rss: reuters

  • Royal Highnesses no more: Harry and Meghan retire as working members of royal family
    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's monarchy, will forgo public funds and will repay money spent on refurbishing their cottage west of London as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.


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  • Factbox - Britain's retiring royals: who are Harry and Meghan?
    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's monarchy, will forgo public funds and will repay money spent on refurbishing their cottage west of London as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.


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  • U.S. sanctions Iranian commander over Mahshahr killings
    The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it had imposed sanctions on a general of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who commanded units blamed for a massacre of protesters in November.


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  • 32 killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen's Marib: Saudi state TV
    Iran-aligned Houthis attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing dozens of people, Saudi state television said.


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  • Weinstein jury seated after prosecutors accuse defense of excluding white women
    Lawyers in Harvey Weinstein's New York rape trial finished selecting 12 jurors on Friday to decide the former Hollywood producer's fate, as prosecutors renewed an accusation that the defense had unfairly tried to block white women from serving on the jury.


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  • Factbox: Queen Elizabeth's statement on Harry and Meghan's future
    Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's royal family and they will not use their "royal highness" titles as they embark on a more independent future.


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  • Angered by weapons ban, organizers urge thousands to attend Virginia gun rally
    Organizers of a Virginia gun rally urged thousands of people to attend Monday's event protesting Democrats' push to stiffen the state's gun laws after its top court upheld the governor's emergency ban on weapons at the rally grounds.


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  • 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls court teachers in pivotal Iowa
    Democrats vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination courted Iowa's teachers on Saturday by promising to oust U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and appoint someone who has taught in public schools.


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  • Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine
    Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad.


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  • Facebook apologizes after vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name
    Facebook Inc said on Saturday it was working to find out how Chinese leader Xi Jinping?s name appeared as ?Mr Shithole? in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused and saying the problem had been fixed.


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rss: bbc

  • Harry and Meghan to drop royal titles
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer receive public funds for royal duties, the palace says.

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  • Libya civil war: UN envoy Salamé says foreign intervention must end
    Ghassan Salamé's remarks come on the eve of renewed peace talks between Libya's warring factions.

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  • New Chinese virus 'will have infected hundreds'
    The virus emerged in December, two people have died and it has been detected in three countries.

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  • What US farmers make of Trump's trade deal
    President Trump has hailed the new US-China agreement as a victory for farmers. So what do they think?

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  • 'We can get along because that's America'
    How a "big hairy Trump guy" and a "queer individual" bonded at a rally for the Democrats in New Hampshire.

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  • Lebanon protests: Anti-government protesters clash with police
    More than 160 people have had to be treated for injuries in the latest violence.

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  • Disney culls 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox in rebrand
    The company wants to distance its film studio from Rupert Murdoch's news company, US media report.

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  • US Space Force mocked for unveiling camouflage uniforms
    The new uniform, unveiled on the force's Twitter, has prompted one question: "Camo in space?"

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  • UK businesses fear post-Brexit break from EU rules
    Food prices could rise after Sajid Javid said there will be no alignment with EU rules after Brexit, businesses say.

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  • Delta Air Lines sued by California teachers over fuel dump
    The Delta Air Lines plane jettisoned fuel over Los Angeles schools as it made an emergency landing.

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rss: the register

  • To catch a thief, go to Google with a geofence warrant ? and it will give you all the details

    Investigators ask Chocolate Factory to help them connect the geographic dots

    At 1030 on April 27, 2019, four unidentified individuals attempted to rob a Brinks armored truck parked outside of Michaels, an art supply and home decor store at the Point Loomis Shopping Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To find out who they are, local authorities plan to ask Google.?



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  • It's Friday, the weekend has landed... and Microsoft warns of an Internet Explorer zero day exploited in the wild

    Plus, WeLeakInfo? Not anymore!

    Roundup Welcome to another Reg roundup of security news.?



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  • You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes

    Jetliner's return to the skies likely to be delayed by more tech glitches

    Boeing today said another software flaw has been spotted in its star-crossed 737 Max.?



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  • Europe mulls five year ban on facial recognition in public... with loopholes for security and research

    Euro Commission also wants to loosen purse strings for AI investment while tightening reins

    The European Commission is weighing whether to ban facial recognition systems in public areas for up to five years, according to a draft report on artificial intelligence policy in the European Union.?



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  • 'Friendly' hackers are seemingly fixing the Citrix server hole ? and leaving a nasty present behind

    Congratulations, you've won a secret backdoor

    Hackers exploiting the high-profile Citrix CVE-2019-19781 flaw to compromise VPN gateways are now patching the servers to keep others out.?



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  • Who says HMRC hasn't got a sense of humour? Er, 65 million Brits

    I missed my Self Assessment filing deadline because.... a rundown of the worst excuses

    Brits? favourite government department, Her Majesty?s Revenues & Customs, has released a listicle of the most bizarre excuses people have given for missing the Self Assessment tax returns deadline, along with the weirdest biz expense claims?



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  • EU declares it'll Make USB-C Great Again?. You hear that, Apple?

    Bloc to make not-quite-universal connector universal within its bounds

    The EU plans to force manufacturers to use a common connector ? the happily symmetrical USB-C ? for all mobes, fondleslabs, e-readers and similar electronic tat.?



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  • Stolen creds site WeLeakInfo busted by multinational cop op for data reselling

    One Irishman and one Dutchman both nicked

    Two men have been arrested after Britain?s National Crime Agency and its international pals claimed the takedown of breached credentials-reselling website WeLeakInfo.?



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  • Time to burst out graphing: Get the Windows Insider experience... by taping a calculator to your monitor

    Microsoft releases a Windows 10 Fast Ring refresh and previews new calc toys

    While 45 years of carbon emissions from Microsoft were being scrutinised by execs last night, the Windows Insider team made an emission of its own, in the form of a fresh Windows 10 build.?



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  • Autonomous Logistics Information System gets shoved off the F-35 gravy train in favour of ODIN

    Snafu-ridden maintenance software behemoth to be replaced

    The US military is dumping its Autonomous Logistics Information System (ALIS) in favour of ODIN as it tries to break with the complex past of its ailing F-35 fighter jet maintenance IT suite.?



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rss: ars technica

  • A Georgia election server was vulnerable to Shellshock and may have been hacked
    Vulnerable server distributed election and voter files to counties throughout the state.

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  • Nemesis brings alien impregnation horror to your tabletop?and it works
    Beware both the chestburster and your fellow players.

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  • ?Living concrete? is an interesting first step
    It's not really self healing and can't grow once it's structural.

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  • A $100 million investment pulls an EV startup out of stealth mode
    Hyundai and Kia are backing Arrival, a British startup making electric delivery vans.

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  • SpaceX delays Crew Dragon escape test until Sunday [Updated]
    "We?ve got work to do, but honestly getting this test behind us is a huge milestone."

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  • Smart homes will turn dumb overnight as Charter kills security service
    Charter's product shutdown highlights lack of interoperability in alarm systems.

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  • Biden wants Sec. 230 gone, calls tech ?totally irresponsible,? ?little creeps?
    Biden had harsh words about tech, seemingly spurred by anger with Facebook.

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  • New Star Wars movie to be made by Thor: Ragnarok director?
    Taika Waititi also directed the final episode of The Mandalorian.

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  • Game dev union leader: ?Dream job? passion ?can open us up to exploitation?
    Amid CWA partnership, union drive is "further along than any previous efforts."

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  • Report: Google wants to bring the Steam game store to? Chrome OS?
    And get ready for more gaming-focused Chromebooks.

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