 minutes in a sunny spot for the world's biggest butterfly survey.
Vast sand scheme to protect Norfolk coast [Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:02:04 GMT]
Nearly two million cubic metres of sand is being shifted to a stretch of the Norfolk coast to protect it from the sea.
Iceland pilot whales: Dozens of dead mammals found beached [Fri, 19 Jul 2019 18:18:06 GMT]
The pilot whales were spotted during a helicopter sightseeing tour over Longufjorur.
River Stour runs dry in drought in Constable Country [Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:03:25 GMT]
The Environment Agency takes steps to refill a river featured in some of the UK's best-loved paintings.
World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency [Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:53:35 GMT]
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).
Cigarette butts in soil hamper plant growth, study suggests [Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:17:17 GMT]
A study suggests the butts make up the most pervasive form of plastic pollution on the planet.