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U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says

U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister saysU.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran’s telecoms minister said on Monday, after reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber attack to disable his country’s rocket launch systems. Tension is running high between longtime foes Iran and the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone.



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UPDATE 3-U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says

UPDATE 3-U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister saysU.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran’s telecoms minister said on Monday, after reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber attack to disable his country’s rocket launch systems. Tension is running high between longtime foes Iran and the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone.



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US 'conducted cyber attacks on Iran' in response to drone downing

US 'conducted cyber attacks on Iran' in response to drone downingThe United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, according to US media reports. US president Donald Trump secretly authorized US Cyber Command to carry out a retaliatory attack on Iran, The Washington Post reported Saturday, shortly after the US president pledged to hit the Islamic republic with major new sanctions. The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Post, while Yahoo News said a spying group responsible for tracking ships in the Gulf was also targeted. Tehran is yet to react to the reports, Iran's Fars news agency said Sunday. It added that it was "still not clear whether the attacks were effective or not," and suggested the US media reports were a "bluff meant to affect public opinion and regain lost reputation for the White House" following the downing of its drone. Mr Trump called off a planned retaliatory military strike Friday, saying the response wouldn't be "proportionate", with Tehran warning Washington that any attack would see its interests across the Middle East go up in flames. On Sunday US National Security Adviser John Bolton warned Tehran against misinterpreting the last-minute cancellation. "Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness," he said ahead of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. At a glance | Key players in Tehran The downing of the US drone came after a series of attacks on tankers in the congested shipping lanes of the Gulf, that Washington has blamed on Iran, exacerbated already-tense relations between the two countries. Iran has denied responsibility for those attacks. Mr Trump, who spent Saturday huddling with his advisors at Camp David, initially told reporters that he was keen to be Iran's "best friend" – if the country agreed to renounce nuclear weapons. "When they agree to that, they're going to have a wealthy country. They're going to be so happy, and I'm going to be their best friend," he told reporters. Iran has denied seeking a nuclear weapon, and says its program is for civilian purposes. A multinational accord reached by Tehran and world powers in 2015 sought to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief. But Trump left that agreement more than a year ago and has imposed a robust slate of punitive economic sanctions designed to choke off Iranian oil sales and cripple its economy – one he now plans to expand. "We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday," tweeted Mr Trump, who has also deployed additional troops to the Middle East. "I look forward to the day that Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again – The sooner the better!" Iran’s ballistic missile range Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added: "When the Iranian regime decides to forgo violence and meet our diplomacy with diplomacy, it knows how to reach us. Until then, our diplomatic isolation and economic pressure campaign against the regime will intensify." But lest anyone think he was entirely ruling out military action, Trump tweeted Saturday evening that "I never called the strike against Iran 'BACK,' as people are incorrectly reporting, I just stopped it from going forward at this time!" A top Iranian military official warned Washington against any strikes. "Firing one bullet towards Iran will set fire to the interests of America and its allies" in the region, armed forces general staff spokesman Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi told the Tasnim news agency. "If the enemy – especially America and its allies in the region – make the military mistake of shooting the powder keg on which America's interests lie, the region will be set on fire," Mr Shekarchi warned. Following his comments, Iran said it had executed a contractor for the defense ministry's aerospace organization who had been convicted of spying for the United States. After the downing Thursday of the Global Hawk surveillance aircraft, Trump said the United States had been "cocked & loaded" to strike Iran. Tehran insists that the drone violated its airspace – something Washington denies – but a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, told state news agency IRNA that the violation could have been an accident. "Nonetheless, this was an act of trampling international aviation laws by a spy aircraft," Mr Hajizadeh added. The Pentagon released a map of the drone's flight path, indicating it avoided Iranian waters, but Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday published maps showing the aircraft inside Iranian territory. "There can be no doubt about where the vessel was when it was brought down," he wrote on Twitter. The US Federal Aviation Administration has barred American civilian aircraft from the area "until further notice," and several major non-US airlines were altering flight paths to avoid the sensitive Strait of Hormuz.



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The world’s most popular Instant Pot is back on sale for the first time since Cyber Week

The world’s most popular Instant Pot is back on sale for the first time since Cyber WeekIf you thought that the end of the holiday shopping season would also be the end of great deals on Instant Pot multi-use cookers, you're in for a pleasant surprise. We've seen a bunch of different Instant Pot models go on sale at discounts in recent weeks, but one in particular was absent from the list. Now, for the first time since Cyber Week, the Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is available on Amazon at a discount. This is the best-selling Instant Pot model in the world and it has more than 23,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. Definitely grab one while it's on sale, or if you want a model with even more functions, the Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is on sale for just $ 10 more.

