30 Apr, 2019

News digest for 04/29/2019

The threat in the “Internet of Things”

US senators on April 30 will hold hearings on enhancing the cybersecurity of the “Internet of Things”.

The document is posted on the website of the legislature. In the Senate intend to consider the security threats posed by the Internet of things. In addition, it is planned to work out measures that encourage manufacturers to embed security systems in devices and networks, reports Regnum.

The document says that senators will consider the importance of security of 5G networks, as well as what measures will be taken by the state, businessmen and consumers to ensure the cybersecurity of the “Internet of things”.

Earlier, US Congressmen introduced the cybersecurity bill of the “Internet of Things”. With respect to devices capable of connecting to the Network, certain risks and vulnerabilities are established, as well as ways to counter such vulnerabilities.

If the law is passed, device developers will be obliged to provide the government with access to the “firmware”. Under the regulation will fall voice assistants speakers, “smart” home electronics, smart-TV, “smart home” systems, etc.

Investigation in Guantanamo led to the dismissal of the prison governor

The head of the American prison Guantanamo in Cuba, Rear Admiral of the US Navy, John Ring, has been relieved of his post. This decision was taken on the basis of an investigation conducted since March, the details of which are not disclosed.

According to CNN, Ring is fired due to “the loss of confidence on the part of the command of his ability to manage.” Temporarily perform the duties of the prison commander will Deputy Ring, Brigadier General John Hussey, writes TASS.

China will facilitate foreigners to enter the country

Starting from May 5, the PRC authorities will install special transitions at 12 airports of the country, allowing foreigners to undergo a facilitated entry procedure when participating in government events under the auspices of “One Belt – One Road” in the country

A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet arrived at the exercises in China

A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet led by the cruiser Varyag arrived in the Chinese port of Qingdao to take part in the Russian-Chinese bilateral naval exercises Maritime Interaction-2019. About it reports RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the VOI on the Pacific Fleet.

Chinese residents are massively exporting dogs and cats from Russia

The Office of the Rosselkhoznadzor in the Khabarovsk Territory told about the mass export of dogs and cats to China. The press service of the ministry disclosed statistics on the removal of pets through the Nizhneleninskoe checkpoint. In April, the inhabitants of China transported about 80 cats and dogs through the checkpoint

UAE spy arrested in Turkey committed suicide

In the Silivri prison in Istanbul, one of the suspects of spying for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) committed suicide. Zaki Y.M. Hassan hanged himself on Sunday morning, April 28, in the bathroom of a solitary cell, reports the Turkish edition Daily Sabah today.

European Commissioner in favor of the Balkan countries joining the European Union

On the eve of the Berlin summit of the Western Balkan states scheduled for Monday, the Commissioner for European Union enlargement Johannes Hahn called for the early admission of the Balkan countries to the community.

“This is not about people in southeastern Europe, this is about our own best interests. Either we export stability, or we import instability, ”Deutsche Welle quotes him with reference to the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

The future of Russia. National projects

According to the results of the verification of the project to create the Central Ring Road (CKAD), the Accounts Chamber identified the need to allocate an additional 20 billion rubles from the budget. – due to violation of the terms of construction. Of which 12.3 billion rubles. – additional investments by concessionaires due to the increase in the cost of construction of the third and fourth launch complexes (by 5.41 and 6.87 billion rubles, respectively), another 7.49 billion rubles. – compensation to concessionaires of lost income from the start of operation of the Central Ring Road. In total, for 2019–2020, revenues (of concessionaires and the state) from the operation of the road in the amount of 22.4 billion rubles were planned

China has tested anti-ship hypersonic missile

China has experienced a hypersonic anti-ship missile. It is able to overcome the enemy’s missile defense. Reported by the Defense Blog with reference to Chinese sources

President of Turkmenistan read rap about horse

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Sunday read a rap about the Akhal-Teke foal nicknamed Rovach (Prosperous), who was born on the first day of 2019, Turkmen Television reports.

Assange’s father linked the arrest of his son with a loan issued by the IMF to Ecuador

The father of Australian Julian Assange arrested in London, John Shipton, on Sunday in an interview with 9News TV channel expressed the opinion that the reason for the expulsion of his son from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London was a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to this Latin American state

Rosoboronexport told about joint projects with Turkey

Russia and Turkey are leading a number of joint projects to develop aviation and helicopter technology, as well as components for armored vehicles, Rosoboronexport reports on Monday.

Destroyers of the USA passed through the Taiwan Strait

The US Navy destroyers William P. Lawrence and Stethem crossed the Taiwan Strait, which is located between mainland China and the island of Taiwan, Reuters reports. This was stated in the press service of the US Pacific Fleet.

