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- President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.
- Amazon rainforest fires: Ten readers' questions answered
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- The US president increases tariffs on China after it unveiled duties on 5,000 products from the US.
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- Bury are waiting to hear if a late offer to buy the club will save them from being expelled from the English Football League.
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- David Koch: Billionaire Republican donor dies aged 79
- The 11th richest man in the world and his brother had a huge influence on the conservative movement.
- British Airways strike: BA pilots announce September dates
- British Airways pilots will strike on 9, 10 and 27 September in a dispute over pay, union Balpa says.
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- Amitpal Singh Bajaj's wife says her "hero" husband had sacrificed his life to save her and their son.
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- Hong Kong's human chain protest against extradition bill
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- First day at school: Mum's before-and-after photos of daughter go viral
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- Red Arrows display team fly over New York City
- The Royal Air Force display team are on a tour of North America.
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- Taylor Swift's Lover: Star turns a corner with 'upbeat' but 'baggy' album
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- Instagram holiday debt: 'I spent £5,000 for the gram'
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- White supremacy gangs in the US: How and why people join
- Why do some people join white supremacy gangs and what does it take to get into one?
- Did Boris Johnson put his foot in it in talks with Macron?
- The prime minister has been criticised for putting his foot on a table in front of Emmanuel Macron.
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- Han Sung-ok: Was this North Korean defector failed by the South?
- The lonely death of Han Sung-ok and her son, possibly by starvation, has South Korea asking "if only"...
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- The RAC is recommending that the best time to travel by road on Friday will be after 21:00 BST.
- Trans conversion therapy survivor: 'I wanted to be cured so asked to be electrocuted'
- As a teenage boy, Carolyn Mercer had electric shock therapy on the NHS in the hope she would be "cured".
- The blind man who was guided by a cat
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- Does a Pride event need Kylie or Ariana Grande?
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- Would you let your child become a 'kid influencer'?
- Social media influencers are getting younger and younger, but at what cost to their wellbeing?
- Hail Satan?: The Satanists battling for religious freedom
- The documentary shining a new light on the Satanic Temple and its battle for human rights.
- The future of food: Why farming is moving indoors
- Vertical farming is fast-expanding but the costs are high and the food range is limited - for now.
- Prince Andrew's links to Jeffrey Epstein
- The Duke of York has come under scrutiny for his connection to the late US financier. Here's what we know.
- Villa beat Everton for first points of season
- Aston Villa collect their first Premier League points of the season as goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi give them victory over Everton.
- England's Ashes hopes all but over after disastrous day
- England's hopes of regaining the Ashes look all but over after they are bowled out for 67 by Australia in the third Test at Headingley.
- Ashes: England 67 all out as Australia close in third Test victory
- Watch highlights from a bad day for England as Australia bowl them out for 67 and open up a big second-innings lead in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
- Ashes 2019: England unravel as hope turns to gallows humour
- An Ashes series which promised so much looks as good as over before it is even halfway through, says Stephan Shemilt.
- 'The lowest point in my career' - England women thrashed 8-0 in EuroHockey semis
- England women are thrashed 8-0 by defending champions the Netherlands in the EuroHockey Championships semi-finals.
- Ramos will not umpire Williams sisters after 2018 US Open final controversy
- US Open umpire Carlos Ramos will not chair any matches involving Serena or Venus Williams in New York this year following last year's final.
- Ashes: Jofra Archer has some fun with the crowd as he rescues a beachball from a steward
- Jofra Archer cheers up the crowd by running across the outfield to rescue a confiscated beachball from a steward during the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
- Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change
- Farms are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to extreme weather events - so farmers are coming up with new and surprising ways of tackling the problem.
- ‘Men have always taken the glory': Why more women are becoming farmers
- A growing proportion of the UK's farmers are female - we meet some of the women joining the industry.
- When an ethical vegan met a sheep farmer...
- Many vegans boycott woollen clothing on the basis that it is cruel to sheep.
- Farming: The UK's deadliest industry
- While the number of construction deaths has dropped over the past 30 years, fatalities in agriculture remain high.
