5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 7, 2016

Wasaga Beach Among Top 10 Beaches In Canada Chatelaine magazine has listed the top beaches […]

Wasaga Beach Among Top 10 Beaches In Canada

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Chatelaine magazine has listed the top beaches in Canada, and Wasaga made it to #7! Read more.

 

Kilowatt-Fuelled Trucks Being Tested On Swedish Highway

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Similar to what you see on streetcars, Sweden is testing a new technology that fuels electric-powered vehicles as they drive. Read more here.

Photo: Plugin-magazine.com

 

Canada Post Pushes Back Lockout Deadline 

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has declined a Canada Post offer of binding arbitration to settle their labour dispute as “matter of principle”. It still hopes to reach a negotiated settlement. Canada Post had pushed back its lockout deadline to Monday morning in the hope CUPW would agree to arbitration.

 

Robbery at… The Library???

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Three people chased a purse thief fleeing from downtown #Barrie library early Wednesday afternoon. They were on the phone to Barrie Police during the pursuit thru downtown. A  23 year old has been charged.

 

10-million smartphones infected by malware “HummingBad”

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As many as 10-million Android smart phones are infected with a new type of malware called HummingBad. According to Check Point, the Israeli cyber security software company that exposed it, the malware was designed to simulate or force “clicks” on ads in smartphone browsers. It also can download additional, fraudulent apps. The virus, which can gain root access to a smartphone, can also and send user data to the highest bidder. The majority of affected users are in Asia, there are roughly 280,000 affected devices in the U.S., fewer in Canada.

 

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