Lallana is needed at Liverpool – Klopp

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists injury-prone Adam Lallana still has a role to play for the Anfield side despite his fitness issues.The England international has suffered injury woes at Anfield as he only made 3 starts in all competitions last season and same number this season.Amid speculation of a possible exit, Manager Jurgen Klopp has now come out to dismiss such adding that the player still has a role to play for his side.“It’s brilliant to have him around as he can cool games down, he can be creative between the lines, he still has speed and all these things,” he said, via the Liverpool Echo as obtained by FourFourTwo.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s not cool to lose him in a session, we didn’t have many training injuries this season. He stretched to get the ball and it happened. Nothing else to say about it.“Could he be in a better place mentally? Yes, if he was playing and had scored 20 goals in the last 10 games.“But everything is fine. Adam knows that we need him.”last_img read more

Airplane seat cameras could be your new spy in the sky

first_img Related Stories Just found this interesting sensor looking at me from the seat back on board of Singapore Airlines. Any expert opinion of whether this a camera? Perhaps @SingaporeAir could clarify how it is used?— Vitaly Kamluk (@vkamluk) February 17, 2019 Online Security If the airlines of the future want to capture this kind of footage — no doubt after pulling some sort of “sorry, not sorry” when they eventually do activate the cameras — then have at it.But you can bet that the “original equipment manufacturers” who installed these cameras weren’t trying to meet a growing demand for seat-cam footage of tired plane passengers. We aren’t livestreamed entertainment in this grim, dystopian future: We are an audience to be marketed to, data to be mined and a captive set of eyeballs to be coerced. Will the cabin crew be taking notes about whether seat 64B is watching the safety demonstration? Will the cameras track our gaze to see if we’re watching in-flight commercials? And what happens if we turn away? Captive and captivating.  Getty Images If Elon Musk is to be believed, the future of air travel involves superfast flights on Big F–king Rockets, taking us from London to Tokyo in 37 minutes of chrome-clad comfort. But we are disgusting monsters and that is not the future we deserve.In our timeline, the aircraft of the future will be a flying nightmare tube, full of belching human meat sacks crammed cheek by jowl into rows of seats that record our every movement.At least that’s the future that one Singapore Airlines passenger uncovered this week. Cameras are in our advertising billboards, in our smart home devices and on every second street corner, tracking our movements and slowly building up a picture of our lives in minute-by-minute real time. Add airplanes to the mix and you have a terrifying new way to calculate your social credit score. What happens on the way to Vegas doesn’t stay in the air. Air travel is changing. But it’s going to be damn hard to replace visions of Frank Sinatra singing “Come Fly With Me” with a 24-hour live stream of screaming children hurling box casserole into their seat-back camera. Singapore Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  How I went dark in the surveillance state for 2 years In the future, not even your DNA will be sacred China surveillance tech can ID people by their walk But the reality is anything but. It’s all pre-teens opening plastic packets of candy to work noisily around their retainer-clad maws. It’s mouth-breathers hoiking their shoeless feet onto tray tables, wide-set passengers manspreading into your leg space, the smell of reheated stew served from a drum, the uneasy detente that follows 12 solid hours of silent fighting over an armrest.And oh, the vomiting. The last time I took an international flight, the girl in the row opposite me hurled within 20 minutes of take-off. Her poor mother quietly wiped hot sick off her inflight entertainment screen, perhaps wondering why she wasn’t on some better flight to meet a fellow named Armando in Aruba. Travel Privacy Government surveillance Hi there, thank you for reaching out to us. We would like to share that some of our newer inflight entertainment systems provided by the original equipment manufacturers do have a camera embedded in the hardware. (1/2)— Singapore Airlines (@SingaporeAir) February 17, 2019 Comments inching closer to Black mirror every idea: you’re in a big metal tube for 12 hours and the screen demands you must pay attention or you won’t get food— Internet of Shit (@internetofshit) February 19, 2019 48 Photos Share your voice Tags And I think we can all agree, if a camera is built into a device, it will always remain unused, always remain secure, and will never be used to capture footage.Which is lucky because next time I’m flying the 23 hours it takes to get from Sydney to literally anywhere, I want to rest assured that my metal hotbox of an airplane isn’t recording my dumb face as I horf down questionable casserole, snore my way through three Mission Impossible films and then quietly sweat through the incubation period of that particularly virulent strain of gastro I picked up on my last Tokyo stopover.Ever since the jet engine revolutionised flying in the ’60s, we’ve been sold an image of air travel as a high-flying world of luxury and dewy-faced women in pearls and twinsets staring wistfully out windows. Feast on so much aviation history at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Twitter user Vitaly Kamluk shared a photo of what looked like a camera installed directly beneath the inflight entertainment screen on a Singapore Airlines aircraft.Singapore Airlines replied that it was indeed a camera, embedded into the seat back by the original equipment manufacturers of the plane, but said the cameras had been disabled on its aircraft and “there are no plans to develop any features” using them. 25last_img read more

