rss: reuters

  • Swiss authorities confirm first case of coronavirus
    A 70-year old man tested positive for the coronavirus in the southern canton of Ticino, on the border with Italy, Swiss health authorities said on Tuesday, confirming its first case.


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  • Coronavirus increases Iran's isolation, strains South Korea and Italy
    Iran's coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation as dozens of countries from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures to curb the epidemic's global spread.


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  • Canaries hotel locked down over coronavirus as Spain reports first mainland case
    A large Canary Islands hotel was locked down for coronavirus tests on Tuesday after a guest and his wife were found to be infected, as Spain also reported its first case of the disease on the mainland.


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  • U.S. health officials urge Americans to prepare for spread of coronavirus
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday alerted Americans to begin to prepare for community spread of the new coronavirus after reports this week of new cases in several more countries.


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  • First Iraqis catch coronavirus amid fear of Iran epidemic spillover
    Iraq shut schools and universities on Tuesday and told citizens to avoid mass gatherings, as it rushed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from its neighbor Iran, hit by what appears to be the worst outbreak outside of China.


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  • Republicans see echoes of Trump's improbable rise in Sanders' surge
    Bernie Sanders' surge to the front of the Democratic presidential contest has echoes of Donald Trump's improbable 2016 nomination, according to Republican strategists who tried and failed to stop the man who later won the presidency.


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  • Placido Domingo apologizes after union finds he sexually harassed women
    Opera singer Placido Domingo apologized to the women who have accused him of sexual harassment on Tuesday after an investigation by the American Guild of Musical Artists concluded he had behaved inappropriately with female musicians.


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  • Germany tightens carnival security after driver with 'dead' expression injures 60
    Germany increased security at some carnival processions on Tuesday after a local man plowed his car into a parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen, injuring around 60 people, including at least 18 children.


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  • Democrats to turn fire on surging Sanders in South Carolina debate
    Surging front-runner Bernie Sanders will be in the hot seat at the Democratic debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, when his six presidential rivals try to derail his growing momentum before the next big round of nominating contests.


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  • U.S. begins first coronavirus clinical trial testing Gilead's experimental drug
    U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first clinical trial testing Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental antiviral drug, remdesivir, in hospitalized patients with the coronavirus has started.


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rss: bbc

  • Health officials: Coronavirus spread to the US 'inevitable'
    Health officials say its not a matter of "if" but "when" the deadly virus will begin spreading in the US.

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  • Bernie Sanders under sustained attack ahead of debate
    Attacks against Bernie Sanders fly in the hours before seven candidates take the stage in South Carolina.

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  • Greek clashes erupt over new migrant camps
    Demonstrators try to block authorities from replacing overcrowded camps on Lesbos and Chios.

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  • 9/11 firefighter who found own brother in rubble dies of related illness
    So far, over 200 firefighters have died of illnesses related to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack.

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  • Delhi clashes: Thirteen killed as Hindu and Muslim groups clash
    The clashes between Hindus and Muslims came as President Trump made his first official visit to India.

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  • Julian Assange 'phoned White House to warn of risk to lives'
    The Wikileaks co-founder was not to blame for unredacted files being published online, a court hears

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  • Inside Delhi's night of horror
    The BBC visits neighbourhoods where several people have died in violence around a citizenship law.

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  • Plácido Domingo apologises to women who accused him of sexual harassment
    The opera star says he is "truly sorry" for the hurt caused to women who accused him of harassment.

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  • Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91
    The former president, who was ousted by the military in 2011, has died in hospital in Cairo aged 91.

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  • What happens when the internet vanishes?
    During a troublesome protest or tricky election, some countries just cut the online cord.

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rss: the register

  • While hype merchants push chatbots, CIOs are saving up pennies while expecting a recession, reckons study

    Digital transformation? Pah, pass the tins of beans and firelighters

    The top level of IT management is preparing for a recession in 2020 while getting poor results from the industry?s most hyped technologies, a study by the Hackett Group found.?



