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800,000 at ‘sensational’ Vienna open-air music fest

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Around 800,000 people visited Vienna’s Donauinselfest (Danube Island Festival) on its opening day, organisers said Saturday, hoping that the sunny weather will attract even more on the second day.

“It was sensational,” said a spokeswoman for the 29th annual open-air music festival, one of the biggest in Europe of its kind. Emergency services said there had been no major incidents.

Friday saw performances by British singers Marlon Roudette and James Morrison, German band Unheilig and local favourite Hubert von Goisern. Other highlights for the weekend include Scotland’s Simple Minds and Germany’s Silbermond.

In total, some 2,000 artists were due to provide a total of 600 hours of music on the festival’s 12 stages. Entry is free and the three-day event is organised by the Austrian capital’s ruling Social Democrats of Mayor Michael Haeupl.

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Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers

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Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.

The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.

The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.

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Amazon, Google and Facebook warrant antitrust scrutiny for many reasons – not just because they’re large

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There’s a growing chorus of U.S. politicians, antitrust scholars and consumer watchdogs calling for stricter antitrust treatment of Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants. Some even say they should be broken up.

Most recently, U.S. lawmakers launched a sweeping review to determine if these companies have become so big and powerful that they are stifling competition and harming consumers, while federal regulators are also gearing up to take action.

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Hacker used $35 computer to steal restricted NASA data

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A hacker used a tiny Raspberry Pi computer to infiltrate NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory network, stealing sensitive data and forcing the temporary disconnection of space-flight systems, the agency has revealed.

The April 2018 attack went undetected for nearly a year, according to an audit report issued on June 18, and an investigation is still underway to find the culprit.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized device sold for about $35 that plugs into home televisions and is used mainly to teach coding to children and promote computing in developing countries.

Prior to detection, the attacker was able to exfiltrate 23 files amounting to approximately 500 megabytes of data, the report from NASA's Office of inspector General said.

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