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

  • US Election 2020: Trump and Biden duel in critical state of Florida
    Mr Biden's lead over the US president is narrower in must-win states, with Florida a key prize.

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  • France attack: Attacker arrived from Tunisia days ago
    Three people were stabbed to death in Nice in what France says was an "Islamist terrorist attack".

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  • Walmart pulls guns from display over 'civil unrest' concerns
    Walmart has removed gun and ammunition displays from its stores citing concerns of "civil unrest".

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  • Armenians on the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh
    Armenian mothers fear for sons on the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh as both sides suffer heavy casualties.

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  • Covid-19: Record traffic out of Paris as second French lockdown begins
    Traffic stretched more than 430 miles (700km) in total just hours before new measures came into force.

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  • US Election 2020: Will America's race issue decide the next president?
    The BBC's Clive Myrie goes to the crucial state of Arizona, where black votes could decide who wins.

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  • Wisconsin Republicans say hackers stole $2.3m
    Republicans in the battleground state says hackers stole millions from efforts to support Donald Trump.

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  • US alters passport ruling for Jerusalem births
    Until now Americans born in the city could not declare Israel as their country of birth.

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  • For Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google business is booming
    Latest sales and profit figures from America's big tech companies exceed Wall Street expectations.

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  • United Airlines to trial airport Covid testing
    The airline's boss Scott Kirby tells the BBC passenger testing is "key to reopening the world economy".

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rss: the register

  • Amazon blasts past estimates, triples profits to $6.2bn but says COVID will cost it $4bn over the next quarter

    Bezos predicts a very Merry Christmas

    Amazon on Thursday reported $96.1bn in revenue for its third quarter of 2020, a 37 per cent increase year-on-year that demonstrated its continued resistance to pandemic-induced economic malaise.?



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  • If you haven't patched WebLogic server console flaws in the last eight days 'assume it has been compromised'

    Stark warning from SANS' Johannes Ullrich - RCE's gonna GET 'ya

    Last week Oracle released one of its mammoth quarterly patch dumps - with 402 fixes. Well, it turns out that if you missed one and you're running WebLogic 10.3.6.0.0, 12.1.3.0.0, 12.2.1.3.0, 12.2.1.4.0 and 14.1.1.0.0, you've probably already been tagged by hackers.?



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  • Days before the US election, phishers net $2.3m from Wisconsin Republicans

    Big money in American politics proves chum in the water for online sharks

    As America counts down to the November 3 elections, things are tense for political campaigns. There's a lot of money flying around and the online criminals have sensed blood in the water.?



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  • Google Safari Workaround case inspires campaign to sue Facebook in UK's High Court over Cambridge Analytica app

    'Facebook You Owe Us' wants to run a not-quite-class-action-style lawsuit

    A campaign to sue Facebook over lax privacy policies that allowed Cambridge Analytica to slurp almost a million people's personal data from the social networking website hopes to become a representative action in the High Court, its instigators said today.?



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  • Update to NHS COVID-19 app brings improved warnings, end to 'ghost' notifications

    It's all about timing, apparently

    The NHS has updated its COVID-19 app for England and Wales*, meaning it now uses the latest version of the contact tracing API co-developed by Google and Apple.?



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  • Ryuk this for a game of soldiers: Ransomware-flingers actively targeting hospitals in the US, cyber agencies warn

    And infosec firms say it's only got worse over this year

    Ryuk ransomware is being aggressively deployed to target US healthcare institutions, government cyber organisations in the US have warned.?



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  • Canadian uni blames users, 'isolated technical problems' as new Workday system fails to pay 700 temps on time

    Don't suppose that factored into the '10 Reasons to be Excited About Workday at McGill!'

    Montreal's McGill University has left 150 temporary workers unpaid as it struggles to iron out technical problems and user training following the introduction of a new Workday HR and payroll system.?



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  • Looking for good news on COVID-19? That?s exactly what cyber attackers want you to do

    Let us show you how to outsmart them

    Webcast If you think cybercriminals and hackers are without a shred of empathy or human understanding, you?d be wrong.?



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  • Nice for some: ServiceNow margins swell 83% as post-COVID market wolfs down subscriptions

    Makes several consumer-industry appointments

    It must be a Sliding Doors moment for ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott - the former SAP boss is now plying his trade at a born-in-the-cloud biz that isn't facing the same troubles as his previous legacy tech employer.?



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  • SiFive inches closer to offering a true RISC-V PC: Latest five-core dev board includes PCIe, SSD interfaces

    Plus 8GB RAM, USB, gigabit Ethernet, mini-ITX form, etc... and competition from Microchip

    SiFive will today unveil its latest developer board, which edges the startup closer to offering what you might consider a fully-fledged RISC-V desktop PC.?



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rss: ars technica

  • There?s no place like the perfectly sized home for the mighty mantis shrimp
    Mantis shrimp will fight longer and harder, and often win, for burrows of ideal size.

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  • Apple earnings show strong iPad and Mac sales can?t make up for the iPhone
    New iPhone sales will rest entirely in the next quarter this time.

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  • Ancient skull a new window on human migrations, Denisovan meetings
    New sequences also show Denisovans were living at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

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  • Hackers are on the hunt for Oracle servers vulnerable to potent exploit
    Code-execution bug has severity rating of 9.8 out of 10; little skill needed to exploit.

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  • Senate hauls Zuckerberg, Dorsey in to hearing to yell at them about tweets
    Big Tech's scale causes real problems. Disingenuous posturing solves none of them.

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  • Tons of early Black Friday deals are live at Best Buy and Amazon today
    Dealmaster has deals on LG OLED TVs, Sony noise-canceling headphones, and more.

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  • Dogs were domesticated once from a lost population of wolves
    Our history with dogs is complicated, according to a study of ancient dog DNA.

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  • Google says it?s ?committed? to Nest Secure but won?t ship any new features
    The Nest Secure is dead, so how much longer will Google support it?

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  • Trump campaign out $2.3 million after hack of Wisconsin GOP
    Wisconsin GOP chairman says theft puts Trump at a disadvantage in the state.

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  • As experts call for nationwide mask mandate, anti-maskers stab guard 27 times
    ?We?re not in a good place,? Fauci notes.

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