Tag Archives: December 2020

Analyis: The ‘SolarWinds Hack’ & Future Of Cyber Espionage (CNBC Video)

In December of 2020 the cybersecurity company FireEye discovered a massive hack that affected over 18,000 customers of SolarWinds. As hundreds of companies and government agencies scrambled to unravel the extent of the intrusion, the U.S. government vowed to respond to the hack.

Walking Tours: ‘Colonna’ District, Rome, Italy (Video)

The 2nd-century Column of Marcus Aurelius is the centerpiece of this mainly commercial and governmental neighborhood, which traverses ancient and baroque Rome. Palazzo Chigi is the prime minister’s residence, while Palazzo Montecitorio houses the Italian parliament. Main artery Via del Corso is known for brand-name and discount clothing stores. After dark, the floodlit Temple of Hadrian makes for a romantic photo-op.

Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy, as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km², it is also the country’s most populated comune.

Morning News Podcast: Trump Signs Relief Bill, Nashville Bombing

Trump signs relief and government funding bill into law, Nashville bombing suspect Anthony Quinn Warner died in explosion, and what to do with your old Christmas tree.

Walking Tour: ‘Christmas In Latin Quarter, Paris’

Also known as the 5th arrondissement, the quaint Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University and student-filled cafes. It’s also famed for its bookshops, including the landmark Shakespeare & Company. Family-friendly attractions include the Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens and the National Museum of Natural History. The stately Panthéon building holds the remains of notables like Voltaire and Marie Curie.

The Economist Podcast: Christmas Newsletters, Erasmus & Lure Of Pebbles

A selection of three articles read aloud from the holiday issue of The Economist. This week: a history of Christmas newslettersthe life of Desiderius Erasmus (18:20) and the lure of pebbles (37:45).

Walking Tours: Christmas In Vienna, Austria (Video)

From mid-November to Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch creates a pre-Christmas atmosphere. 

One of the most well-known Christmas Markets is the traditional “Vienna Magic of Advent“, which turns the City Hall Square into a shining fairytale land. Christmas gifts, tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks are awaiting you as well as a carousel and craft fun Christmas Workshops for kids. The trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights – a Viennese experience, you’ll definitely don’t want to miss! 

Walking Tours: ‘Classic Georgian Architecture’ In Bath, England (Video)

Most of Bath’s buildings are made from the local, golden-coloured, Bath Stone. The dominant architectural style is Georgian, which evolved from the Palladian revival style that became popular in the early 18th century. The city became a fashionable and popular spa and social centre during the 18th century.

Filmed in December 2020.

Video timeline: 0:00 Marlborough Street 0:08 St James’s Square 1:22 Park Street 8:15 Lansdown Place East 9:07 Lansdown Crescent 11:44 Lansdown Place West 13:18 Somerset Place 16:10 Sion Hill 16:22 Cavendish Road 16:52 Cavendish Crescent 19:43 Bath Approach Golf Course