What do Russian citizens think about the results of the Ukrainian elections

Most Russians (67 percent) did not follow the presidential elections in Ukraine. Reports about it “Interfax” with reference to research of “Levada-center”. According to sociologists, in general, about 30 percent of Russians showed interest in the situation.

Erdogan promised to “stop the conspiracy” against the people of Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his readiness to exert maximum efforts to end the armed confrontation in Libya.

The National Interest (USA): America should support Ukraine in its confrontation with Russia

The free and fair elections in Ukraine, which resulted in the victory of Vladimir Zelensky, were a positive step towards Ukraine towards a democratic future, but the threat from Russia did not disappear anywhere.

Sands opened the attitude of China to sanctions against Russia

A spokesman for the head of state stressed that China, although cautious, is not a supporter of restrictive measures against Russia. According to him, Russian-Chinese relations should be given time to develop.

Many Chinese banks and economic structures are forced to look back at those restrictions that are used by Americans and other countries. Of course, caution is often shown by the Chinese partners, but this does not mean that they are supporters of these sanctions. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Traffic police will create a base of malicious violators of traffic rules

Traffic police is planning to create a database of malicious violators of traffic rules and drivers who are deprived of their rights. About this in an interview with “Izvestia” said the head of the supervisory activities of traffic police Colonel Roman Mishurov.

MIA asked for access to medical secrecy

The Russian Interior Ministry asked Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova to allow the receipt of data on patients who are medical secrets. This writes “Kommersant”.

The agency wants to get information about the Russians, “representing a danger to others.” In particular, data on those who have various mental disorders, different stages of alcoholism, and patients with drug addiction, said the publication. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in 2018, every third person who committed a crime was in a state of alcohol or drug intoxication.

Doctors of deficient specialties in Kuzbass will receive a million rubles each

One million rubles will be received by doctors of deficient specialties in Kuzbass from the regional budget, the same amount will be received by nurses who come to work in the medical attendant and obstetric centers, the head of the region Sergey Tsivilev told journalists at a press conference devoted to 200 days of preparation for the 300th anniversary Kuzbass.

In Nizhny Tagil the pupil of the orphanage was given an apartment without floor and windows

In Nizhny Tagil, the pupil of the orphanage was sent by the authorities to live in an apartment without a floor and with window openings clogged with wooden shields. According to the press service of the prosecutor’s office of the Sverdlovsk region, the front door of the apartment, which was in a terrible unsanitary condition, was closed with a bolt. As shown by the inspection of the prosecutor’s office of the Dzerzhinsky district of Nizhny Tagil, where the girl turned, housing was actually not suitable for living.

Russians have become more interested in charity

About 11 million Russians donate money to charity via the Internet, Yandex Yandex.Cashi and Data Insight analysts reached such conclusions. The research results are available to RIA Novosti.

“About 11 million people in Russia send online transfers to charity and crowdfunding projects. This is about 15% of Russian Internet users between 14 and 54 years old,” analysts calculated.

Crowdfunding is the collection of donations or funds for the implementation of a specific project or the implementation of an idea using special websites.

On the main street of Kurgan failed asphalt, the movement is closed

In Kurgan, from 9 am on April 30 and until 9 pm on May 8, traffic at the intersection of Proletarskaya and Gogol streets will be closed. Here in the asphalt formed a huge pit – there was a failure on the collector.

Gazprom doubled its profit in 2018

In 2018, Gazprom’s revenues from gas sales amounted to 4.3 trillion rubles. (+ 29% to the previous year), its growth in the report is mainly due to the increase in average prices in the Europe and other countries segment. The average ruble prices for gas in this region for the year increased by 33%, dollar – by 23%.

Central Bank limited remittances to four countries

The Central Bank has introduced restrictions on sending money from Russia to Vietnam, China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. This writes the newspaper Vedomosti, which belongs to the family of Demyan Kudryavtsev, citing sources.

Small stores in Russia may begin to close massively

The proposal of the Ministry of Finance to deprive some sellers of the ability to pay taxes on special conditions could lead to the closure of the majority of online stores in Russia. This was stated in the business community. The authorities criticized the initiative in “Prop of Russia” and the Association of Small-Format Trade.

Sovcombank reported net income for 2018

Net income for 2018 was about 18 billion rubles. The reason for the decline in profits compared with 2017 is a significant decrease in irregular incomes against the background of growth in income from the main business. In addition, the decrease in net profit was influenced by the costs of the Halva project.