- The trials and tribulations of a British cabbage farmer
- Barrie Reynolds gave the BBC a glimpse into what it's like running a 70-acre farm in Cornwall.
- The DMZ 'gardening job' that almost sparked a war
- In 1976, North Koreans killed two US officers in the DMZ over a tree, sparking a huge military gardening operation.
- Google bans politics, aka embarrassing stuff that gets leaked, from internal message boards
- <h4>Chocolate Factory sees some benefits in a censorship model</h4>
<p>Google may be lax in policing <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/15/new_zealand_murder/">policy violating videos</a> on YouTube, but at least it's adding oversight where it's needed – to mute overly opinionated employees.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Oracle OKs Oracle investors to sue Oracle: Put NetSuite suit before a judge – board panel
- <h4>Investors peeved Larry Ellison owned 40% of the biz he paid billions in Big Red cash to buy</h4>
<p>Three members of Oracle's board of directors say a class-action lawsuit, filed against Oracle in the US by Oracle shareholders over Oracle's <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/07/independent_netsuite_no_more/">2016 acquisition</a> of NetSuite, should go forward.…</p>
- Pokemon Go becomes Pokemon No as games biz Niantic agrees to curb trespassing addicts
- <h4>It’s a class action agreement so guess who gets the $4m payout? If you guessed the plaintiffs, guess again</h4>
<p>The programmers behind augmented-reality pest-chasing Pokemon Go have settled a class-action lawsuit in the US brought by angry homeowners who claimed the video game encouraged people to trespass on their land.…</p>
- Uncle Sam is asking Americans if they could refrain from slapping guns on their drones
- <h4>Right to bear arms doesn't cover armed UAVs</h4>
<p>If you were wondering whether your right to bear arms extends to the right to bear an armed drone, we have bad news.…</p>
- Security gone in 600 seconds: Make-me-admin hole found in Lenovo Windows laptop crapware. Delete it now
- <h4>Solution Centre WONTFIX amid EOL date shenanigans</h4>
<p>Not only has a vulnerability been found in Lenovo Solution Centre (LSC), but the laptop maker fiddled with end-of-life dates to make it seem less important – and is now telling the world it EOL'd the vulnerable monitoring software before its final version was released.…</p>
- Cybercrook hands cops £923k in Bitcoin made from selling phished deets on the dark web
- <h4>27-year-old also shipped weed, flogged 'how-to' fraud guides</h4>
<p>A hacker from Kent, England, has handed over almost a million quid in Bitcoin following a lengthy police investigation.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Switching to edge computing needn't be a gamble. We've got some aces up our sleeves to help you make the move
- <h4>Make that the winning move, are we right?</h4>
<p><strong>Webcast</strong> It feels as though everyone's talking about edge computing, and yet, once you've torn through all the hype and bluster, what are you left with? What actually is it?…</p>
- Contractor association blasts UK.gov guidance on hated IR35 tax law's arrival in private sector
- <h4>Advice 'falls woefully short'</h4>
<p>The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has said UK government guidance on private sector changes to off-payroll working falls "woefully short".…</p>
- Leaked EU doc plots €100bn fund to protect European firms against international tech giants
- <h4>Bawwww we don't have anything like Amazon bawwww</h4>
<p>The European Commission wants to set up a €100bn wealth fund to invest directly in local technology companies to help businesses fight international giants like Apple, Google and Alibaba.…</p>
- Wait a minute, we're supposed to haggle! ISPs secretly want folk to barter for broadband
- <h4>11?!! This cost me 12! Do you want to ruin me?!</h4>
<p>Just like the market stall owner in the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2iZjxSGca8"><i>The Life of Brian</i></a>, it turns out internet service providers <i>want</i> customers to haggle with them to cut better deals.…</p>
- US regulators push back against White House plan to police social media censorship
- <h4>New powers? No thanks</h4>
<p>The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have pushed back against US President Trump's proposal to put them in charge of policing social media firms he claims are biased against right-wingers.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Got a burning desire for a Hololens 2.0? Microsoft insists its math coprocessor won't be too hot for headgear
- <h4>Ow, ow, my forehead is on fire</h4>
<p><strong>Hot Chips</strong> Now your humble <i>Reg</i> vulture is back from the Hot Chips conference in Silicon Valley, it seems right to briefly run this Microsoft development by you all.…</p>
- The story so far: How's that Autonomy High Court battle with HPE looking at half-time?
