United Airlines sales hurt by Paris attacks, weaker oil industry demand

(Reuters) – United Airlines said on Monday that its passenger unit revenue may have fallen more than expected in the just ended fourth quarter, after the November attacks in Paris shook traveler demand and sharply lower oil prices hurt sales to the Houston hub carrier’s energy clients.

UPDATE 1-United Airlines sales hurt by Paris attacks, weaker oil industry demand

Jan 11 (Reuters) – United Airlines said on Monday that its passenger unit revenue may have fallen more than expected in the just ended fourth quarter, after the November attacks in Paris shook…

Victims ‘lose faith’ in Tory bully probe

Nine Tory activists whose claims have been at heart of the party’s bullying scandal say they will not give evidence to the inquiry set up by the party.

Venezuela Supreme Court declares congress decisions void

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the new National Assembly’s decisions are void until three banned opposition lawmakers are removed from office, deepening a power struggle over the opposition’s new legislative majority.

UPDATE 1-Eldorado Gold suspends much of its mine construction in Greece

Jan 11 (Reuters) – Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp on Monday said it was suspending much of its mine construction and development in Greece after a year of confrontations with the Greek government…

Say “Cyber” again—Ars cringes through CSI: Cyber

There are lots of cringeworthy technology moments on television, especially when the words “hacking” and “cyber” are introduced into the plot. But of all the broadcast and cable networks, CBS is the biggest purveyor of techno-idiocy, proving again and again that none of the producers behind its stable of pseudo-procedural dramas has a clue about how anything on that crazy thing called the Internet works. NCIS set the benchmark with its two-people-on-one-keyboard-to-out-hack-a-hacker scene, but then the network doubled down and launched CSI:Cyber, which returned last night.

The future of Cyber is currently in doubt. CBS has pulled its timeslot to make room for a midseason replacement, so there may well be only a few more opportunities for the latest CSI franchise to cyber-scare network viewers with plots loosely based on something producers read about on Yahoo Answers. OK, to be fair, Cyber‘s writers are at least occasionally inspired by actual vulnerabilities that have been ripped from the headlines. It’s just often these headlines are several years old.

Throughout its run thus far, the show has offered hat-tips to real security researchers. An episode late last year involved a “jackpotting” hack of ATMs at “Barnaby Bank,” named for a security researcher who demonstrated that vulnerability—Barnaby Jack. Jack would afterward serve as director of embedded device security research at IOActive until his death in 2013. But the road to entertainment hell is paved with good intentions.

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UPDATE 1-Darlington, Canada, nuclear project awarded to joint venture for C$2.75 bln

Jan 11 (Reuters) – A joint venture between SNC-Lavalin Inc and Aecon Group Inc was awarded a C$2.75 billion ($1.94 billion) contract to replace the main reactor components at a nuclear power plant in…