Safmar Group bought a controlling stake in Afipsky Refinery for $ 20 million

The deputy chairman of the Uralsib bank, Yevgeny Kogan, the son of the main owner of the bank, Vladimir Kogan, sold a controlling stake in Afipsky Oil Refinery to the Safmar group structure, Mikhail Gutseriev, Kommersant reports, citing sources.

Russia has reduced the share of the dollar in foreign trade

Over the years of the sanctions from 2013 to 2018, Russia reduced the share of settlements in dollars by 12.6% in foreign trade, increasing the share in euros and rubles by 26.6% and 14%, respectively. Such data in its study cites the international audit and consulting network FinExpertiza.

Citymobile began to insure passengers for 2 million rubles

Taxi service “Citimobil” began to insure drivers and passengers in case of injuries, first-third degree disability or death as a result of an accident.

The share of overdue mortgage loans in Q1 was 1.5%

The share of mortgage loans with a delay of more than 90 days in the first quarter of 2019 did not change compared with the same period last year and amounted to 1.5% of the total number of loans of this type, the National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBCH) said.

To protect the freedom of expression of its citizens

The government of Singapore intends to adopt a law for Internet users to protect the freedom of expression of its citizens and to prevent the dissemination of false, above all external, information before it causes harm to society. This was announced by Prime Minister Li Xian Lun

 Belneftekhim: “Clean” oil from the Russian Federation did not enter Belarus

The Belarusian State Concern Belneftekhim stated that the Russian oil, which complies with the quality standards, has not yet arrived in the country after an incident with pollution.

The pollution of “Friendship” forced Minsk to start searching for new partners

Belarus intends to seek new sources of oil supplies. The reason for this was the incident related to the fact that contaminated oil got into the Druzhba pipeline. Against the background of a general deterioration in relations between Minsk and Moscow, it is not surprising that the authorities of the Republic of Belarus are looking for alternative fuel purchases.

Rosneft announced full compliance of the supplied oil with GOST

Rosneft supplies oil to the Transneft trunk pipeline system, which fully complies with the requirements of GOST, this is confirmed by laboratory tests conducted by both companies, a Rosneft representative said.

Russia has developed a program for modeling the processes of increasing oil production

The Gazprom Neft Scientific-Technical Center as part of a Russian consortium has developed the first domestic digital product capable of simulating the formation of fracture fractures (HF) to increase oil production.

According to preliminary estimates, the technology will allow 10-20% more accurate reproduction of the characteristics of cracks when modeling underground operations. This will provide up to 5% increase in hydrocarbon production from each well, the press service of PJSC Gazprom Neft reports.

The project was implemented in a consortium with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Skoltech, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and the Institute of Hydrodynamics with the participation of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The digital product is aimed at increasing the effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing on fields with difficult reserves and will be available to all Russian oil companies.

Israel has announced “huge agreements” with Poland on gas

Poland is considering the possibility of purchasing blue fuel from Israel in order to minimize its energy dependence on Russia, Israeli television channel Arutz Sheva (Channel 7) reports referring to the head of the Polish state oil and gas company PGNiG, Peter Voznyak.

“We are working to become a company at the crossroads between north-south and east-west. We need something in the south of Poland, and we must rely on a reliable source. Therefore, we are very carefully studying all the countries that can supply gas to the south of Poland, and we are interested in gas from Israel, ”Wozniak quotes InoTV.

Shannen Doherty will return to restarting “Beverly Hills, 90210”

Actress Shannen Doherty agreed to take part in the filming of the continuation of the cult youth series “Beverly Hills, 90210”. About this on her page on the social network Instagram reported another participant in the project, Tori Spelling.

Daughter Johnny Depp will play in the drama “Travelers”

Actress Lily-Rose Melodies Depp – the daughter of Johnny Depp – will play The Travelers, a fantastic dramatic thriller, writes Deadline. It is noted that the production of the film director will Neil Burger

Jean-Luc Godard makes a film about the “yellow vests”

The famous director and one of the founders of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard, announced the shooting of a film about the movement of “yellow vests.” Cinema will contain both elements of artistic filming and documentary.

Igor Minaev will shoot the film “Madame Tchaikovsky”

In the book “Madame Tchaikovsky” by Igor Minaev and Olga Mikhailov, the action takes place in a psychiatric hospital at Udelnaya station in 1916, which contains a mysterious woman who calls herself Tchaikovsky’s wife

Harry Ax and The Hatters released the clip “The World Won’t Wake up”

Petersburg rapper Harry Ax presented a video on the track “The World Won’t Wake up”, recorded together with the band The Hatters. In the center of the clip plot is the story of a dysfunctional family with a little girl and drinking parents

Samsung patented a flexible three-screen smartphone.