- <h4>It hasn't gone away, you know</h4>
<p><strong>Autonomy trial</strong> Just how far has HPE come in proving its $5bn fraud allegations against former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch and co-defendant CFO Sushovan Hussain? While the world basks in the summer sun, we had a close look at the last three months of court hearings to decide.…</p>
- GitHub upgrades two-factor authentication with WebAuthn support
- <h4>Standard enables more security key options with passwordless a future possibility</h4>
<p>GitHub has announced support for the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) security standard.…</p>
- I couldn't possibly tell you the computer's ID over the phone, I've been on A Course™
- <h4>That time a PA put the 'ass' into 'asset tag'</h4>
<p><strong>On Call</strong> How's your Friday shaping up? Come join us for another dive into the piranha-infested waters of what we at <i>The Register</i> like to call <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/Tag/on-call">On Call</a>.…</p>
- Join us at MCubed to find out how machine learning can fight fraudsters, cut pager noise, and much more
- <h4>Our practical no-hype conference on AI development</h4>
<p><strong>Event</strong> Whether it’s fraudsters or system crashes that keep you awake at night, join us at the MCubed conference to find out how machine learning and AI can tackle both problems.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- My god, it's full of tsars: A gun-toting Russian humanoid robot is on its way to the International Space Station
- <h4>What could possibly go wrong?</h4>
<p><strong>Video</strong> The Russian national space agency has strapped a hefty humanoid robot weighing 160kg (353lb) to a rocket and launched it to the International Space Station.…</p>
- A Pivotal moment for VMware: Software biz gobbled up along with Carbon Black for $5bn
- <h4>Meanwhile, Salesforce sees profits fall</h4>
<p>Imaginary computer specialist VMware boosted its security and cloud software lineup today when it confirmed Thursday the purchases of Carbon Black and Pivotal Software in deals totaling around $4.8bn.…</p>
- Dion? He off: HP Inc CEO Weisler quits over 'family health matter', Lores will be High-res
- <h4>Wall Street miffed at flat Q3 earnings as printer boss set to take over in November</h4>
<p>HP Inc on Thursday reported sales of $14.6bn for its fiscal Q3 2019 financial results, up 0.1 per cent from the year-ago quarter and just shy of the $14.61bn average anticipated by Wall Street analysts.…</p>
- Steam cleaned of zero-day security holes after Valve turned off by bug bounty snub outrage
- <h4>Security bod may be invited back into vuln reward program, Half-Life 3 still ain't happening</h4>
<p>Games giant Valve is attempting to make nice with the infosec bod who disclosed zero-day exploits for vulnerabilities in Steam after the corporation refused to pay out bug bounties for the flaws.…</p>
- As browser rivals block third-party tracking, Google pitches 'Privacy Sandbox' peace plan
- <h4>Disclaimer: No advertisers were harmed in making this project</h4>
<p>On Thursday, Google reminded everyone who might have forgotten that "privacy is paramount to us" and announced an initiative called "Privacy Sandbox" that proposes paving over a few privacy pitfalls without suffocating its ad business.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Overstock dot-gone: Surplus biz CEO now surplus to requirements, ejects after Russian spy fling, deep state rant
- <h4>Resigns – or punished for telling the truth? Wake up, sheeple!</h4>
<p>Ten days after releasing a corporate press release that raved about the deep state, men in black, and confirmed his love affair with a now-jailed Russian spy, the CEO of Overstock has quit – in similarly colorful fashion.…</p>
- Contacts-slurping Android malware sneaked onto Google Play store – twice
- <h4>Could a simple automated scan have picked up open-source nasty? Hmm</h4>
