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

  • Daunte Wright shooting: Ex-officer Kim Potter charged over killing
    The former officer who shot Daunte Wright in Minneapolis faces a charge of second-degree manslaughter.

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  • US poised to sanction Russia for cyber-attacks
    The Biden administration may place sanctions on more than 30 Russian entities as soon as Thursday.

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  • Daunte Wright shooting: How can you mistake a gun for a Taser?
    Protests have been continuing over the death of Daunte Wright, who police say was shot in error.

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  • 'My mother's fertility doctor is my father'
    When a DNA test revealed a decades-old family secret, Maia?s life was turned upside down.

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  • Chauvin trial: Floyd's death should be 'undetermined', defence expert says
    An expert called by the defence says drugs and heart problems contributed to George Floyd's death.

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  • Afghanistan: 'We have won the war, America has lost', say Taliban
    A BBC team meets the Taliban, a group that clearly sees itself as Afghanistan's government-in-waiting.

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  • Ex-UK PM to 'respond positively' to lobbying probe
    As MPs announce another inquiry into the Greensill row, David Cameron suggests he will co-operate.

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  • Torres Strait 8: Australian Islanders in landmark climate fight
    The group claim Australia has breached their human rights by failing to act on climate change.

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  • Instagram fixes ?mistake? promoting harmful diet content
    Some users said they were offered "appetite suppressants" and "fasting" by the search feature.

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  • Afghanistan: Biden calls for end to 'America's longest war'
    "It is time for American troops to come home," says Joe Biden, the fourth president to oversee the war.

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rss: the register

  • Windows comes to Apple M1 silicon as Parallels delivers native desktop hypervisor

    Meanwhile, ESXi on Arm spotted booting Windows

    Two new Windows-on-Arm options have come into view.?



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  • Blue Origin sends Mannequin Skywalker aloft again, testing out comfier capsule for future space tourists

    One day you too can experience a few minutes of free fall with great visuals... if you can afford it

    Video Blue Origin has successfully completed a test launch and landing of its reuseable New Shepard rocket with an advanced capsule design, bringing the outfit one step closer to eventually sending up paying passengers.?



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  • Dell to spin out remaining VMware stake, cements Friends With Benefits status for at least five years

    ?Market does not appreciate hardware/software combo? says Big Mike. So virty giant gets freedom, customers are promised no change

    +Analysis Dell will spin out its stake in VMware, and the two companies will continue to operate without major changes for at least five years. Indeed, they said they plan to deepen their collaboration.?



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  • Is it still possible to run malware in a browser using JavaScript and Rowhammer? Yes, yes it is (slowly)

    Firefox 'fully compromised' in 15 minutes via SMASH attack

    Boffins from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and ETH in Zurich have bypassed memory chip defenses to execute a successful browser-based Rowhammer side-channel attack dubbed SMASH.?



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  • Nigerian email scammer sent down for 40 months in the US, ordered to pay back $2.7m to victims

    Among the victims: the United Nations

    A Nigerian email scammer based in New York was on Tuesday sentenced to 40 months in prison, and ordered to pay back $2.7m in stolen money.?



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  • Report: Aussie biz Azimuth cracked San Bernardino shooter?s iPhone, ending Apple-FBI privacy standoff

    Mozilla-authored code in iOS exploited, since patched, it is claimed

    Australian security firm Azimuth has been identified as the experts who managed to crack a mass shooter's iPhone that was at the center of an encryption standoff between the FBI and Apple.?



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  • Ice, ice maybe? Astrobotic will ride SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to the Moon in 2023 and drop off NASA's water-hunting rover

    Firm's Griffin lander to do the honours

    Astrobotic has provided an explanation for another of SpaceX boss Elon Musk's tweets with news that its Griffin lander lander will be riding a Falcon Heavy to the Moon in 2023.?



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  • What the FLoC? Browser makers queue up to decry Google's latest ad-targeting initiative as invasive tracking

    'Federated Learning of Cohorts' groups users together and is already being tested in Chrome

    Updated Google's FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) mechanism for ad personalisation, currently being trialled in the Chrome browser, has been rejected as privacy-invasive tracking by other browser makers including Vivaldi and Brave.?



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  • Huawei tells the FCC it can't force US carriers to scrap its gear ? that's Congress's job

    We're sure the comms watchdog will take that on board

    Huawei has argued that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cannot force US carriers to remove its equipment from their networks, and can only reimburse those that voluntarily choose to do so.?



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  • Chrome and Chromium updated after yet another exploit is found in browser's V8 JavaScript engine

    JS component seems to be focus of researchers and miscreants alike

    Google has announced new updates to Chrome 89 following the discovery of yet another live exploit for a vulnerability in the V8 JavaScript engine.?



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rss: ars technica

  • What to expect from Apple?s ?Spring Loaded? event on April 20
    This event is mysterious, but we're confident iPads will figure prominently.

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  • Comparing the actual US grid to the one predicted 15 years ago
    Demand and carbon emissions are way down, renewables far more common than expected.

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  • AT&T/Verizon workers? union urges states to regulate ISPs as utilities
    "Three decades of of industry-driven deregulation have failed us," union says.

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  • The very common vaccine ingredient at the center of J&J, AstraZeneca drama
    Adenoviruses are an obvious link, but a puzzling suspect in the dangerous cases.

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  • Everything we know about Audi?s next electric crossover, the Q4 e-tron
    The Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron share a platform with VW's ID.4 crossover.

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  • Fast and Furious 9 drops a new trailer ahead of June 25 release
    First flying cars. Then an endless runway. Then a submarine. Now magnets.

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  • Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile kill their cross-carrier RCS messaging plans
    Carriers reveal they've wasted the last 18 months pretending to do an RCS rollout.

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  • Oculus Quest 2 gets official wireless-VR mode, 120 Hz support via patch
    Vague dates, stern warnings, and Facebook's aspiration to VR-ize your home office.

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  • 100 million more IoT devices are exposed?and they won?t be the last
    Name:Wreck flaws in TCP/IP have global implications.

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  • Mazda?s electric MX-30 goes on sale in the US this fall
    The battery EV MX-30 will be joined in time by a range-extended rotary hybrid.

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