Another smartphone will receive technology that allows you to translate conversational speech on the screen. This will be true if the person is in a foreign country and does not know the local language well. In such cases, he will speak his own language, and all words will be translated and displayed on one of the screens.

Motorola showed the Moto RAZR 2019 on official images

The American company Motorola confirmed the rumors about a folding smartphone photos of the new model Moto RAZR 2019. The origin of the pictures on the Internet remains in question. One of the popular versions is that these screenshots are made from a company video.

Officially introduced the gaming smartphone Nubia Red Magic 3

The smartphone uses a fan to cool the Snapdragon 855, which draws air through the side grill and throws it through a series of slots on the back of the smartphone. A 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a FHD + resolution was installed in the gaming machine.

DVR with improved night vision

Sales of the car DVR Xiaomi DDPAI miniONE, which provides high-quality shooting in various lighting conditions, have begun. Allowed the possibility of turning the main module for shooting the situation outside the car and in his cabin. The design provides for a Sony IMX307 CMOS sensor; maximum aperture – f / 1.8. Improved night vision mode will help to record in the dark. Video footage is shot in Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) at 30 frames per second. To store files, use the built-in eMMC drive. The DVR is equipped with sensors to determine the moment of emergency braking or impact: this allows you to automatically protect important clips from overwriting and deletion. There is a wireless adapter Wi-Fi. You can view records using a special application for mobile devices running Android and iOS.

Apple has patented a new cooling system for electric vehicles.

Apple has patented a thermal management system for electric vehicles and hybrids. According to the application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a well-known manufacturer of a smartphone suggests using a modular refrigeration unit for this purpose.

Samsung plans to launch its own gaming service PlayGalaxy Link

Apparently, now Samsung plans to master the segment of mobile games. The possibility of organizing a gaming service Samsung stems from a new patent, the request for registration of which the company submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Telegram X received an update “Notifications 2.0”

For the mobile application of the Telegram X messenger, which differs from the classic version with a number of test functions and additional functionality, a major update was released, in which the alert system was completely redesigned. The developers dubbed the update “Notifications 2.0”.

Robot Ambots taught together to print on a 3D printer

Ambots has developed robots that can print parts of large constructions on 3D printers and assemble them into a single object. Robots already know a lot, but work together in a team, coordinating their activities with their “colleagues” to achieve a common result, they are only taught for example, at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.

The link between physical activity and brain health

Scientists have concluded that to maintain the health of the most important organ of the central nervous system is quite elementary physical activity. At the same time, the hour spent, for example, on cleaning, correlated with an increase in brain volume by 0.22%. Even more useful is not just to move, but to walk. Volunteers doing about 10,000 steps per day won 0.35% compared with those who walked less than 5,000 steps. These percentages are equivalent to slowing down the aging of the brain by an average of one and a half years, scientists said.

“The results of our study do not take into account moderate or high physical activity as important for healthy aging. We simply assume that this indicator can be important, especially for the brain, ”explained the author of the study, Nicole Spartano. “Science has just begun to reveal the connection between physical activity and brain health.”

Indonesia plans to launch its own satellites in 2040

The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Lapan) Indonesia, Thomas Jamaluddin, aims to launch satellites directly from the territory of Indonesia in 2040, Antaranews reports.

The start of sales of Aurus cars is postponed for a year.

Retail sales of Aurus cars will begin not in the current, 2019, but only next in 2020, according to Vedomosti, referring to information from Avilon, one of two dealers of the brand in Russia.

AvtoVAZ recalls Lada Vesta CNG sedans due to a stunted engine

The domestic automaker conducts a revocable campaign for the Lada Vesta CNG bit-fuel machines due to a possible “engine stalling” mismatch. All owners of Lada Vesta cars running on gasoline and methane can contact this problem official service center.

How to spend crash tests of hypercars of $ 2 million

Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg showed how to carry out crash tests of new models. The peculiarity of these tests lies in the fact that the cost of the new “Königsegg” is approximately $ 2 million. Therefore, it is incredibly expensive to break a car into each type of test.

Mercedes-AMG will fully go to all-wheel drive.

Mercedes-Benz will transfer all new Mercedes-AMG models to the all-wheel drive chassis and will only equip them with hybrid engines, Autocar reports with reference to the head of the Mercedes-AMG division Tobias Moers.

Winnie the Pooh Forest caught fire in the UK

In England, there was a fire in the forest, where the cult book character, Winnie the Pooh, lived. The fire began to spread rapidly on Monday night in the very Ashdown Forest of East Sussex, which is described in Alan Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh” story, BBC reports.