Here are the highlights from the product page:

* Duo, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle
* Features 14 Smart Programs – Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Saute/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button
* Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food
* Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time.Product Dimensions: 14.17 x 14.84 x 13.31 inches
* UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors.Accessories include, stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet
* Power supply: 120V – 60Hz



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Charging of Chinese hackers signals aggressive new cyber strategy here to stay

Charging of Chinese hackers signals aggressive new cyber strategy here to stayThe Justice Department indicted two Chinese nationals allegedly involved in an international hacking scheme that targeted “dozens of companies in the United States and around the world,” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Thursday.



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Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest shopping day in history — Here were the top selling items

Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest shopping day in history -- Here were the top selling itemsBlack Friday has been a coveted, day-long bargain extravaganza that has always



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Best Lego deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend

Best Lego deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekendIf there's one toy that'll be a hit on any kid's holiday list, it's a dope Lego set.  Lego is the brand we all know and love, and there's a reason they never go out of style. (And hey, in a world where kids are essentially doing everything on iPads, it's nice to bond over the same stackable wonders we too once enjoyed as kids.) 
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All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place Thankfully, retailers are
not slacking on the Lego deals this year. We've scoured the internet seeking out all of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials we could find on these wonderful, buildable bricks. With themed sets from Marvel, Harry Potter, and more up for grabs, now's the time to snatch them up before they're gone.  Check out the best Lego deals below: Deals at the Lego store Image: LEGOLego is offering up to 30% off select models: Firehouse Headquarters — $ 314.99 (list price $ 349.99) The Joker™ Manor — $ 242.99 (list price $ 269.99) The Ocean Monument (Minecraft) — $ 95.99 (list price $ 119.99) Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown — $ 79.99 (list price $ 99.99) THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ Video Game  for Nintendo Switch™ — $ 41.99 (list price $ 59.99) Star Wars Slave I — $ 179.99 (list price $ 199.99) Disney Silent Mary — $ 159.99 (list price $ 199.99) Creator Brick Bank — $ 135.99 (list price $ 169.99) Creator Detective's Office — $ 127.99 (list price $ 159.99 Creator Ferris Wheel — $ 179.99 (list price $ 199.99) Creator Big Ben — $ 199.99 (list price $ 249.99) Plus, get a free, exclusive buildable holiday present with purchases over $ 99. 
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here. Lego deals at Walmart Image: Walmart Lego Harry Potter TM Hogwarts™ Express — $ 64 (list price $ 79.99)  Lego Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn — $ 94.99 (list price $ 119.99)  Lego Star Wars TM Y-Wing Starfighter™  — $ 37.99 (list price $ 59.99)
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. Lego deals at Amazon Image: Lego / Amazon Lego MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids — $ 299.97 (Orig. $ 349.99)  Lego Friends The Big Race Day Building Kit — $ 47.99 (list price $ 59.99) Lego Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy — $ 11.99 (list price $ 19.99) Lego Friends Friendship House — $ 55.99 (list price $ 69.99) Lego Minecraft The Farm Cottage — $ 28.99 (list price $ 49.99)
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. Lego deals at Target Image: lego Image: LEGO Save up to 30% on select LEGO toys: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Whomping Willow — $ 56.99 (list price $ 69.99)  LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter — $ 63.99 (list price $ 79.99) Lego Y-Wing Starfighter — $ 41.99 (list price $ 59.99) Lego Garma Mehcha Man — $ 41.99 (list price $ 59.99) Ninjago Lightning Jet — $ 41.99 (list price $ 59.99)
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. Lego deals at Best Buy Image: LEGO Image: lego Get 20% off select LEGO sets from DC Super Heroes, Star Wars, and Minecraft: Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League Flying Fox: Batmobile Airlift Attack — $ 103.99 (list price $ 129.99) Lego Minecraft: The Polar Igloo — $ 23.99 (list price $ 29.99) Lego Star Wars Snoke's Throne Room — $ 55.99 (list price $ 69.99)
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Laptop deals: Lenovo Yoga, Alienware, Dell, HP, Asus, and more
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Black Friday Beginning To Merge With Cyber Monday, According To New Data

Black Friday Beginning To Merge With Cyber Monday, According To New DataAmid reports of relatively sparse crowds in many retail outlets on Black Friday, the venerated kickoff to the holiday shopping season still remains the king for U.S. retail profits, thanks to a strong performance in online sales. Black Friday saw a 13 percent increase in sales from last year, suggesting that it will remain the top digital shopping day of the holiday season, according to a report by Sales Force. Black Friday saw the highest conversion rate (4.9 percent) of the entire year.



