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UK business minister tested for COVID-19 after lawmakers return to parliament

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 21:04
British business minister Alok Sharma has been tested for COVID-19 after feeling unwell in parliament on Wednesday, just a day after the government required hundreds of legislators to resume voting in person.

Search for missing man as family concerned for his welfare

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:40
He may have travelled to Braintree or Chelmsford
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It's nice y'all like our chips but half our sales are from cloud giants, FYI, says Nvidia's chief beancounter

The Register - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:39
Hyperscalers snap up GPUs for AI inference

Sales to hyperscale cloud giants now account for half of all Nvidia’s data centre revenues, the graphics giant’s chief financial officer Colette Kress said during a speech at the Bank of America Securities 2020 Global Technology Conference.…

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All we know as police cordon off park for 22 hours after stabbing

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:35
A 19-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of GBH
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Snapchat To Stop Promoting Trump's Content

Slashdot - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:25
Snapchat said Wednesday it would no longer promote President Donald Trump's content in its Discover section, a move that brings the messaging company closer to Twitter's approach in the ongoing debate over political speech. From a report: The company said in a statement that it would not "amplify voices who incite racial violence." Snapchat's Discover section typically features content from news organizations, brands, celebrities and sometimes politicians. The president's account remains visible on the platform, and anyone can follow the account for updates. Snapchat's change will remove Trump from the Discover section. "We are not currently promoting the president's content on Snapchat's Discover platform," the company said. "We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover. Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality, and justice in America."

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Malaria drug touted by Trump ineffective to prevent COVID-19 in high profile study

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:19
The malaria drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was shown to be ineffective in preventing infection in people exposed to the coronavirus, according to a widely anticipated clinical trial released on Wednesday.

Republicans blast FBI Russia probe as Rosenstein defends Mueller

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:16
Republican allies of President Donald Trump attacked the FBI's probe of his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday, but failed to get a key witness to agree that former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was unfounded.

Dutch protesters smash windows after anti-racism protest canceled

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:04
Dutch riot police intervened to scatter small groups of protesters who smashed windows and threw furniture after authorities broke up an anti-racism demonstration for violating coronavirus social distancing rules.

Minnesota raises charge against fired officer in George Floyd case, charges 3 others

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:04
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will increase the charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer to second-degree murder in the death of an unarmed black man and level charges against the three other fired officers in a case that has led to more than a week of sometimes violent protests across the United States, the Star Tribune newspaper said on Wednesday.

Factbox: What U.S. police are shooting at protesters

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 20:04
Police across the United States are using a variety of weapons on protesters as demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd intensify. Often described as “non-lethal,” these weapons include tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. They have sometimes seriously injured protesters.

WHO set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial in battle against COVID-19

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:56
The World Health Organization will resume its trial of hydroxychloroquine for potential use against the coronavirus, its chief said on Wednesday, after those running the study briefly stopped giving it to new patients over health concerns.

British and German police seek information on new Madeleine McCann suspect

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:49
British and German police said on Wednesday they had a new suspect in the 2007 disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann - appealing for information on a German man who is currently imprisoned in Germany on an unrelated matter.

New Cold Boot Attack Affects Seven Years of LG Android Smartphones

Slashdot - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:45
South Korean phone manufacturer LG has released a security update last month to fix a vulnerability that impacts its Android smartphones sold over the past seven years. From a report: The vulnerability, tracked under the identifier of CVE-2020-12753, impacts the bootloader component that ships with LG smartphones. In March this year, US software engineer Max Thomas discovered a vulnerability in the bootloader component that had been added to LG smartphones starting with the LG Nexus 5 series. In a technical breakdown of the vulnerability published on Tuesday, Thomas says the bootloader component's graphics package contains a bug that lets attackers sneak in their own code to run alongside the bootloader's graphics under certain conditions, such as when the battery dies out and when the device is in the bootloader's Download Mode. Thomas says that threat actors who perfectly time an attack can gain the ability to run their own custom code, which could allow them to take over the bootloader, and inherently the entire device.

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Search for wanted man, 24, after he fails to appear at court

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:35
Charlie Borham is wanted by Essex Police
Categories: Local News

Test and trace programme ‘in early stages’ says chief

Braintree and Witham Times - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:33
CHIEF medical officer for England Professor Chris Whitty said the test and trace programme is “in the early stages of its development”.
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Smartphones, PCs, and now wearables... Is there any segment of the tech market COVID-19 hasn't wounded?

The Register - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:32
17% growth pre-pandemic now a measly 5%

Sales of wearable tech are estimated to slow in 2020 as consumers slam the breaks on non-essential spending. ABI Research is expecting 27 million fewer units sold against earlier forecasts, for a total of 254 million.…

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Those that can't find childcare do not have to return to work, PM says

Braintree and Witham Times - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:31
The Prime Minister said not being able to secure childcare was a reason to be let off returning to work.
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Snap removes Trump account from curated promotional section

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:24
Snap Inc said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump's account in Snapchat's Discover section, saying his inflammatory comments last week made the account ineligible for the curated section where users explore new content.

Mum given 5 months to live thought brain cancer was tiredness

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:23
Lisa Shurety, 39, put headaches and sleepless nights down to being a new mum
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Drunk man's bet goes wrong as inflatable drifts out to sea

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 19:04
'I hope this serves as a warning to everyone to take the sea seriously, and that alcohol and the sea do not mix well'
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