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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  • Tyre Nichols: Police unit is disbanded after death
    The so-called Scorpion special unit will be disbanded after its officers were seen beating Mr Nichols.

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  • Unanswered questions from Memphis arrest videos
    The footage shows a brutal beating but we still don't know why officers decided to stop his car.

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  • Zahawi sacked from UK government over tax row
    Nadhim Zahawi is sacked as Tory Party chairman after an inquiry finds he failed to disclose investigation into his tax affairs.

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  • Iran 'foils drone attack' on military facility in Isfahan
    The defence ministry said three drones were involved, but there was only minor damage to the site.

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  • More than 50 die in two Pakistan accidents
    A bus fell into a ravine in the south-west, while 10 children died when a boat capsized in the north-west.

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  • Toronto struggles with wave of public transport violence
    Seven incidents in seven days on the subway, streetcars and buses have sparked fears from commuters.

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  • Jerusalem shooting: Israel to speed up gun applications after attacks
    Two separate attacks have left at least seven dead and five seriously injured.

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  • Richard Sharp: Johnson was told to stop asking for loan advice - report
    The then-PM was told to "no longer" seek advice from Richard Sharp before he became BBC chairman, the Sunday Times reports.

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  • New US childhood obesity guidelines criticised by families
    Some families worry that new guidelines from US paediatricians prioritise surgery and intensive therapy.

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  • Nigeria extends deadline to exchange old cash
    Long queues formed at some banks as Nigerians struggled to meet the original deadline of Tuesday.

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  • So you want to replace workers with AI? Watch out for retraining fees, they're a killer

    Who said workforce development was just for humans?

    Comment The lucid ramblings and art synthesized by ChatGPT or Stable Diffusion have captured imaginations and prompted no shortage of controversy over the role generative AI will play in our futures.?



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  • Chrome bug bedevils file storage in the cloud

    'I'm sorry, Dave. I can't do that'

    Those using Chrome on Windows and other platforms may have trouble storing files over a network.?



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  • Apple sued for promising privacy, failing at it

    What's allowed for Cupertino is verboten for everyone else

    Apple has again been sued for promising privacy and allegedly failing to provide it.?



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  • Mon Dieu! Suspected French ShinyHunters gang member in the dock

    Man seized in Morocco is now presumably sleepless in Seattle

    A French citizen was scheduled to appear before a US court on Friday on a nine-count indictment related to his alleged involvement in the ShinyHunters cybercrime gang that trafficked in identity and corporate data theft and sometimes extortion.?



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  • Microsoft squashes Windows 11, Server 2022 bugs with preview patches

    Remote Desktop, domain controllers giving you gyp? Gamble on these fixes

    Microsoft has fixed a problem caused by the Windows 11 version 22H2 update that crashed the Remote Desktop application on some systems.?



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  • California toys with digital vehicle titles on private DMV blockchain

    Because this is necessary, definitely can't go wrong

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles doesn't want anyone to think it's a technological dinosaur - that's why it's announcing its own cutting-edge NFT project to digitize vehicle titles. ?



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  • Microsoft to enterprises: Patch your Exchange servers

    If you want to keep the miscreants out, put the updates in, Redmond says

    Microsoft is urging organizations to protect their Exchange servers from cyberattacks by keeping them updated and hardened, since online criminals are still going after valuable data in the email system.?



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  • Uncle Sam slaps $10m bounty on Hive while Russia ban-hammers FBI, CIA

    New meaning to sweetening the pot

    Uncle Sam has put up a $10 million reward for intel on Hive ransomware criminals' identities and whereabouts, while Russia has blocked the FBI and CIA websites, along with the Rewards for Justice site offering the bounty.?



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  • You there, boffins and tech giants, take this $50m and figure out better chips

    Yes, the Chinese will never think of doing something like this, muhaha

    The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has enlisted a group of technology companies to help research the next generation of semiconductors.?



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  • AI cannot be credited as authors in papers, top academic journals rule

    Work isn't original if it was taken from a plagiarism engine like ChatGPT

    Science and Springer Nature, two leading academic journal publishers, introduced new rules addressing the use of generative AI tools to write papers in their editorial policies on Thursday.?



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rss: ars technica

  • The flight tracker that powered @ElonJet has taken a left turn
    ADS-B Exchange is now owned by private equity?and now even its biggest fans are bailing.

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  • The weekend?s best deals: Apple computers, Kindles, 4K TVs, charging cables, and more.
    Dealmaster also has iPads, storage solutions, and computer components and peripherals.

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  • Most criminal cryptocurrency is funneled through just 5 exchanges
    A few big players are moving a ?shocking? amount of currency in a tight market.

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  • Annual? Bivalent? For all? Future of COVID shots murky after FDA deliberations
    FDA seems sold on annual shots, but advisors call for a lot more data.

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  • D&D maker retreats from attempts to update longstanding ?open? license
    Negative response to latest draft was "in such high volume" as to force WotC's hand.

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  • How to fix GoldenEye 007?s control issues on the Nintendo Switch [Updated]
    Hard-to-find system-level customizations enable "dual stick" controls.

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  • Bird study links spatial thinking with not getting eaten
    Shows that birds tend to get killed at the edge of territory they know well.

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  • #GermanyRIP. Kremlin-loyal hacktivists wage DDoSes to retaliate for tank aid
    Killnet hacktivist group appears to have indirect ties to the Russian government.

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  • Prenda Law lawyer loses attempt to file more piracy lawsuits from prison
    Judge rejects motion to protect Prenda lawyer Hansmeier from further prosecution.

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  • This mutant Venus flytrap mysteriously lost its ability to ?count?
    The mutant can no longer decode calcium signature that causes trap to shut quickly.

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