<p>Android spyware – open-source spyware, no less – has found its way onto the Google Play store, according to researchers from ESET.…</p>
- End of an era for ULA as the last Delta IV Medium rocket leaves launch pad
- <h4>US sends up another GPS III spacecraft while Blighty ponders the Brexit Satellite</h4>
<p>United Launch Alliance's last Delta IV Medium+ rocket has left the launch pad to put another GPS satellite in orbit.…</p>
- Pure Storage the latest pipes 'n' plumbing playa to slash sales forecast
- <h4>Look at the troubles facing legacy vendors. We're not immune either</h4>
<p>Pure Storage has clipped forecasts for its current fiscal year due to fears over the slowdown in corporate spending that is gripping other infrastructure outfits and a sharp decline in NAND prices.…</p>
- Samsung Note10+ torn apart to expose three 5G antennas: One has to pick up something
- <h4>Repairability score tumbles – good luck swapping that battery</h4>
<p>Samsung's latest and greatest Note10+ smartphone has been prodded and probed by the teardown twiddlers at iFixit. The verdict isn't great: repairing it could be worse but it could also be a whole lot better too.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- What is it with hosting firms being stonewalled by Microsoft? Now it's Ionos on naughty step
- <h4>Email issues dog the company formerly known as 1&1</h4>
<p>Ionos, the hosting company formerly known as 1&1, has found itself on Microsoft's naughty list as emails from its servers won't reach Outlook.com accounts.…</p>
- Tune into Nutanix's Cloud Shack of vids for a rewarding experience – top info, free gear and a chance to win .NEXT tix
- <h4>Learn about all hyperconvergence, multi cloud, and more</h4>
<p><strong>Promo</strong> Nutanix invites you to its summertime Cloud Shack – an <a target="_blank" href="https://go.theregister.co.uk/k/Nutanix_promo1">eight-part series</a> of videos on hot topics such as hyperconvergence, business application management, storage, virtualization, networking, and multi-cloud deployments.…</p>
- Electric vehicles won't help UK meet emissions targets: Time to get out and walk, warn MPs
- <h4>Blighty not even on track for legally binding 2023-2032 levels</h4>
<p>Electronic cars will not help the UK government meet its carbon emissions target, with MPs warning people will have to ditch their cars entirely.…</p>
- Shhh! Microsoft, Intel, Google and more sign up to the Confidential Computing Consortium
- <h4>You can make your own joke about foxes and hen houses...</h4>
<p>The Linux Foundation has signed up the likes of Microsoft and Google for its Confidential Computing Consortium, a group with the laudable goal of securing sensitive data.…</p>
- Devs invited to bake 'Run on Google Cloud' button into git repos... By Google, of course
- <h4>An offer you can refuse?</h4>
<p>Google has come up with a neat idea to promote its serverless container service, Cloud Run, by asking developers to incorporate a "Run on Google Cloud" button into their git repositories.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- TalkTalk's voice-over is writing speeds that its text can't match: Ad pulled from broadcast
- <h4>Mere threat of time on naughty step has ISP redrafting</h4>
<p>An advert for TalkTalk broadband has been taken down for promoting incorrect speeds, <i>The Register</i> can confirm.…</p>
- Brit rocketeer Skyrora reckons it'll be orbital in 3 years – that is, if UK government plays ball
- <h4><i>El Reg</i> speaks to small-sat upstart in Edinburgh</h4>
<p><strong>Interview</strong> With two launches of the SkyLark Nano under its belt, Skyrora aim to go orbital in the coming years - assuming UK Parliament keeps up. <i>The Register</i> had a chat with the Brit rocketeer at its Edinburgh HQ to learn more.…</p>
- Gartner awakens from trance, tells huddled villagers: 5G revenue will almost double to $4.2bn next year!
