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  • Atlanta officer says he is not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case
    Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.


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  • Facebook takes down Trump ads over 'organized hate' policy
    Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate.


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  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.


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  • Mexico's foreign ministry says it will monitor U.S. DACA program developments
    Mexico's foreign ministry said on Thursday it would monitor the continuity of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump's bid to abolish it.


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  • U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court
    The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.


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  • Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
    Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.


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  • Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.


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  • What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
    Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.


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  • What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.


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  • Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer
    Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc wants to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the southwestern United States as early as the third quarter of this year, the company told Texas officials in documents made public this week.


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  • Russian soldier pleads guilty in first war crimes trial of Ukraine conflict
    The 21-year-old admits killing an unarmed civilian, in Ukraine's first war crimes trial since war began.

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  • Pennsylvania primary: Trump-backed 'Dr Oz' in cliffhanger vote count
    Celebrity surgeon Mehmet Oz's bid to become the next Republican senator from Pennsylvania is in jeopardy.

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  • Gen Z congressman ousted amid scandal
    Madison Cawthorn loses a bid to renew his title as America's youngest congressman.

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  • US football agrees to equal pay deal
    An equal-pay agreement between the United States men's and women's teams has been hailed as potentially "changing the game around the world".

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  • China's silenced feminist: How Sophia Huang Xueqin went missing
    BBC Eye investigates the disappearance of Sophia Huang Xueqin, a high-profile feminist journalist who kick-started China?s #MeToo movement.

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  • Qianlong-period Chinese vase, kept in kitchen, fetches almost 1.5m
    The blue-glazed vase had been estimated to sell at auction for between 100,000-150,000.

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  • Charles and Camilla visit Canada on royal tour to mark Platinum Jubilee
    The Prince of Wales says he will listen on the issue of the treatment of the indigenous community.

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  • Afghanistan: The secret girls school defying the Taliban
    The teachers fear being arrested or beaten after the Taliban banned most teenage girls from education.

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  • Amber Heard denies striking Johnny Depp and doctoring photos
    Johnny Depp's lawyer has accused Ms Heard of being "the jealous one" in the ex-couple's marriage.

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  • Michael Sussmann: Clinton lawyer 'lied to manipulate FBI over Trump'
    Michael Sussmann peddled baseless claims about the Trump Organization in hope of an "October surprise".

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rss: the register

  • The new generation of CentOS replacements ? plus the daddy of them all: RHEL 8.6

    Rocky and Alma are here for those CentOS Linux users who are still smarting

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6, Alma Linux 8.6 and Rocky Linux 8.6 are all out now, for various platforms.?



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  • Judge details Lynch's $700k signoff via iPhone text in full Autonomy judgement

    Still no damages number, likely to be way less than $5 billion

    When an accounts assistant asked Autonomy founder Mike Lynch to approve a $700,000 purchase order in December 2010, the British exec "wrote 'ok' from his iPhone."?



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  • Microsoft revises software licensing, cloud policies amid EU regulator scrutiny

    OVHcloud and Nextcloud lawsuits hit the spot as Windows giant admits to potential competition issues

    Microsoft is offering a series of concessions over its software licensing policies to European cloud providers in a bid to address their accusations of anti-competitive tactics and cool any interest from local regulators.?



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  • Banks talk big cloud game but few have migrated over 30% of apps

    Less than half said business leaders in their bank understood 'opportunities of cloud'

    A report into cloud adoption in the international banking industry shows that despite a broad appetite for cloud services, only around a third of banks have migrated more than 30 percent of their applications.?



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  • Your data's auctioned off up to 987 times a day, NGO reports

    Irish Council on Civil Liberties said this is first time the scope of real-time bidding is being measured

    The average American has their personal information shared in an online ad bidding war 747 times a day. For the average EU citizen, that number is 376 times a day. In one year, 178 trillion instances of the same bidding war happen online in the US and EU.?



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  • Apple scraps 3-day return to office amid COVID-19 cases

    2 days a week still compulsory but U-turn gives credence to worker concerns

    Apple has postponed employees' scheduled return to the office for three days a week amid a jump in COVID-19 infections.?



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  • HPE building its 4th global 'supercomputer factory'

    Facility supports a flurry of HPC development, centered in the Czech Republic

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) expanded its European footprint this week as it revealed plans for a new manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic, dedicated to building high-performance compute (HPC) systems.?



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  • China's vice premier Liu He advocates technology and government cooperation

    After years of crackdowns, Beijing changing its tune on the industry

    The vice premier of China and Xi Jinping's economic right hand man, Liu He, has offered a rare show of support to China's tech industry ? both domestic and abroad.?



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  • Marvell CXL roadmap goes all-in on composable infrastructure

    Chip biz bets interconnect tech will cement its cloud claim, one day

    Fresh off the heels of Marvell Technology's Tanzanite acquisition, executives speaking at a JP Morgan event this week offered a glimpse at its compute express link (CXL) roadmap.?



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  • Microsoft warns partners to revoke unused authorizations that drive your software

    June debut of zero trust GDAP tool should make it harder for crims to attack through MSPs and resellers

    Microsoft has advised its reseller community it needs to pay attention to the debut of improve security tooling aimed at making it harder for attackers to worm their way into your systems through partners.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Twitter board tells Elon Musk: We will not alter the deal
    Board vows to enforce $44 billion agreement despite Musk's waffling and complaints.

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  • We made a PlayStation Plus explainer that?s better than Sony?s
    Breaking down Sony's confusing messaging with easy-to-digest tables and lists.

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  • Orphan Black?s Tatiana Maslany goes green in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer
    We also have a first-look image from Echo, a new series slated for 2023.

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  • New Bluetooth hack can unlock your Tesla?and all kinds of other devices
    All it takes to hijack Bluetooth-secured devices is custom code and $100 in hardware.

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  • Acer?s new portable monitors can make 2D look like 3D
    4K monitors take supported PC games, files into stereoscopic 3D territory.

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  • MacBook buying guide: The right M1 laptop for each use case
    Still on Intel? Here's a quick primer on your options for an M1-based laptop.

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  • How to build a wormhole in just 3 (nearly impossible) steps
    Planning a trip to the Andromeda Galaxy? Not so fast.

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  • For All Mankind sets its alternate timeline sights on Mars in S3 trailer
    "There is a primal urge in all of us to explore."

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  • FDA obliterates formula maker?s defense of contamination linked to baby deaths
    Proposed consent decree with FDA will require Abbott to take corrective actions.

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  • iOS 15.5 and macOS 12.4 bring updates to Podcasts, digital payments, and more
    tvOS, watchOS, HomePod, Studio Display, and Swift Playgrounds also got updates.

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