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  • Tesla forms three-member panel to decide on any Musk proposal
    Tesla Inc's board named a special committee of three directors on Tuesday to evaluate possibly taking the electric carmaker private, although it said it had yet to see a firm offer from the company's chief executive, Elon Musk.

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  • Intel discloses three more chip flaws
    U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp on Tuesday disclosed three more possible flaws in some of its microprocessors that can be exploited to gain access to certain data from computer memory.

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  • Italy rescuers search for survivors after motorway collapse kills at least 22
    Firefighters searched into the night on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the morning in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 22.

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  • Boy, 11, hacks into replica U.S. vote website in minutes at convention
    An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.

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  • U.S. hedge funds bet on retail, tech in second-quarter as economy sizzled
    Prominent hedge fund managers appeared to make big second-quarter bets that the U.S. economy would continue to expand despite increasing concerns about a broadening trade dispute between the U.S. and China, regulatory filings showed Tuesday.

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  • Trump calls ex-'Apprentice' star turned White House aide a 'dog'
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog" and his campaign took legal action against her as the two former reality TV stars escalated their public feud.

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  • Ex-Trump aide Manafort's defense rests, case headed to jury
    Attorneys for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses, including the former Trump campaign chairman himself, who told the judge he did not want to testify in his own defense against bank and tax fraud charges.

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  • Malta lets rescue ship dock after EU states agree to take migrants
    Malta said on Tuesday it would allow the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius, which has been barred for four days from several coastal states, to dock after five European Union countries agreed to take in the 141 migrants on board.

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  • Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions
    A group of founders, executives and early employees of Tinder on Tuesday sued IAC/InterActiveCorp , claiming the parent company deliberately undervalued the dating app to avoid paying them billions of dollars and deprived some employees of stock options.

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  • Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies
    President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a row with Washington that helped drive the lira to record lows.

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  • Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses
    A big section of motorway plunges to the ground in Genoa taking many vehicles with it.

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  • Trump campaign takes legal action against ex-aide Omarosa
    The Trump campaign says she broke a 2016 confidentiality agreement - as her tell-all book tour goes on.

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  • Man held as car crashes outside Parliament
    Searches take place in Birmingham and Nottingham as a man is held after a crash outside Parliament.

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  • Manafort lawyers rest fraud case without calling witnesses
    The ex-Trump campaign chairman will not testify in his defence at the tax and bank fraud trial.

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  • Google tracks users who turn off location history
    A study from Associated Press suggests that users are still tracked even if they turn off location history.

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  • Vienna ranked as most liveable city in the world
    It's the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit survey.

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  • Nebraska first in US to use opioid fentanyl in execution
    The execution is the state's first-ever lethal injection and first execution in 21 years.

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  • West Virginia votes to impeach state Supreme Court justices
    The justices spent over $1m in lavish office renovations and overpaid judges, lawmakers say.

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  • Men killed in California highway brawl identified
    What began as a road rage incident escalated to a homicide and a fatal car accident in California.

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  • Turkey lira: Ankara to boycott US electronic goods
    President Erdogan responds after US sanctions put Turkey's weak currency into freefall.

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  • Oracle: Run, don't walk, to patch this critical Database takeover bug

    Flaw in House Larry's flagship product allows 'complete compromise' of servers

    Oracle is advising customers to update their database software following the discovery and disclosure of a critical remote code execution vulnerability.?

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  • CADs and boffins get some ThinkPad love

    Lenovo beefs up beefy desktop replacements - and one is almost Apple-like

    Lenovo unloads most of its annual ThinkPad line onto the world at CES in January, for a spring launch. (Here is this year?s.) But the Beijing firm saves one or two surprises for later in the year. And here?s one.?

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  • Three more data-leaking security holes found in Intel chips as designers swap security for speed

    Apps, kernels, virtual machines, SGX, SMM at risk from attack

    Intel will today disclose three more vulnerabilities in its processors that can be exploited by malware and malicious virtual machines to potentially steal secret information from computer memory.?

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  • Linux 4.18 arrives fashionably late while Zorin OS shines up its Windows

    Wanting some Linux love, but just can't let that Windows 10 desktop go? Come this way...

    Linux lovers have received a double load of delight this week with the emission of the 4.18 kernel and a refresh of Windows-wannabe Zorin OS.?

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  • Ad watchdog: Amazon 'misleading' over Prime next-day delivery ads

    280 brassed-off Brits begged ASA to bite Bezos' behemoth

    Amazon Prime?s next-day-delivery advertising strapline has been branded misleading by a British advertising watchdog.?

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  • CVE? Nope. NVD? Nope. Serious must-patch type flaws skipping mainstream vuln lists ? report

    Infosec firm fingers 'decentralised' reporting

    The first half of 2018 saw a record haul of reported software vulnerabilities yet a high proportion of these won?t appear in any mainstream flaw-tracking lists, researcher Risk Based Security (RBS) has claimed.?

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  • Reel talk: You know what's safely offline? Tape. Data protection outfit Veeam inks deal with Quantum

    Magnetic strips are ransomware-proof

    Data protection firm Veeam has forged an alliance with one of the oldest data protection technologies of all ? tape.?

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  • Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 after less than 24 hrs

    Devs reported performance issues then...

    Apple has pulled the latest beta of its iOS platform software after less than 24 hours in the wild, and without explanation.?

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  • Too many leftover screws? Ikea website backend goes TITSUP

    Total Inability To Support User Perusals

    Swedish flat-pack furniture folk Ikea?s UK tentacle appears to be suffering a rather lengthy website backend outage stopping some customers from placing online orders.?

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  • Vodafone's spending pays off - but EE hangs on to UK network crown

    EE by gum, BT Group brand wins

    EE is being strongly challenged by rival networks that have improved their reliability, and in some cases their data performance too.?

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  • Intel?s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack
    Speculative execution attacks truly are the gift that keeps on giving.

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  • Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread ?myth? of DDoS attack
    When did Ajit Pai know FCC's DDoS claim was false? Democrats demand answers.

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  • Dealmaster: Take $50 off Bose?s flagship noise-cancelling headphones
    Plus deals on Roku streamers, back to school laptops, AirPods, and more.

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  • FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger
    AT&T's statements to FCC shouldn't have been dismissed by judge, FCC says.

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  • Honoring the ?80s, Def Con?s badge is also a text adventure
    A masterpiece of tech nostalgia and hardware hackery, this year's badge elevates the game.

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  • New law bans US from buying tech from Chinese giants ZTE and Huawei
    The final bill dropped an export ban that could have put ZTE out of business.

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  • Google Pixel XL users say Android 9 Pie causes quick-charging problems [Updated]
    After ignoring bug during beta period, Google now has it marked as "assigned."

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  • SpaceX reveals the controls of its Dragon spacecraft for the first time
    "We are in it for the long haul to make this vehicle as great as possible."

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  • Einstein?s equivalence principle updated with a dash of quantum
    New, highly sensitive experiments required to find potential violations.

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  • Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings
    Warnings bypass can be used to "do a lot of malicious stuff," researcher says.

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