- <h4>It has been foretold!</h4>
<p>IT prophesier Gartner has performed its ritual reading of market omens to foretell next year's global 5G network infrastructure revenue. The hype wizards reckon that in 2020 the market will hit $4.2bn, an 89 per cent increase from 2019 revenue of $2.2bn.…</p>
- Buying a Chromebook? Don't forget to check that best-before date
- <h4>Google's little-known Auto Update Expiration D-Day leaves users bereft of auto software refreshes and more – here's how to check yours</h4>
<p>It is unlikely to be printed on the box, but every Chromebook has an "Auto Update Expiration (AUE) Date" after which the operating system is unsupported by Google.…</p>
- Don't trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: Zuck & Co know that hash is king
- <h4>It's not about the money, it's about the identifiers</h4>
<p><strong>Analysis</strong> Facebook's proposed digital currency <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/18/facebook_libra_cryptocurrency_privacy/">Libra</a>, and its accompanying digital wallet Calibra, should be scrutinized not only by financial regulators – as lawmakers in the US and Europe have already started to do – but by national entities concerned with law, public safety and defense.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- How Lego, Bayer and iRobot use serverless tech to get ahead – find out with us this autumn
- <h4>Book now: Serverless Computing London early-bird ticket offer ends soon</h4>
<p><strong>Event</strong> When you're getting to grips with new technology, there’s nothing like learning from experts who’ve done it before. And when those folks hail from some of the most well-known companies in the world, all the better.…</p>
- Disgruntled bug-hunter drops Steam zero-day to get back at Valve for refusing him a bounty
- <h4>EoP bug now free for the world to see after bounty was rejected</h4>
<p>A security bod angry at Valve's handling of bug reports has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability affecting the games giant's flagship Steam app.…</p>
- The Joy of Six... critical security patches: Cisco small biz switches open to hijacking via web UI
- <h4>Plus UCS and other gear need updates</h4>
<p>Cisco has emitted <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/publicationListing.x?product=Cisco&sort=-day_sir&limit=50#~Vulnerabilities">a fresh round</a> of software updates to address security holes in its network switches and controllers.…</p>
- Cali court backs ex-Apple engineer who says he invented Find My iPhone and Passbook
- <h4>Computing giant labeled 'ungenerous' for fighting lawsuit</h4>
<p>Apple has lost its bid to dismiss a former employee's lawsuit over claims he invented services like Find My iPhone and Passbook but was not included on patents subsequently filed by the tech giant.…</p>
- Finally. Thanks so much, nerds. Google, Apple, Mozilla end government* internet spying for good
- <h4>* Terms and conditions apply. Offer not valid outside Kazakhstan. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up payments</h4>
<p>On Wednesday, Google, Apple, and Mozilla said their web browsers will block the Kazakhstan root Certificate Authority (CA) certificate – following reports that ISPs in the country have required customers to install a government-issued certificate that enables online spying.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Eighty-year-old US 'web scam man' on the run after pocketing $250,000 in Dem 'donations'
- <h4>Feds claim John Pierre Dupont created fundraising websites supposedly for Beto O'Rourke, others, then nicked the dosh</h4>
<p>A man facing criminal charges for bilking US voters out of $250,000 by accepting donations for politicians, including Beto O'Rourke, is on the run.…</p>
- Here's a top tip: Don't trust the new person – block web domains less than a month old. They are bound to be dodgy
- <h4>Better to be aggressive and safe than sorry</h4>
<p>IT admins could go a long way towards protecting their users from malware and other dodgy stuff on the internet if they ban access to any web domain less than a month old.…</p>
- Sueball claims Tesla solar panels are so effective, they started fires at Walmart stores
- <h4>Supermarket biz wants them torn out at Musk firm's expense</h4>
<p>American supermarket chain Walmart is suing Tesla over claims that solar panels supplied by Elon Musk's company keep setting its shops on fire.…</p>
- US soldier cleared of taking armoured vehicle out for joyride – because he's insane, court says
- <h4>60-mile Virginia roadtrip thankfully ended peacefully</h4>
<p>A US Army officer who "borrowed" an armoured vehicle to go on a joyride has been cleared of wrongdoing by a military court – by "reason of insanity".…</p>
- Brit-built trundlebot eyeing up a July 2020 launch as cams fitted to ExoMars mission rover
- <h4>Now, about those parachutes...</h4>
<p>While ESA continues to grapple with balky parachutes ahead of the ExoMars 2020 mission, the cameras for the Rosalind Franklin rover have been fitted to the British-built trundlebot.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- A challenger appears: Taiwanese devs' answer to Gemini PDA wraps a Raspberry Pi in a tablet
- <h4>Portable Linux with fully open-source hardware in the CutiePi</h4>
<p>A team of Taiwanese engineers is planning to release an eight-inch tablet based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+.…</p>
- Microsoft: Reckon our code is crap? Prove it and $30k could be yours
- <h4>Doors on the Edge Insider Bounty Program flung open</h4>
<p>Having finally pushed out <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/20/microsoft_edge_chromium_hits_beta/">the first Beta preview</a> of its Chromium-based browser, Microsoft has launched a bounty programme aimed at getting researchers to kick the tyres on its latest and greatest.…</p>
- Sorry script kiddies, hacktivism isn't cool anymore: No one cares about stuff that's easy-peasy to defend against
- <h4>So much for Beto O'Rourke's cow-related capers</h4>
<p>The youthful doings of US presidential wannabe Beto O'Rourke are in sharp decline, according to threat intel biz Recorded Future, which reckons folk have fallen out of love with hacktivism.…</p>
- Latest sneak peek at PowerShell 7 ups the telemetry but... hey... is that an off switch?
