rss: reuters

  • Perils for Pentagon as Trump threatens to militarize response to civil unrest
    "Battlespace" was the word U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States. The top U.S. general then reinforced that image by appearing in downtown Washington in camouflage during a Monday evening crackdown.


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  • Protests swell in major U.S. cities despite curfews, Trump vow to crack down
    Thousands of demonstrators took to a knee in the grass outside the U.S. Capitol, chanting "silence is violence" and "no justice, no peace," just before a curfew as peaceful protests against police brutality swelled in major cities on Tuesday.


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  • George Floyd, a 'gentle giant,' remembered in hometown Houston march
    George Floyd's hometown of Houston held a memorial march for him on Tuesday, where attendees recounted a "gentle giant" whose legacy had helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen elsewhere in the United States.


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  • Former President Bush, contrasting Trump approach, says protesters should be heard
    Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday the killing of George Floyd reflected a "shocking failure" concerning racism in the country, and urged that protesters be heard, in sharp contrast to fellow Republican Donald Trump's get-tough approach.


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  • Twitter names ex Google CFO Pichette as chair, Kordestani to stay on
    Twitter Inc on Tuesday appointed Patrick Pichette, a former chief financial officer at Google, as the social network's board chairman, marking the first time in Twitter's history that an outsider will preside over the group.


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  • Study panning anti-malaria drug Trump took against COVID faces new questions
    British medical journal the Lancet on Tuesday said it had concerns about data behind an influential article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients, a conclusion that undercut scientific interest in the medicine championed by U.S. President Donald Trump.


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  • Six Atlanta cops face excessive force charges after tasing college students
    Six Atlanta police officers will face charges for an incident in which they tased two college students and removed them from their car during protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American in police custody.


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  • UK warns China: do not destroy the jewel of Hong Kong
    The United Kingdom warned Beijing on Tuesday to step back from the brink over an "authoritarian" national security law in Hong Kong that it said risked destroying one of the jewels of Asia's economy while ruining the reputation of China.


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  • Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use
    Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in "private" mode.


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  • Senate Republicans block bill condemning Trump over protesters
    U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters near the White House.


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rss: bbc

  • George Floyd death: Archbishop attacks Trump as US unrest continues
    As fury over George Floyd's killing continues, religious leaders condemn President Trump's actions.

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  • The man who sheltered 80 US protesters
    As police closed down a street in Washington DC after curfew, hundreds of protesters found themselves trapped - until Rahul Dubey flung open his doors.

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  • Trudeau's epic pause when asked about Trump
    Asked about race, unrest and the US response, the Canadian prime minister chose his words carefully.

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  • George Floyd protests: Twitter bans over #DCBlackout hoax
    A "blackout" that never happened and a fake "left-wing" account are among those banned.

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  • Tiger King: Joe Exotic's former zoo handed to rival Carole Baskin
    A US judge provides the latest chapter in a big cat saga that has gripped Netflix subscribers.

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  • Spike Lee on Floyd: 'This is not new'
    The Oscar-winner says wider injustices and inequalities contributed to the current unrest in the US.

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  • Adama Traoré: French anti-racism protests defy police ban
    Echoing US protests, people call for justice for Adama Traoré, who died in 2016 in police custody.

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  • Coronavirus: Risk of death is higher for ethnic minorities
    Being black or from an ethnic minority is a "major risk factor" in coronavirus, Matt Hancock says.

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  • Cyclone Nisarga: Storm set to hit Covid-ravaged Mumbai
    Powerful Cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall near India's financial capital on Wednesday.

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  • Facebook's Zuckerberg accused of setting dangerous precedent over Trump
    Civil rights chiefs say they are "disappointed and stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations".

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rss: the register

  • If you bought a CRT monitor, TV 13+ years ago, hold on a little longer, there may be a small check for you

    Price-fixing scandal case rumbles on and on, and on and on, and on and on

    Nearly 13 years after the first court papers were submitted, a California class-action lawsuit over CRT monitor and TV pricing drags on.?



