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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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  • Russia shooting: Gunman kills several at Perm University
    The attacker is said to have walked on to the university campus on Monday morning and started shooting.

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  • Gabby Petito: Body matching missing woman found in Wyoming
    Crews searching for the missing Florida woman have found a body in a national park, the FBI says.

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  • Canada election: What you need to know about the campaign
    Canadians are voting on Monday and Justin Trudeau's party faces a stiff challenge to retain power.

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  • Emmy Awards 2021: The Crown and Ted Lasso sweep major categories
    Netflix's royal drama and Apple's comedy series swept the drama and comedy prizes at Sunday's event.

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  • My husband and son fought in Afghanistan - it changed all of us
    America's two decades in Afghanistan impacted those who served - and the families waiting at home.

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  • Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina convicted on terror charges
    A Rwandan court finds Paul Rusesabagina guilty of supporting a terrorist group.

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  • Russia election: Putin's party wins election marred by fraud claims
    The pro-Kremlin United Russia wins a parliamentary majority, but loses some ground.

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  • Migrants in Texas: US flies Haitian migrants back home from border
    Hundreds of would-be immigrants camped under a bridge on the US-Mexico border are returned to Haiti.

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  • China: Children given daily time limit on Douyin - its version of TikTok
    Douyin users aged under 14 will be limited to 40 minutes a day on the platform.

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  • Aukus: France pulls out of UK defence talks amid row
    Paris is angry after Australia cancelled a submarine contract in favour of a deal with the UK and US.

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rss: the register

  • Kali Linux 2021.3 released with new tools

    Most users better off with rolling release, but quarterly build has more quality testing

    Kali Linux version 2021.3 has been released with new tools, though its makers explain that some features which make it good for penetration testing also make it bad for general use.?



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  • Don't forget to leave a rating: Amazon chairman meeting with UK prime minister to talk taxes

    4 stars - did not warn us about 'digitalisation of the economy'*

    Britain's tow-headed Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been granted an audience with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, during which he will discuss the ?challenges? of taxing giant tech corporations in a digital economy.?



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  • Clegg on its face: Facebook turns to former UK deputy PM to fend off damaging headlines

    Plus: US lawmakers get 'in touch with Facebook whistleblower'

    Facebook has hit back at a series of reports in the Wall Street Journal as it tries to counter a week of damaging headlines which lifted the lid on the inner workings of the social media biz.?



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  • Yikes, tough crowd: Only 30% of German-speaking users are happy with SAP's cloud push

    Licensing, integration and security remain challenges, says DSAG survey

    Less than a third of German-speaking SAP users think the global application vendor is doing a good job of getting its software to work in the cloud.?



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  • US Federal Aviation Administration issues draft assessment of SpaceX Super Heavy impact

    The environmental impact, not the smoking crater made by an impact

    SpaceX took another step towards launching the orbital version of its Starship last week with the release of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).?



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  • Crank up the volume on that Pixies album: Time to exercise your Raspberry Pi with an... alternative browser

    The Register dips another toe in the Flow

    While browser-makers squabble over standards, privacy and exactly what their User-Agent string should say, Ekioh's clean-room browser, Flow, has continued to quietly advance.?



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  • Three UK says its 5G plans are under threat if tower merger with Euro giant Cellnex is blocked

    According to a filing with Brit competition watchdog

    Any attempt to block Cellnex's takeover of Hutchison UK's tower network could see consumers "significantly worse off" and hamper the progress of Three UK's planned 3bn investment in 5G.?



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  • It's the end of the world as we know it, and we should feel fine

    Honour thy ancestors, and move on

    Column The death of Sir Clive Sinclair at the end of last week has seen an outburst of nostalgia. Understandably so.?



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  • A low-key good experience for Thor-oughly new penguins: Elementary OS 6, aka Odin

    Flatpak-only app store, two-finger swiping for screen-fondlers... but it's not for the fiddlers

    Review The elementary OS team recently released its first major update in nearly three years, elementary OS 6, or "Odin" as this release is known. Odin is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and as you would imagine for an update three years in the making, brings a slew of changes.?



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  • I would drive 100 miles and I would drive 100 more just to be the man that drove 200 miles to... hit the enter key

    When a server crash became a motorway dash

    Who, Me? The best laid plans of mice or Register readers can founder on the rocks of iffy connectors and wobbly cables, as this week's entrant in the Who, Me? archives discovered.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Leaked Surface Pro 8 specs include Thunderbolt ports and a 120Hz screen
    Microsoft's next Surface devices will be officially unveiled on September 22.

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  • After Inspiration4, SpaceX sees high demand for free-flyer missions
    "We have interest for both Dragons and Starships, which is pretty exciting."

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  • Roku OS 10.5 announced alongside new Streaming Stick 4K
    Roku is focused on improving the search and audio experience for users.

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  • Epik data breach impacts 15 million users, including non-customers
    Scraped WHOIS data of NON-Epik customers also exposed in the 180 GB leak.

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  • Command line wizardry, part two: Variables and loops in Bash
    Learn to process thousands of items reliably and repeatably in this installment.

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  • Fire weather is getting worse in the American West
    Climate change is driving more days that are hot, dry, and windy

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  • A new app helps Iranians hide messages in plain sight
    Nahoft uses encryption to turn chats into a random jumble of words.

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  • Google is getting caught in the antitrust net
    One case in Turkey cuts to the heart of the search giant?s power.

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  • Valve moves Dota 2 International to Romania, adds mask-and-vax rules
    Valve's championship is the latest gaming event to implement strict pandemic rules.

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  • FDA advisers greenlight Pfizer boosters for people 65+ and at-risk groups
    The committee roundly rejected approving boosters for everyone 16 and up.

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