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Newly discovered painting could be $32.3 million Italian masterpiece

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The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported one of the great recent discoveries in the art world last week. It claimed that 90-year-old Mina Gregori, one of the doyennes of Italian art history, had found the famously lost masterpiece of the Magdalene in Ecstasy in a European private collection outside Italy. If it is the real thing, its insurance value would be in excess of 20 million pounds ($ 32.3 million).

The painting is by the radically innovative early Baroque painter Caravaggio. It has previously only been known through several copies, at least one of which had been erroneously claimed as the original. It used to be thought that the picture was painted in 1606 just after Caravaggio had fled from Rome after killing a man in a brawl (or duel). But now the evidence suggests that he...

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Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25 Million to Help Fight Ebola

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Mark Zuckerberg wants to do his part to help fight Ebola.

The Facebook cofounder and CEO announced Tuesday that he and his wife Priscilla are donating $ 25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to put an end to the Ebola outbreak.

“We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his personal Facebook page. “We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome.” Read more…

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Roku Has Sold 10 Million Devices in the U.S.

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Roku announced on Tuesday it has sold 10 million of its set-top boxes in the United States, meaning about 8.6% of the country’s 115 million households own — or have owned — the device.

Roku, which launched in May 2008, was the first device to stream Netflix on TV. Since then, others including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast have emerged as competitors. Gaming consoles including Xbox and PlayStation also offer streaming. Roku’s latest figures compare to sales of 20 million for Apple TV, a figure the company reported in April

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Hackers Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records

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The hackers who stole 4.5 million patient records from an American hospital network might have exploited the infamous Heartbleed bug to carry out the hack — the first time the bug has been reported to be at the center of a high-profile breach.

The attackers, who are suspected to be Chinese hackers, took advantage of a device that had not been patched to fix the Heartbleed bug to steal user credentials. They later used the login information to get into the network of Community Health Systems (CHS), where they siphoned off patients’ information such as names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and social security numbers, according to Dave Kennedy, the CEO of security company TrustedSec. Read more…

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