- <h4>Where is Microsoft and what have you done with them?</h4>
<p><strong>Updated</strong> Microsoft emitted a fresh preview of command-line darling PowerShell 7 last night, highlighting some additional slurping – and how to shut it off.…</p>
- Vaping May Have Killed Someone, Health Officials Say
- An investigation into respiratory illnesses connected to e-cigs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turned up the first known death this week.
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- At the core of Brazil's out-of-control fires in the Amazon is deforestation. Here's how human meddling fundamentally transforms a rainforest.
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- Pepe is popping up all over Hong Kong—on walls, in forums, in sticker packs for apps—as a symbol of resistance against an authoritarian state.
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- Members of Twitter’s safety council say the company is keeping them in the dark and want to talk to CEO Jack Dorsey, in a letter obtained by WIRED.
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- The move furthers a trend of hardware manufacturers consolidating their brands by adding studios to their stable of first-party creators.
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- Opinion: A CFPB proposal would create a quandary for consumers. Click and risk a computer virus, or don't click and miss a debt payment.
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- The threat of cyberwar looms over the future: a new dimension of conflict capable of leapfrogging borders and teleporting the chaos of war to civilians thousands of miles beyond its front.
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- Players, coaches, and scientists alike say that the current record of 64 yards is well shy of what humans are capable of kicking.
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- People in an intro to physics class may make some basic errors, but that doesn't mean their ideas are bad. Effective teachers know to look deeper.
- Why People Keep Falling for Viral Hoaxes
- It's not because they're stupid.
- Google Gives up Sweets: New OS Is Just Called Android 10
- Bucking tradition, the next version of Google's mobile operating system will not be named after a dessert. Google is also changing the logo from green to black.
- 7 Best TV Streaming Devices for 2019 (4K and HD)
- We recommend the best media streaming devices for 4K HDR or HD TVs from Roku, Google, Apple, and Amazon.
- The Android 10 Privacy and Security Upgrades You Should Know About
- Google's next big Android release will make you safer—especially in ways you can't see.
- Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library
- Opinion: Millions of folks filling out the 2020 Census on public library computers also are putting themselves at risk.
- The Ethics of Hiding Your Data From the Machines
- It’s one thing to try to keep personal information from Facebook. But what if a company is going to use it to save people’s lives?
- The Beautiful Potential of Never-Ending Bachelor Parties
- More than a third of millennials slip ’n’ slide into debt to attend bachelor/ette parties. Thanks to group texts, the party never stops.
- 8 Best Laptops and Tablets for Students (2019 Back to School)
- Whether you plan to crush that term paper or immerse yourself in research, these college-ready computers will help you excel.
- Swatting Is a Deadly Problem—Here's the Solution
- Seattle has a no-brainer solution: If you're afraid of being swatted, list your address in a registry that police can check.
- For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic
- In a survey conducted by Girls Who Code, teen female engineers report that even their very first encounters with tech companies raised red flags.
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