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  • Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this

    Good for privacy ? or an alarming move towards further internet centralisation?

    Mozilla has started rolling out encrypted DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) by default for US users of the nonprofit's Firefox browser.?



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  • Xiaomi in the UK: Multi-eyed Mi Note 10 hits Blighty festooned with cameras and hefty battery life

    Chinese tat bazaar's latest smartphone effort will set you back £459

    Xiaomi's Mi Note 10 phablet ? first introduced last November ? has hit UK shores with the entry-level model retailing at £459.?



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  • Apple tries to have VirnetX VPN patent ruling overturned again, US Supremes say no... again

    Still not the last word for VirnetX after 10-year fight

    The United States Supreme Court has kicked out Apple's attempt to overturn a judgement in one of the cases in its 10-year patent fight with VirnetX.?



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  • Get in the lake, Sparky: Databricks touts new ingestion file sources

    Data warehousers likely hoping it's not, er, Apache on their efforts

    Databricks, the company behind the popular open-source big data tool Apache Spark, has released an ingest technology aimed at getting data into data lakes more quickly and easily.?



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  • Password killer FIDO2 comes bounding into Azure Active Directory hybrid environments

    A preview of muddy paws all over your on-prem resources, or a passwordless future?

    Hybrid environments can now join the preview party for FIDO2 support in Azure Active Directory.?



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  • Lustre HPC file systems no longer disappear in a puff on Amazon Web Services ? but you'll pay more

    Throughput boosted and encryption in transit added to temporary counterparts

    AWS has added persistent file systems for its FSx Lustre storage service, which lets you use a high-performance clustered file system on demand.?



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  • Microsoft uses its expertise in malware to help with fileless attack detection on Linux

    Aw, how generous

    Hey, Linux fans! Microsoft has got your back over fileless threats. Assuming you've bought into the whole Azure Security Center thing.?



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  • Credit Karma's enriched: Turbo Tax daddy Intuit snaps up personal finance platform for $7bn

    That'll be good for their credit rating

    Financial software behemoth Intuit ? owner of QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint ? is splashing more than $7bn to get hold of Credit Karma and its 100 million customers.?



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  • Good news, everyone: The US military says it will be ethically minded about how it develops AI

    Whew! Defense dept will 'detect and avoid unintended consequences' ? so that's fine, right?

    The US Department of Defense has formally adopted a set principles to ensure the ethical development and deployment of AI technology for military use.?



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rss: ars technica

  • The wear patterns of your jeans aren?t good forensic evidence
    Low reliability, high rate of false alarms in denim-matching forensics

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  • New Netflix series Night on Earth shows wildlife in a startling new light
    Moonlight cameras, thermal imaging, night-vision goggles, infrared light, and more.

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  • Dealmaster: Get our favorite budget gaming monitor for just $190
    Plus deals on noise-cancelling headphones, Xbox Live Gold, Fire TV, and more.

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  • Space Channel 5 VR review: The worst value proposition for a PSVR game yet
    Does an uneven 27-minute campaign for $40 sound good to you? We didn't think so.

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  • The nuclear option: EA bans ?abusive? FIFA player from all of its games
    Fenech: ?I never said anything I shouldn?t have.? EA: ?[He] crossed a line of decency.?

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  • Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander
    "This plan will be examined by the two agency heads."

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  • VW to appoint ?aggressive? climate activist to scrutinize policies
    German group is first big carmaker to create post as it steps up drive to go green and electric.

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  • Marsquakes and ancient magnetic fields: InSight?s first data
    Last year, we activated the first useful seismograph on Mars.

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  • A peanut butter brand has put its spoon into the GIF pronunciation debate
    Instead of letting a brand have the final word, we called a lexicographer about it.

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  • The mid-engined Corvette was 60 years in the making, now we?ve driven it
    Decades of aborted plans and concepts led to the production mid-engined 'Vette.

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