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

  • Covid-19 pandemic: Japan widens emergency over 'frightening' spike
    The Olympics host is facing record Covid case numbers, fuelled by the virulent Delta strain.

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  • Nanjing: New virus outbreak worst after Wuhan, say Chinese state media
    Almost 200 people have been infected since the virus was first detected at Nanjing airport on 20 July.

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  • Are America's unvaccinated changing their minds?
    Timothy lives in a county where only a third are fully jabbed - he says he regrets his choice now.

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  • ?I'm black, my partner's white - stop asking me if this is my baby?
    When Ena Miller had a baby, she was unprepared for the constant comments about her daughter's skin tone.

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  • First group of evacuated Afghan interpreters arrives in US
    About 200 interpreters and their families land near Washington DC as the US withdraws from Afghanistan.

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  • Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles apparatus finals in doubt because of continuing 'twisties'
    US gymnast Simone Biles says she is still struggling with the 'twisties', raising doubts about whether she will compete in the apparatus finals.

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  • Turkey fires: Blazes threaten Marmaris and other coastal resorts
    Villages and hotels are evacuated as firefighters attempt to put out dozens of blazes.

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  • Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming of Black Widow
    The star says box office takings for Black Widow were hit when it was streamed at the same time.

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  • US sailor charged over massive USS Bonhomme warship blaze in 2020
    More than 60 people were injured, and the $1bn USS Bonhomme Richard had to be scrapped.

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  • Covid in Sydney: Military deployed to help enforce lockdown
    Authorities say the deployment is needed, but critics argue it will "pick on" marginalised groups.

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rss: the register

  • Telefónica's cloud limb slurps Cancom's UK&I biz to cash in on Brit enterprise tech market

    There's a tasty NHS contract in there

    Telefónica Tech ? the cybersecurity and cloud wing of the Spanish-owned telecoms giant ? has forked out ?398m (£340m) to German outfit Cancom Group's UK and Ireland operations.?



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  • Contractors argue umbrella companies need improved regulation, not outright ban

    Trades Union Congress proposals miss the point, say campaigners

    Contractors have described a UK union's call to ban umbrella companies as unworkable, leading to a greater void in the under-regulated market and making outsourced workers vulnerable.?



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  • On this most auspicious of days, we ask: How many sysadmins does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Protip: Don't treat the IT department like this if you value your life

    Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day so enjoy this Reg reader's story of just what these brave individuals have to put up with.?



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  • London class-action sueball against Google is a lot like Epic's case except fandroids might win enough for a pint

    Hundreds of millions in damages, Play Store in the sights etc. etc.

    Yet another anti-Big Tech group litigation lawsuit has been launched in London. This time it's targeting Google, claims to be on behalf of 19 million Android users, seeks up to £920m in damages, and pretty much mirrors Epic Games' lawsuit against the Chocolate Factory over app store charges.?



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  • Ordinary salaried Brits: Sweet! Payday! Banking giant HSBC: Oh no it isn't

    Customers hacked off as online and mobile service wobbles

    HSBC has confirmed it is experiencing problems with its online and mobile banking operations after customers took to social media to complain about the lack of service.?



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  • What to do with our leftover Saturn V Lego? Why, build another rocket, of course

    This time the Saturn 1B

    We ventured back into the world of plastic bricks this week with the building of a Saturn 1B to add to our growing rocket garden.?



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  • You MUST present your official ID (but only the one that's really easy to fake)

    I can show you my Three Widths swimming certificate if it helps

    Something for the Weekend, Sir? As I leave the premises face-first, my ears ring with those oh-so-familiar parting words: "?and never darken our doors again!"?



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  • Intel scoops out five flavours of Ice Lake Xeons for workstations

    They're good for stuff like supporting 4TB of RAM and PCIe 4.0

    Intel's ten-nanometre Ice Lake architecture has landed in Xeon processors for workstations.?



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  • Malware and Trojans, but there's only one horse the boss man wants to hear about

    The company's IT might be on fire, but my needs trump those of the many

    On Call A call from the executive floor is rarely a harbinger of happiness, especially when one is wading knee-deep through the molasses of malware. Welcome to one Register reader's experience in On Call.?



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  • AWS growing so fast its revenue makes it bigger than Cisco or HP

    Nobody wants to run their own data centers anymore, says CFO

    Amazon.com has released its Q2 2021 earnings, and revealed that revenue from its cloud business Amazon Web Services has jumped 37 per cent to an annualised rate of $59 billion ? a figure that takes it past Cisco's annual revenue and puts it within striking distance of Lenovo.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Software downloaded 30,000 times from PyPI ransacked developers? machines
    Expect to see more of these "Frankenstein" malware packages, researchers warn.

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  • New bank-fraud malware called Vultur infects thousands of devices
    Screen sharing courtesy of VNC mirrors device screens to attacker-controlled servers.

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  • Rocket Report: Ariane V returns after long layoff, Rocket Lab?s tough culture
    "Pete told us that key contributors would be driving Ferraris to work in a year."

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  • Russian module suddenly fires thrusters after docking with space station
    "Until you exhaust all your contingency plans, you're not really starting to worry."

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  • This 3D-printed soft robotic hand beat the first level of Super Mario Bros.
    The hand has integrated fluidic transistors, so it only requires one pressure input.

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  • Facebook?s next hardware product will be ?smart? Ray-Ban glasses
    Don't get too excited?the new glasses won't have integrated display capabilities.

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  • Second lab worker with deadly prion disease prompts research pause in France
    A lab worker died of prion disease in 2019, nine years after a lab accident.

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  • Forget ?App Tracking Transparency?: Facebook is enjoying more ad revenue than ever
    Facebook's CFO predicts the worst is yet to come, though.

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  • Putting the PS5?s 10 million sales in context
    In consoles' "race to 10 million," PS5's 248 days is second only to the Wii.

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  • Over half the deer in Michigan seem to have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2
    A survey of wild deer finds a lot of antibodies that target the virus.

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