rss: ap

  • The Latest: Speaker calls conservative rally 'unplanned'
    BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a conservative rally and counter-demonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local):...

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  • GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party....

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  • Thousands march through Boston week after Virginia bloodshed
    BOSTON (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their "free speech rally" in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism a week after racially tinged bloodshed in Virginia....

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  • Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of Fla. officers
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Florida and the grave wounding of a sergeant was arrested in a bar several hours after the attack, authorities said Saturday....

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  • Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy....

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  • Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events for this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards so honorees can celebrate "without any political distraction," the White House announced Saturday....

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  • Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chief
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words....

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  • Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator
    PHOENIX (AP) -- When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake....

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  • The past is still present in a changing Virginia
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out....

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  • Police search for Spain van driver and missing Moroccan imam
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Authorities in Spain searched Saturday for a member of an Islamic extremist cell that staged vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, focusing on links with his Moroccan comrades, a missing imam believed to have radicalized them and a house that blew up days ago....

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rss: reuters

  • Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show.


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  • Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacist protest last week.


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  • Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump
    (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could help his own investments.


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  • After firing, Bannon returns to his 'killing machine'
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump?s White House from outside than he was within.


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  • Finnish knife attacks investigated as terror crimes: police
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku as crimes related to terrorism, they said on Saturday.


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  • Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver
    RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, but the government said the suspected Islamist militant cell behind the attack had been dismantled.


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  • Israeli forces shoot dead a Palestinian wielding knife
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen wielding a knife on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, police said.


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  • Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past rages
    RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia's legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally last week that turned deadly.


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  • Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela's new constituent assembly
    CARACAS/LIMA (Reuters) - A group of 12 regional nations plus the United States rejected Venezuela's new government-allied legislative superbody, saying they would continue to regard the opposition-controlled congress as the country's only legitimate law maker.


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  • White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House special counsel Ty Cobb predicts the cloud of an investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election will soon be lifted from President Donald Trump and says he would be "embarrassed" if it still hangs over the president in 2018.


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rss: bbc

  • Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands
    Anti-racism protesters converge on a "Free Speech Rally" featuring right-wing speakers.

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  • Barcelona attack: Government says terror cell dismantled
    The hunt continues for Younes Abouyaaqoub, who police suspect may have driven the van that killed 13.

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  • Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid 'distraction'
    The couple will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors to avoid political distraction, officials say.

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  • Finland killings: Knifeman 'targeted women in Turku terror attack'
    Police cite a terrorist attack as an 18-year-old Moroccan is held over Friday's double killing.

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  • Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for 'mercy' to end case
    A Los Angeles court rejects a plea by a woman raped by the director to dismiss the 40-year-old case.

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  • Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year
    24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.

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  • Steve Bannon vows to 'go to war' for Trump agenda
    The fired Trump strategist pledges to fight for the agenda that he says won the US presidency.

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  • Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral
    Liu Xia, the widow of China's most prominent critic Liu Xiaobo, had not been seen since his funeral.

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  • Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut
    The man stabbed people apparently at random in the city of Surgut before being shot dead by police.

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  • South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim
    Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana is accused of assaulting a woman in a nightclub.

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rss: the register

  • US DoD, Brit ISP BT reverse proxies can be abused to frisk internal systems ? researcher

    And how to avoid making the same mistakes

    BSides Minor blunders in reverse web proxies can result in critical security vulnerabilities on internal networks, the infosec world was warned this week.?



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  • No, the cops can't get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight ? US appeals court

    Judges frown upon fishing for incriminating data on phones

    It's a ruling sending shockwaves through the worlds of privacy, device security, and law enforcement in America.?



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  • Wisconsin advances $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn

    And only $230,000 a head out of the public purse!

    Wisconsin has moved forward a $3bn incentives package to lure manufacturing giant Foxconn to the US state.?



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  • Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding

    And what finer company than Uber to make that clear

    You may never read those lengthy terms and conditions attached to every digital download or app but, in America at least, they are legally binding. Sorry.?



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  • Berkeley boffins build better spear-phishing black-box bruiser

    Machine learning and code to detect and alert attempts to extract passwords from staff

    Security researchers from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have come up with a way to mitigate the risk of spear-phishing in corporate environments.?



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  • FTC wants AT&T to kick in $4bn to help balance US budget. Why? Some dodgy ads or something

    Telco's TV biz accused of false advertising by trade watchdog

    America's trade watchdog is seeking $3.95bn in damages from AT&T over allegations of dodgy marketing by its DirecTV wing.?



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  • Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump

    Plus: Steve Bannon fired from White House

    Updated Tech leaders today resigned from the US government's digital economy advisory board over President Trump's inability to unequivocally condemn racists.?



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  • Oracle caves, promises to crack open Java EE as v8 crawls ever closer

    Big Red seeks open-source foundation to host platform

    Oracle has revealed plans to shift Java Enterprise Edition to an open-source foundation as it promises delivery of version 8 is "approaching".?



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  • NetApp swallows Icelandic cloud management software biz

    Greenqloud?s QStack becomes gets NetApp-ed

    NetApp has made one of its relatively rare acquisitions ? this time an Icelandic cloud management software house called Greenqloud with its Qstack product.?



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  • So long and thanks for all the phish: Red teams need to be smarter now

    Pen-testers face new challenges as defences evolve

    BSides The opening talk at BSides Manchester on Thursday examined how red team tactics are evolving beyond phishing to include a wider variety of methods.?



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rss: ars technica

  • NASA?s Voyagers: 35 years of inspiration [Update: Now it?s 40]
    The two Voyager probes changed how we view science and the Universe.

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  • After bouncing around the Web, Daily Stormer lands a new CDN provider
    BitMitigate founder: ?I thought it would really get my service out there.?

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  • Nidhogg 2 review: Violent, disgusting, and hilariously fun
    A better game for series fans old and new, this is everything a great sequel should be.

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  • In a great year for space music, Quindar?s Hip Mobility most puts us in orbit
    Tell Pitchfork this is one concept album that delivered and deserved better than 6.8/10.

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  • New surface is so slippery, shellfish can?t get a grip
    Mussels end up confused when they try to stick to a polymer/lubricant mix.

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  • Code chunk in Kronos malware used long before MalwareTech published it
    Marcus Hutchins, the researcher who stopped WCry, complained his code was lifted.

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  • Tor ?can?t build free and open source tools? and stop racists from using them
    "We are everything they claim to despise," but Tor won't prevent vile usage of its tools.

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  • Google explains why it banned the app for Gab, a right-wing Twitter rival
    Gab's free-speech stance makes it popular with right-wing trolls and racists. [Updated]

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  • Wisconsin lawmakers vote to pay Foxconn $3 billion to get new factory
    State taxpayers could end up paying Foxconn $500,000 per job, or more.

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  • Agents of Mayhem review: Destroying a really dull open world
    Saturday morning cartoon style struggles against a fatiguing open world.

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