Category: Technology

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague excludes Chinese technology firms Huawei and ZTE from hardware tender because of security risk; decision follows last year’s (2018’s) warning from Czech government cyber-security agency NUKIB against using those companies’ products (Denik N) [Social Media Post] 0

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague excludes Chinese technology firms Huawei and ZTE from hardware tender because of security risk; decision follows last year’s (2018’s) warning from Czech government cyber-security agency NUKIB against using those companies’ products (Denik N) [Social Media Post]

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Seznam.cz makes tactile maps for the visually impaired available for free download at hapticke.mapy.cz; downloaded files can be printed on special microcapsule paper, using a “fuser” (heating device) to create relief maps; street maps of the entire world available (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Seznam.cz makes tactile maps for the visually impaired available for free download at hapticke.mapy.cz; downloaded files can be printed on special microcapsule paper, using a “fuser” (heating device) to create relief maps; street maps of the entire world available (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Video: Two giant storage tanks are transported by truck from the MICo factory in Trebic, South Moravia, down the country roads of the southern Czech Republic, towards a waiting ship on the Danube in Bratislava; final destination: a power station in the UK (Nova) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Video: Two giant storage tanks are transported by truck from the MICo factory in Trebic, South Moravia, down the country roads of the southern Czech Republic, towards a waiting ship on the Danube in Bratislava; final destination: a power station in the UK (Nova) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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Elderly Japanese woman starts fire in Wencelsas Square hotel after trying to make tea by putting plastic electric kettle on hotplate; no injuries; damage estimated at a thousand crowns (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Elderly Japanese woman starts fire in Wencelsas Square hotel after trying to make tea by putting plastic electric kettle on hotplate; no injuries; damage estimated at a thousand crowns (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Contactless card payments of up to 500 Kc could be rejected at some Czech terminals from Saturday (14 September) as new EU-driven “two-factor authentication” law comes into effect; Czech National Bank warns that many businesses are unprepared for the change; contactless payments for public transport tickets may be affected (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited* 0

Contactless card payments of up to 500 Kc could be rejected at some Czech terminals from Saturday (14 September) as new EU-driven “two-factor authentication” law comes into effect; Czech National Bank warns that many businesses are unprepared for the change; contactless payments for public transport tickets may be affected (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited*

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Cops from Pribram, Central Bohemia, using drones fitted with thermal imaging cameras to stop people camping illegally in environmentally protected CHKO Brdy area (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Cops from Pribram, Central Bohemia, using drones fitted with thermal imaging cameras to stop people camping illegally in environmentally protected CHKO Brdy area (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Breaking: National cyber-security agency NUKIB says “foreign state” was behind recent cyber-attacks on Czech foreign ministry; politicians Vit Rakusan (STAN) and Jiri Pospisil (TOP 09) openly blame Russia, citing diplomatic sources (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Breaking: National cyber-security agency NUKIB says “foreign state” was behind recent cyber-attacks on Czech foreign ministry; politicians Vit Rakusan (STAN) and Jiri Pospisil (TOP 09) openly blame Russia, citing diplomatic sources (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Video: Gathering of tow-trucks at Vyskov airfield, South Moravia, sets unofficial world record for longest tow-truck “train”: a line of vehicles 680 metres in length (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Video: Gathering of tow-trucks at Vyskov airfield, South Moravia, sets unofficial world record for longest tow-truck “train”: a line of vehicles 680 metres in length (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Richard Vyskovsky, creator of ingenious paper models for Czech children’s magazine ABC, dies at the age of 90 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Richard Vyskovsky, creator of ingenious paper models for Czech children’s magazine ABC, dies at the age of 90 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Market research firm STEM/MARK bought stolen data on Czech T-Mobile customers using phoney invoice, according to court documents released following freedom-of-information request (iROZHLAS.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Market research firm STEM/MARK bought stolen data on Czech T-Mobile customers using phoney invoice, according to court documents released following freedom-of-information request (iROZHLAS.cz) [Social Media Post]

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