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Philippines’Duterte softens stance toward U.S. before Japan visit.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte softened his remarks about a separation from long-time ally the United States on the eve of a visit to Japan, a country worried about Manila’s apparent pivot away from washington and toward China.

The alliances are alive, Duterte told Japanese media in Manila on monday, kyodo News reported. There should be no worry about changes of alliances. I do not need to have alliances with other nations.

The remakrs will be welcomed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who wants to keep ties with the Philippines tight during Duterte’s visit to Japan, starting on Tuesday.
Duterte jolted the region last week n a trip to China when he announced a realignment toward Beijing, the lastest in a series of outbursts against the United States.

Duterte and his aides later tried to clarify that he did not mean he was cutting ties with the United States and his remarks on Monday were the most conciliatory yet.

U.S. takes aim at cyber attacks from connected devices as recalls mount
Obama administration afficails sought on Monday to reasure the public that it was taking steps to counter new types of cyber attacks such as the one Friday that rendered Twitter, Spotify, netflix and dozens of other major websites unavailable.
The department of Homeland security said it had held a conference call with 18 major communication service providers shortly after the attack began and was working to develop a new set of strategic principles for securing internet-connected devices.

DHS said its national Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center was working with companies, law enforcement and researchers to cope with attacks made possible by the rapidly expanding number of samrt gadgets that make up the internet of Things.

Such devices, inclduing web-connected cameras, appliances and toyes, have little in the way of security. More than a million of them have been commandeered by hackersm who can direct them to take down a target site by flooding it with junk traffic.

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