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  • As Twitter blocks white supremacists posing as anti-fascists, FBI appeal is flooded with images of cop violence

    The confusion of physical and online protests merge

    Comment Anyone who has ever been involved in a demo will know its key defining characteristic is confusion. With protests across America over the death of George Floyd, systemic racism, and police brutality moving into another day, the internet has become as much a battleground as the streets.?



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  • Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'

    Version 20 will ship without any snap packages, snapd daemon

    The developers of Linux Mint have expressed concern with Canonical's Snap Store and the way it is forced on Ubuntu users who try to install popular packages like the Chromium web browser.?



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  • You're 3 billion years too late to see Mars' impressive ring system. The next one will be along in 40 million years or so

    Astroboffins say Deimos's wonky orbit suggests slow-burning ring-moon cycle

    Like the gas giants in the outer region of the Solar System, Mars may have been circled by a ring of debris over three billion years ago.?



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  • No, it's just a Mirage: Lenovo's nerd-goggles-for-suits boasts 4K display but no need to be attached to powerful PC

    ThinkReality? We'd prefer to think about anything but reality right now, thanks

    Lenovo has whipped the covers off its latest take on VR-for-biz in the form of the Android-powered Mirage VR S3 headset with ThinkReality.?



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  • Office supplies biz owned by UK council shrugs off ransomware demand for 102 Bitcoin

    Firm told customers they'd got a new Gmail address

    A Brit public sector-owned office supplies company shrugged off a ransomware demand for 102 Bitcoins after a staffer opened a phishing email.?



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  • Choose your own adventure: HP's new Omen 15 gaming laptop offers choice between AMD and Intel processors

    Are you Team Red or Team Blue?

    HP has refreshed its Omen 15 gaming laptop, and choice is the name of the game here. This effort emphasises customisation, extending to providing an option between Intel and AMD chips.?



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  • Android 11 Beta 1 leaks on to handful of handsets days after official release postponed

    Weird icon shapes, functionality tweaks, and notifications shaken up

    The Android 11 Beta has leaked to some Google Pixel users before its official release, revealing new details about the future of the world's most popular mobile operating system.?



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  • Canonical pushes out MicroK8s installer for Mac and Windows, with Multipass VM tech lurking behind the scenes

    Another option for Kubernetes fans not strictly on Linux

    Ubuntu daddy Canonical has emitted new MicroK8s installers for Windows and macOS developers using its Multipass technology.?



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  • That's just Huawei it is: Ericsson lands O2 Germany's core 5G network deal

    Chinese firm's loss is Swedish giant's gain

    Telco infrastructure builder Ericsson has landed a major win after Telefonica Deutschland named the Swedish biz as its 5G core network provider.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Family affairs: Everyone learns they can?t go home again in Killing Eve S3
    The hit BBC series has already been renewed for a fourth season.

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  • Ransomware gang is auctioning off victims? confidential data
    New high-pressure tactic is designed to increase the chance of a hefty payout.

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  • The Last of Us Pt. 2 hands-on: You can?t pet the dog?but you can expect terror
    We can only disclose so much ahead of June 12, but you can read between the lines.

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  • COVID-19 privacy protection bill introduced with bipartisan support
    The bill's authors hope privacy and public health don't have to be at odds.

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  • The Apple Watch Series 5 is down to its lowest price yet today
    Dealmaster also has exclusive Anker charger deals, SSD discounts, and more.

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  • Rare miniature rock art found in Australia
    People may have used beeswax to shape the miniature stencils.

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  • Google fixes Android flaws that allow code execution with high system rights
    Flaws in the Android system component are among the most severe.

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  • AT&T exempts HBO Max from data caps but still limits your Netflix use
    AT&T-owned HBO Max gets special treatment on AT&T network.

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  • Incredible fossil find is the oldest known parasite
    510 million-year-old rocks in China preserve brachiopods and their parasites.

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  • The Atlantic?s third storm has formed in record time, and it?s a threat
    By this weekend, Cristobal should be moving toward the United States.

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