Bangladeshi man charged with plot to kill British PM

first_imgBritish prime minister Theresa May. File PhotoA 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with plotting to assassinate British prime minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack.Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman is accused of planning an explosion outside May’s Downing Street office then trying to enter the building with a suicide vest and a knife in a bid to kill her.State prosecutor Mark Carroll said Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the Downing Street gates, then, in the ensuing chaos, try to enter the building “with a view to trying to kill the prime minister”.He planned to use a suicide vest, pepper spray and a knife, Carroll told Westminster Magistrates Court in London.Rahman had carried out hostile reconnaissance of the area as part of his preparation, it is alleged.Rahman is charged with preparing terrorist acts and also with assisting another man, Mohammad Aqib Imran, to prepare separate terror acts.He appeared in court alongside Imran, 21, who is accused of trying to join the Islamic State jihadist terror group by trying to obtain a fake passport with a view to travelling to Libya.Rahman had two inert improvised explosive devices on his person when he was detained, prosecutors said, while Imran had a copy of a video that had been recorded by Rahman.The men were arrested separately on 28 November.Rahman spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was “Bangladeshi British. I’m Bangladeshi.”Imran said he was “Pakistani British”.They both appeared wearing grey tracksuits.Prince George allegedly targetedLawyers for the pair gave no indication of their plea on their first court appearance so not guilty pleas were formally registered.The hearing lasted under 10 minutes.Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded Rahman and Imran in custody to appear for a short hearing at England’s Old Bailey central criminal court on 20 December.Meanwhile, in an earlier separate case in the same courtroom, Husnain Rashid, 31, faced charges of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address.He allegedly made the social media post about the four-year-old royal along with other messages which allegedly could help others identify UK targets such as stadiums.Prosecutors also alleged that he planned to join Islamic State in Syria.Arbuthnot also remanded Rashid in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 20 December.The court appearances came a day after Home Secretary Amber Rudd told parliament that 22 Islamist terror plots had been thwarted since the killing of a British soldier on a London street by two Islamist extremists in 2013.last_img read more

3 Days Of War Games Test Government Response To Serious Cyberattacks

first_imgBrian Naylor/NPRParticipants in Homeland Security’s cyberattack simulation work in a conference room at the Secret Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.What would happen if an unfriendly nation tried to take down the power grid, or the air traffic control system, or blow up a chemical plant with a cyberattack?How would government agencies respond to such a threat?That kind of war-gaming has been playing out this week in a windowless conference room at the Secret Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., in an exercise officials call “Cyber Storm VI.”The biannual drill, run by the Department of Homeland Security, involves more than 1,000 participants (or “players”) around the globe, including federal, state and local law enforcement authorities, and other government agencies.Jeanette Manfra, the assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS says the U.S. faces “increasingly severe and significant cyber incidents affecting the public and the private sector.” The Cyber Storm exercise, she says, provides “a safe opportunity to simulate discovery of and response to a large-scale, coordinated cyberattack.”She says no actual systems are attacked during the exercise, and most of the participants “play” from their normal work locations. She said players are not trying to solve technical issues relating to an attack, but rather to work on the steps they take to collaborate with each other.It’s not clear what the exact nature is of the threat the players are facing. Not wanting to publicly give the game away, Manfra would say only that the scenario this year involves critical manufacturing, transportation and IT and communications sectors.“The fundamental part of it is exercising a common thing that everybody depends upon,” Manfra says. Adding a threat to that particular component, she says, “would cause problems globally.”Amid findings that Russian hackers interfered in the 2016 elections and concerns about this year’s midterms, electoral systems are being tested as well, with some of the states taking part.And as Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before lawmakers about breaches of personal data on his site, this year Cyber Storm also includes simulated news web pages and social media sites. Manfra says no news organizations are actually taking part in the exercise.Manfra says players will get “injects,” which she said might be in the form of an email, a phone call or a simulated post on social media or a simulated news article. The events will move the scenario forward and escalate to the point “where we are dealing with a significant national issue,” she says.The primary focus of the drill for DHS, which has been designated the lead federal agency dealing with cyberthreats, is “how well do we work with other organizations, with the private sector,” and with other federal and global agencies, Manfra says.The goal is to “push participants out of their comfort zone,” she says, and present them with a scenario that they feel they cannot respond to effectively unless they reach out to others.Those taking part in Cyber Storm are watched by controllers and evaluators, and the exercise will be followed by an initial debriefing after the event.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more