rss: reuters

  • 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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rss: bbc

  • Ukraine war: Biden says nuclear risk highest since 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
    Joe Biden says President Putin was "not joking" when he spoke of using tactical nuclear weapons.

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  • Zero-Covid: How Xi's flagship policy is spoiling his party
    Three years into the crisis, China's pandemic response is exhausting its population.

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  • US midterm elections: The country with the world's youngest politicians
    As part of a new series, we explore whether Norway has a solution for the US and its ageing leaders.

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  • Tens of thousands of salmon found dead after Canada drought
    Researchers in British Columbia discovered a shocking sight when they walked to the creek.

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  • Iran protests: Nika Shakarami's mother says her daughter was murdered
    Officials are lying about how 16-year-old protester Nika Shakarami died, her mother says.

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  • Biden issues federal pardons for 'simple possession' of marijuana
    The move brings President Biden closer to his campaign pledge to decriminalise recreational cannabis.

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  • Saskatchewan suspect killed 11, including brother, police say
    Police say the brothers planned the rampage together, but one killed the other for reasons that remain unclear.

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  • Hunter Biden could be charged with tax crimes
    Federal agents investigating the US president's son believe they have evidence of tax crimes.

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  • Parkland: Virginia couple ?exploited? brother of gunman
    Zachary Cruz's "mental incapacity" was exploited by a Virginia couple who gave him a home, say police.

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  • Easter Island: Sacred statues damaged by fire
    Many of the enigmatic stone-carved statues are "totally charred" according to local authorities.

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rss: the register

  • People are coming out of retirement due to cost-of-living crisis

    The Great Unresignation as inflation forces hordes of retirees back into work

    A sustained upswing in the cost of living is forcing hundreds of thousands of retirees across Britain to reconsider a return to the workplace.?



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  • Loads of PostgreSQL systems are sitting on the internet without SSL encryption

    They probably shouldn't be connected in the first place, says database expert

    Only a third of PostgreSQL databases connected to the internet use SSL for encrypted messaging, according to a cloud database provider.?



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  • If you need a TCP replacement, you won't find a QUIC one

    But we can say what this upcoming protocol is good for

    Systems Approach Some might say there's a possibility QUIC will start to replace TCP. This week I want to argue that QUIC is actually solving a different problem than that solved by TCP, and so should be viewed as something other than a TCP replacement.?



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  • AI co-programmers perhaps won't spawn as many bugs as feared

    They can't be any worse than some human developers

    Machine-learning models that power next-gen code-completion tools like GitHub Copilot can help software developers write more functional code, without making it less secure.?



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  • No, working in IT does not mean you can fix anything with a soldering iron

    What?s worse than absurd support requests at work? Ridiculous requests at home, that?s what

    On Call As another working week ebbs away into history, dispel any thoughts that your efforts have made no mark in history by wallowing in other readers? misery in another instalment of On-Call, The Register?s weekly tale of being asked to fix the ridiculous and absurd.?



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  • He's only gone and done it. Ex-Register vulture elected to board of .uk registry

    Kieren's here to chew bubblegum and kick Nominet ass. And he's all out of bubblegum

    Former Register journo Kieren McCarthy was this week elected to the board of Nominet, the domain registry in charge of the .uk name space.?



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  • Top of the Pops: US authorities list the 20 hottest vulns that China's hackers love to hit

    Microsoft has four entries on list of shame, Log4j tops the chart

    Three US national security agencies - CISA, the FBI and the NSA - on Thursday issued a joint advisory naming the 20 infosec exploited by state-sponsored Chinese threat actors since 2020.?



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  • Amazon halts work on ?Scout? delivery-bot that delivered parcels no faster than humans

    Meanwhile in China, Alibaba runs 500 delivery-bots and they?ve delivered 10 million items to Easy Street

    E-commerce behemoth Amazon.com has stopped work on its ?Scout? parcel delivery robots.?



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  • Because you've all stopped buying PCs, AMD's wiped $1b+ off expected sales

    Q3 revenue still set to be up overall, Ryzen biz says in FYI to Wall St

    AMD has warned investors its guidance for quarterly revenue was out by $1.1 billion.?



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  • SpaceX gives another four astronauts a lift to International Space Station

    Two Americans, a Japanese bloke and a Russian float into a lab. The bartender says...

    SpaceX has dropped off another four astronauts at the International Space Station, their Dragon capsule successfully docking just now with the orbiting lab.?



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rss: ars technica

  • What happened to the virtual reality gaming revolution?
    VR hasn't taken over the world, but that doesn't mean it has failed.

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  • Rocket Report: Falcon Heavy launch on tap; South Korea seeks Russia alternative
    Also, the Ariane 6 rocket is inching closer to the launch pad.

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  • Acer?s AMD-powered Swift Edge laptop is a gentle reminder of the Intel tax 
    The AMD-based Swift Edge is bigger and OLED-ier than the Intel-based Swift ultralight.

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  • Judge delays Musk/Twitter trial, gives them three weeks to complete merger [Updated]
    Musk asked judge to cancel trial, claiming Twitter won't "take yes for an answer."

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  • 2K warns users their info has been stolen following breach of its help desk
    Stolen data includes names, email addresses, console IDs, and gamertags.

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  • Valve?s Steam Deck and official dock are widely available for the first time
    Plus, SteamOS 3.3.2 claims to improve the experience with third-party docks.

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  • Boston Dynamics *really* does not want you to add weapons to its robots
    Open letter cites concerns about misuse of "widely available" commercial robots among the public.

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  • Roblox sued for allegedly enabling young girl?s sexual, financial exploitation
    Meta, Snap, and Discord are also defendants in the lawsuit.

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  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer is out, and it looks pretty solid
    Illumination's changes to familiar Mushroom Kingdom characters are finally confirmed.

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  • Biden pardons all federal simple marijuana possession offenses
    The criminalization of marijuana is a "failed approach," Biden said.

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