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9 products to help you sleep better, all on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

9 products to help you sleep better, all on sale for Black Friday and Cyber MondayContrary to what you believed when you pulled those all-nighters in college, clocking in at least eight hours of sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your wellbeing. A good night's sleep can reduce stress, bolster your immune system, and lower your risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. But, who can score some quality beauty sleep when your partner is snoring all night long, or when you're tossing and turning in itchy, uncomfortable sheets?
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All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place Not only will the products below help you have a good night's sleep, but you can still get them at a Black Friday discount and save an extra 20% when you use the
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Anti-Snoring Jaw Strap Sound asleep.Image: Royal BoudoirMore times than not, that disruptive snoring noise comes from when people breathe through their mouths, not their noses. Royal Boudoir's comfortable strap will gently keep your mouth closed as you sleep — and snoring at bay.  A set of two jaw straps normally costs $ 40, but you can currently buy them for $ 13. Best of all, you can use the code
BFSAVE20 for an additional 20% off. Image: Royal Boudoir Anti-Snoring Jaw Strap: 2-Pack — $ 10.40 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details
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Anti-Snoring Device In your nose?Image: RAWtronicsDon't love the idea of wearing a jaw strap while you sleep? Try RAWTronics' snoring device instead. Made of an FDA-approved plastic, this accessory fits comfortably in your nostrils and helps air move through the nose and throat. Like the jaw strap, you can get an extra discount when you use the
BFSAVE20 coupon code. Image: RAWtronics Anti-Snoring Device: 2-Pack (White) — $ 9.60 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details
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Bamboo Comfort 4-Piece Luxury Queen Sheet Set For sleeping.Image: Bamboo ComfortYou spend a good chunk of your life in bed, so why not invest in some quality sheets? This set is made with organic, hypoallergenic bamboo fibers that will keep you cool while you sleep. A queen sheet set is already on sale for $ 40, but you can score an extra 20% off with the code
BFSAVE20. Image: Bamboo Comfort Bamboo Comfort 4-Piece Luxury Queen Sheet Set — $ 32 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details
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Manta Sleep Mask and Blackout Stickers Goodnight.Image: Manta SleepAnyone who can only sleep in a pitch black environment needs Manta's sleeping set. The sleeping mask boasts memory foam eyecups and an adjustable over-ear band, offering a cozy, customizable fit. Plus, the accompanying sticker books let you cover up any lights on your electronics that might keep you up at night. Get a great deal on this game-changer with the code
BFSAVE20. Image: Manta Sleep Manta Sleep Mask & Blackout Stickers — $ 24 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details
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GO2SLEEP: AI-Powered Device For Restful Sleep Want to get an inside look at your sleep patterns? Let technology do the legwork for you with GO2SLEEP. Simply slip the sensory ring on your finger, and GO2SLEEP's artificial intelligence technology will track your sleeping patterns, body movements, and sleep debt. GO2SLEEP's gadget usually goes for $ 129, but you can get it for $ 88 and save an additional 20% with the 
BFSAVE20 coupon code. Image: SLEEPON GO2SLEEP: AI-Powered Device For Restful Sleep — $ 70.60 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details
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Comfort In A Bag Bamboo Pillows Go to sleep.Image: Home ComfortLosing sleep over flat pillows? Give these bamboo pillows a try. These hypoallergenic pillows are specially designed to stay plump and fluffy as you clock in some serious R&R. A set of two is currently on sale for $ 50, but you can get an extra 20% off with the code
BFSAVE20. Image: Home Comfort Comfort In A Bag Bamboo Pillows: 2-Pack — $ 40 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details
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Yaasa ONE Mattress Sleep is good.Image: Yaasa StudiosA quality mattress is at the foundation of every good night's sleep. While you've probably heard of brands like Casper and Leesa, you might want to give Yaasa's ONE mattress a try. Perfect for back, side, and stomach sleepers, Yaasa's cooling infinity foam will offer a comfortable night's sleep. Yaasa's mattress is already on sale for $ 549, but you save even more with the code
BFSAVE20. Image: Yaasa Studios Yaasa ONE Mattress — $ 439.20 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details
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Serenity 15-lb Weighted Blanket Hug this blanket.Image: SerenityIf you spend your nights tossing and turning over a looming deadline, try Serenity's weighted blanket. Clocking in at 15 pounds, these blankets are known to aid in releasing certain hormones to help you de-stress and relax. The Serenity blanket normally costs $ 209, but you can save 20% with the code
BFSAVE20. Image: Serenity Serenity Weighted Blanket — $ 167.20 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details
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Yaasa Studios Infinity Blanket Speaking of innovative blankets, Yaasa's Infinity Blanket uses FDA Determined Celliant® technology to reportedly help increase blood flow, strength, and endurance. Save an extra 20% when you use the 
BFSAVE20 coupon code. Image: Yaasa Studios Yaasa Studios Infinity Blanket — $ 107.20 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details



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Walmart’s Cyber Monday Sale Might Offer The Best Deals On The Market

Walmart’s Cyber Monday Sale Might Offer The Best Deals On The MarketAt 12 a.m. EST on Monday, November 26, Walmart will be offering more holiday discounts and kicking off its Cyber Monday sale. While the retail giant isn’t done announcing the list of products it will be discounting, Forbes‘ Gordon Kelly published a report on Friday night that ran down the items that Walmart has confirmed so far for Cyber Monday. Buyers looking to buy a new iPhone at Walmart on Cyber Monday can save $ 99.01 on two older models with Straight Talk prepaid plans — last year’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.



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